Litefooter Youth Workshop & Production

Our young performers at the Plaza are nicknamed the Litefooters because our adults are called the Footeliters in honor of Pulitzer- and Academy Award-winning playwright Horton Foote, who was born in Wharton. Every summer we teach basic stagecraft and theatre discipline at the Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop. The workshop culminates in a major production on the Plaza’s main stage during the last weekend in June.
Auditions: Auditions are held in early May and the number of participants will be limited for the program. For those that receive a part and are accepted into the program, a registration fee of $75.00 covers t-shirt, snacks and supplies. Scholarships are available upon special request.

Special Note: Youth that participate in the Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop & Production will not be allowed to audition for other summer productions because of conflicting rehearsal schedules. 

2021 Production: Annie, Jr.

Presented by Roberson Air Conditioning

Auditions: Appointments scheduled after registration

  • Participants must be 6 – 16 at the time of auditions
  • The number of participants will be limited
  • Social distancing protocols will be in place
  • $75 registration fee required to cover DVD, t-shirts, snacks, and supplies

Performances: June 23-26, 2022
Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

About the Show:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Rehearsal Schedule.  The schedule is subject to change depending on the specific requirements of the production.

Performance Schedule.  The production schedule for each season is posted on the Plaza website.  Participants need to be at the theater two hours before curtain time for each performance for costumes, hair and makeup.

Volunteering.  The Litefooter Summer Youth Workshop always requires volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including snack preparation, backstage assistance, set construction, prop and costume fabrication, etc.  If you’d like to assist in any way, please contact us.