Summer Theatre Festival

2019 Summer Season

Disney Newsies Musical - Open Auditions

Audition Dates

  • May 10 - 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Richardson Performing Arts Center at SC
  • May 11 - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Winfield High School Auditorium

Show Dates: July 12, 13, & 14 

Roles Available:

  • Jack Kelly, Kathrine, Crutchie, Davey, Les, Spot Colin, Newsies

Adult Roles:

  • Joseph Pulitzer, Medda Larkin, Wiesel, Snyder, Theodore Roosevelt, Seitz, Bunsen, Nunzio, Ensemble

The auditions are for everyone! Individuals auditioning can prepare a song or can sing a song from the show. Contact the director, Allyson Moon at, in order to request audition materials for “Newsies.” Scenes from the show will be used for the acting portion of the audition and will be provided.

Newsies Synopsis:
New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

Additional 2019 Summer Shows

Madagascar – June 7, 8

Nunsense – July 26, 27, 28

For more information about the auditions or the other productions, contact Allyson Moon at (620) 229-6328 or by emailing

2018 Southwestern College Theatre Festival!

Summer 2018 Day Camps

All summer camps were under the leadership of Allyson Moon and the 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Interns.

Magic School Bus Group Picture


  • Allyson Moon and the 2018 SC Summer Theatre Interns spent two weeks working together with the Story & Youth Theatre Camps to create scripts from 3 Magic School Bus books, and putting together an entire musical. This years show will be "ALADDIN JR" THE MUSICAL

Musical Theatre Performance Camp Group Picture


  • The Musical Theatre Camp worked all week to develop a variety show, full of dancing, singing, and acting from shows included in the Southwestern College theatre season! 


Improv Camp Group


  • The Improvisational Acting Camp focused on the major concepts of Improv all week long.  A huge variety of improvisational games was played each day, and we end the week with a showcase of games for parents and friends!


Playwrighting Camp Group


  • The Playwrighting Camp spent all week with Roger Moon, learning about the basics of writing a play.  Throughout the week, they write scenes of their own, and present them at the showcase at the end of the week!

Summer Shows!

Aladdin Jr. The Musical
June 8 & 9

Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney's "Aladdin Jr.", a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. In Agrabah, city of enchantment, every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. 

To be in Aladdin Jr., please register for our Story Theatre Camp or Youth Theatre camp through the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council.

Contact them at 620-221-2161

Summer Theatre Festival 2018 Poster

Rock of Ages
June 29-30, July 1

It's the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood. The Bourbon Room, home of rock star, Stacee Jaxx is in danger of closing. Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with palns to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Includes music by hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and more.

Contact Allyson Moon at or 620-229-6328 for questions.


Avenue Q
July 27-29

This laugh out loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college rad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. (Contains adult language and content)

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