Introducing the

Ovation Jr. Theatre

The Ovation Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Ovation Jr. Theatre.


The Ovation Theatre has had an amazing response to our community and we are now excited to offer a way to reach our young actors, techies, designers and builders of the future. Here at the Ovation, we have been working very hard to come up with a staff and crew for a brand new Jr Theatre program. 


We are super excited to annouce the upcoming summer program for 2018.


Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS

Directed by Ariel Clark and Danielle Chase

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences. Contact, Ariel Clark at 661-331-3595 for more information.

Workshop Start Date: June 11th

Workshop Days & Times:

Monday-Friday, 9am – 12pm


July 13th, 2018

July 14th, 2018

Ages 5-12 year old

Cost: $350

Seussical Jr.

Directed by Kelci Cerri & Erica Lynn

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony- winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! Contact, Erica Lynn at 661-805-7505 for more information.


Workshop Start Date: 

June 25th

Workshop Days & Times:

Monday-Friday, 1pm – 4pm


August 3, 2018

August 4, 2018

Ages 8-15 year old

Cost: $350

in Partnership with the Bakersfield Youth Fine Arts Academy


Directed by Amber O’Reilly & Frank Sierra

Since it’s electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, Grease has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” and “Summer Nights”, Grease follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations. Contact, Amber O’Reilly from the Bakersfield Youth Fine Arts Academy at 661-333-1121 for more information.

About the BYFA: Bakersfield Youth Fine Arts Academy (BYFA) is an organization that specializes in the education of youth in the visual and performing arts and the enrichment of our community through live performances. Due to lack of funding, fine arts programs are generally the first to be eliminated from many schools’ standard learning curriculum. BYFA’s primary goal is to fill that void. In a technology driven age, BYFA has a strong conviction to keep the soul of the arts alive by offering it to the future…our children. The enrichment of our children in the visual and performing arts has benefits of improving the skills of acting, singing, dancing, painting, drawing and sculpting. However, the most fundamental benefits of studying the fine arts are promoting creativity, gaining social skills by working in teams, building self-confidence and encouraging individuality in self-expression. BYFA views these benefits as invaluable assets to mold children into becoming successful adults.


Workshop Start Date: 

July 30th

When school is in session, the workshop hours will change to accommodate school schedule

Workshop Days & Times:

Monday-Friday, 10am – 1pm


September 7, 2018

September 8, 2018

Ages 12-19 year old

Cost: $350

Ovation Theatre

1622 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Box Office Opens 2 Weeks Prior to Each Show, and Stays Open During Run of Show:
Tues-Fri 9am-1pm
Saturday 12pm-3pm
Sun-Mon Closed
1 Hr. Before Each Show