Once Upon a Decade

December 13 - 22, 2019

Once Upon a Decade

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Studio Theater

Cinderella in the 70's? Rapunzel in the 60's? Come enjoy this zany comedy as Beck Center preteens give a new meaning to “once upon a time” when they set all your favorite fairy tales and fables in different decades. This retro comedy will be the bee's knees, groovy and totally tubular! From the director of last year’s Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit, and the author of the uproarious All Greek To Me.

Creative Team

  • Playwright & Director: Rachel Spence

Beck Center for the Arts – one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater in the nation - is proud to announce our 71st Anniversary Youth Theater season for 2019 - 2020!

 Beck Center Youth Theater alumni include: Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black; Manhattan ) , Isabela Moner (Dora and the Lost City of Gold;Transformers: The Last Night), Rory O’Malley (Hamilton; Tony Nominee, Book of Mormon); Daniel Reichard (Drama Desk Nominee, Jersey Boys); and Alice Ripley (Tony Winner, Next to Normal).

 Audition Information:

To schedule an audition please contact Beck Center Customer Service at 216-521-2540 x 10. Audition sign ups begin September 25, 2019.

Once Upon a Decade

Writing and Direction by Rachel Spence

Fridays, December 13 & 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, December 15 & 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Student Matinee Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 12.*

Auditions: Sign ups begin September 25, 2019. Saturday, October 5, 2:00-5:00 pm & Sunday, October 6, 12:00-3:00 pm, 2019

Callbacks: Monday, October 7(5:00-8:00 pm), 2019

All cast members are required to attend all performances.

*Please note: Youth Theater roles are only eligible to students who will be enrolled in our Fall 2019 semester. Actors do not need to be enrolled at the time of the auditions, however, participation in the actual production does require Beck Center enrollment in our Fall 2019 semester. Students do not need to be specifically enrolled in a Theater class at Beck Center to qualify. Students enrolled in a Fall 2019 semester class in Beck Center’s Dance, Music and Visual Arts Departments are equally eligible.

Bottom line:  if you are accepting a role in the show, you will need to enroll prior to the start of rehearsals. Any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Clare, Associate Director of Theater Education, at sclare@beckcenter.org.

Our Fall 2019 catalog is available online at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c9ae157ca525b79e8f35998/t/5d28a2ef15314e0001e3b0ee/1562944246018/19+Fall+Catalog+FINAL+7.12.19.pdf

 Unlike some other youth theaters, there is NO additional participation fee required beyond enrollment.


For more information please contact Julie Gilliland at (216) 521-2540 x22