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

oliverOliver! The Musical
August 1 – 2, 2014  |  7:00 p.m.
August 3, 2014  |  2:00 p.m.

Orphaned Oliver Twist goes from the workhouses in London to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kindhearted Nancy, and the menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a home in Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. Read more...

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.


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.


Audition: Hansel and Gretal Statesboro Youth Theater
August 9, 2014

For Fall 2014, STY turns to a classic tale guaranteed to delight audiences of every age. When Hansel and Gretel are sent into the woods, they encounter some marvelous folk - an arrogant troll who fiercely guards his bridge, a talking owl, a forest sprite and two hobgoblins


drummerChristmas 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 celebrate the holiday will be performed by the Statesboro Youth Chorale, the Statesboro Youth Ballet and the Statesboro Youth Theater. The show will conclude with an ‘over the top’ production of The Twelve Days of Christmas like you’ve never seen it before.
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 youth

Congratulations to the Cast of Oliver!

Statesboro Youth Theater Production

McLendon, Ian Oliver

Sean DeVine Mr. Bumble

Neilsen, Paul The Artful Dodger

2014 Summer Theater Camps

Showmanship Camp

June 2-6, 2017

Do you enjoy performing, but just don't feel like you are the best with showmanship and pizzazz? Then this camp is for you. Enroll and take your performance skills to a whole new level. This camp will focus on showmanship and how to really shine on stage.


Magical Fairytale Theatre

June 23-27, 2014

Join us in the world of fantasy, imagination and play! Camp will focus primarily on drama through structured acting/drama games, with the goal of creating an imaginative group adaptation of each story. Stories might include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White, The Princess and the Frog, Pinocchio and Jack and the Beanstalk to name a few.


Jungle Book Camp

June 16-20, 2014

Join Mowgli and his jungle pals for this unique camp experience! This camp will take you through the entire process of producing a play with music in just five days! Join King Louie as you learn to walk like him, talk like him, and have a ball doing all the fun Jungle Book scenes.


To Broadway & Beyond Theater Camp

July 7-11, 2014

Get ready to let your child’s star shine with this hands-on educational theater experience designed to encourage creative, dramatic interpretation! Learn audition preparations and improvisation techniques, as well as musical scores and other important aspects of being on stage!


Oliver! Musical Theatre and Performance Camp

July 14-18, 2014

We will study acting, dancing and singing for musical theatre with a special focus on the scenes, songs and dances from Oliver! In addition, campers will have the chance to join the full company onstage for performances. Read more...

Broadway Revue Camp

July 28-30, 2014

Imagine yourself on the Broadway stage performing numbers from your favorite shows. The lights are bright and the shows are sold out. The Broadway Revue at the Averitt Center is open to singers, dancers, and actors ages 12 and up. We will be doing numbers from several shows that the participants will choose. 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.