Statesboro Youth Theater

The Averitt Center's Youth Theater Program provides professional instruction that allows children to develop skills in a safe, nurturing environment. Directed by Mical Whitaker, the program offers a year-round class for elementary and middle school students. There is also an annual summer production for high school students with past performances including Hairspray! and The Wizard of Oz.

Check out this number from the 2012 production of The Wizard of Oz! WATCH VIDEO

Theater Classes!
We offer class for children in Kindergarten through High School levels. Theater builds confidence and is just a whole lot of fun. Click the "read more" button to see a listing of our course offerings.


Congratulations! Hansel and Gretel Cast
Statesboro Youth Theater

We are proud to announce the 2 casts of Hansel and Gretel


Hansel and Gretel
October 24 – 25, 2014  |  7:00 p.m.

This fall the Statesboro Youth Theater will bring the classic childhood tale, Hansel and Gretel to the Emma Kelly stage. When Hansel and Gretel are sent into the woods,


witchForgiven: A Fairy Tale
May 1 – 2, 2015  |  7:00 p.m.

This inspirational story about the power of forgiveness is delightfully fun and full of heart. With plenty of great fairy tale roles to go around, this fractured fairy tale explores how kindness and forgiveness can be shown to anyone, even those who have done terrible things.



Christmas Around the World
November 21 & 22, 2014  |  7:00 p.m.
November 23, 2014  |  2:00 p.m.

Join the Averitt Youth Programs for a celebration of Christmas Around the World. Songs, dances and short skits showing how different cultures Read more...

Meet Our Director

Mical Whitaker holds a BFA in Theatre from A&T University. He spent over 20 years in the professional theatre industry in New York City where he developed his own theatre company, The East River Players, one of the NYC’s most important and influential African American Theatre voices. He and a few close friends also founded the Everyman Street Festival, now known as the Lincoln Center Out of Doors, an annual 20-day celebration of live theater now celebrating its 40th Anniversary.


Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 212-2787 (ARTS)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday:
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.