Yorkshire Playhouse Auditions for the 2015 Children's Theatre Production

Announcing Auditions for

The Yorkshire Playhouse Children’s Theatre

2015 Production of


Queen Zixi of Ix, or

The Story of the Magic Cloak

Directed By John I. Baker III

   Queen Zixi of Ix is adapted from L. Frank Baum’s (the creator of The Wizard of OZ) original children’s book.  In this fanciful      

   and charming tale a magic wishing cloak is spun and the fairies decide to give it to the first unhappy mortal – man, woman, or child – their emissary chances to meet. 

   Auditions will be held at the Yorkshire Playhouse on the following dates:  

    Wednesday, May 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

    Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon


  • Age requirements:  Minimum:  Children must have completed 1st grade and young adults through the completion of their junior year of high school.


  • Please call in advance for an audition time by calling the Yorkshire Playhouse at 402-362-3678 at these times:

     Monday        May 11      between   12:30-5:00 pm

     Tuesday        May 12      between   12:30-5:00 pm

     Wednesday   May 13      between   12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

     Thursday      May 14      between   12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

     Friday           May 15      between   12:30-5:00 pm


  • Please arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form. 

  •  Walk in auditions are welcome, your child will be given the nearest time available.  

  There are roughly 40-50 parts in Queen Zixi of Ix.  Due to a limited number of roles in the production children are required to audition for a part in the production.  Each participant in The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre must pay a joining fee of $45.00 to be in the production.  The fee includes the production script, production T-shirt and two tickets for the production. 

Note: Fees are only paid by those who make the production.  Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford the fees

   Play Schedule:

            Rehearsals:  Begin Monday, June 1st from 8:30am to 11:30am

            Performances:  Thursday through Sunday, June 25, 26, and 27 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. 


  The aim of the Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is to teach children about theatre, performance skills, and to give the children of York County an enjoyable artistic experience.

Last year's children's theatre production

Last year's children's theatre production