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Theater Productions

Yocum Institute’s PrimaryStages Productions constantly looks at the seemingly every day and turns it into something magical through the transformative experience of live theater.

Our goal is to consistently provide a variety of excellent, quality performances that are accessible to the very young and entertaining to the entire family. From plays inspired by beloved children’s books, to jazz for kids, to holiday-inspired shows, to opera for children (in partnership with Berks Opera Workshop), our productions employ professional and up-and-coming professional actors, directors, musicians, scenic designers, and costumers from all over the region.

Through school tours, onsite performances, and performances in libraries and other partnering venues, PrimaryStages Productions have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of audience members throughout Berks County and beyond.


Yocum Institute’s PrimaryStages Productions constantly looks at the seemingly every day and turns it into something magical through the transformative experience of live theater.

Our goal is to consistently provide a variety of excellent, quality performances that are accessible to the very young and entertaining to the entire family. From plays inspired by beloved children’s books, to jazz for kids, to holiday-inspired shows, to opera for children (in partnership with Berks Opera Workshop), our productions employ professional and up-and-coming professional actors, directors, musicians, scenic designers, and costumers from all over the region.

Through school tours, onsite performances, and performances in libraries and other partnering venues, PrimaryStages Productions have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of audience members throughout Berks County and beyond.


Upcoming Productions

Young Performer Series presents Tinkerbell
an online production

Showing:
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all. When all the fairies in Neverland start dying, Tinker Bell comes to London to find a friend. There she meets a young boy named Peter Pan who has just run away from his family so he can be a little boy forever and have fun. When Tink takes Peter to Neverland, all sorts of wonderful and amazing things happen: flowers grow, animals appear and pirates arrive. But as Peter brings more Lost Boys and the Darling children back to her island, Tink finds she doesn’t like sharing her friend with anyone else. Especially that Wendy girl. This fresh and intensely theatrical adaptation of the classic story emphasizes play and fun as well as the complicated nature of friendship. A new, twinkling light shines on all the characters you love as J.M. Barrie’s story is reborn from this feisty fairy’s point of view.

Ticket Link: Young Performers Series: Virtual Tinkerbell Performance Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)


PrimaryStages Productions presents Dragons Love Tacos

Showing:
Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Ticket Link/Additional Details: Coming Soon


Alice in Wonderland
Performance at Gring’s Mill
June 25-27, 2021 6:00 PM

Cast List:
Alice: Delaney Gable
Susan: Ariel Ulrich
Alice’s Mother (o/s voice): Laura Stewart
White Rabbit: Oliver Felding
Garden Flower 4/ Music: Emilee Koch
Garden Flower 2/ Music: Michael Dotterer
Garden Flower 1/ Music: Fallyn Smith
Card 4: Kiera Hegarty
Card 5: Marley Wolfe
Card 9: Ben Houck
Jack of Hearts: Arin Gray
Queen of Hearts: Amy Young
Alices 3/ Card 3: Sonja Smith
Alices 2/ Card 2: Marissa Smith
Alices 1/ Card 6: Ailey Albright
Alices 4/ Card 7: Julia Poe
Alices 5/ Card 8: Alexandra Nicholson
Garden Flower 9/ ACE: Madison Wolfe
Caterpillar: Samantha Grinage
Duchess: Sandi Trait
Cook: Laura Stewart
Cheshire Cat, Body: Sabina Houck
Cheshire Cat, Tail: Katie Kreska
March Hare: Katie Brendlinger
Mad Hatter: Ariel Ulrich
Doormouse: Chloe Smith
Humpty Dumpty: Nate Houck
Hedgehog for the Queen/ Garden Flower 6: Becca Kreska
Hedgehog for Alice/ Garden Flower 8/ Pig: Paul Head
Hedgehog for Duchess/ Garden Flower 5: Cami Conner
Hedgehog for King/ Garden Flower 7: Juliet Hunter

Productions Page


Past Productions

*denotes Teen Theater Ensemble Performances

Past Productions Supported by:

  • Reading Musical Foundation
  • Yocum Trust
  • Rural Arts Programs
  • Donald B and Dorthy L Stabler Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • Diversity Alliance Endowment Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation