Winner of the 2015 North Carolina Theatre Conference Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award

Student Theatre Guild

Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild provides an outstanding theatre opportunity to high school and college students selected through an audition process. The summer intensive provides a professional-level summer stock experience. The group rehearses for 9 days in July and then presents 7 performances of a major Broadway musical over 2 weekends on the Theatre Charlotte stage. If selected through the audition process, there is no fee to participate. Past productions include SWEENEY TODD, CABARET, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, SWEET CHARITY, HAIRSPRAY and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. The 2017 production will be CRY-BABY!

Cry-Baby The Musical

Theatre Charlotte's award-winning Student Theatre Guild presents this jumping, jiving rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of "The Daily Show."

Performance Schedule

Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 at 2:30 p.m.



For 3 weeks in the summer, more than 30 TCjr participants, age 9-14, work with professional directors, choreographers, designers, technicians and performers experiencing and creating musical theatre. In addition to these professionals, college students studying the performing arts, along with exceptional high school students, will work alongside these young people, sharing their knowledge and experience, rehearsing and performing a professional-level summer stock production to be presented on the Theatre Charlotte stage. Recent TCjr presentations of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR, PETER PAN JR, Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR, THE WIZARD OF OZ and ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR were all smash hits! The 2017 summer production will be Disney's THE LION KING JR!

Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, Theatre Charlotte's award-winning youth theatre program, TCjr, presents this one-of-a-kind musical on the Theatre Charlotte stage. The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 6 at 10 a.m.
Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m.