There are no small parts, only small actors!
The Thibodaux Playhouse Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop began in 1982 thanks to three culturally-minded women: Sheela Plater, Angela Hammerli, and Kay Franz. Thirty-one years later, in 2013, the workshop was expanded to include a spring production and was affectionately renamed Thibodaux Playhouse Junior (TPI Junior).
TPI Junior encourages area youth to embrace the performing arts while providing an educational environment that fosters creativity in children ages 7 to 15. By participating in a TPI Junior production, children get to experience the magic of live theatre, all while learning invaluable life lessons.
TPI Junior services children from Thibodaux and the surrounding communities of: Schriever, Gray, Napoleonville, Chackbay, Vacherie, Raceland, Lockport, Cut-Off, and Houma. Low-income youth, as well as, youth with learning challenges and/or physical handicaps are fully accommodated and welcomed to be a part of TPI Junior.
Children’s theatre in Thibodaux took root in 1982 and has blossomed into a shared conservatory of experiences for area youth and an increasing number of patrons who have come to enjoy the Playhouse’s contribution to the performing arts.
The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition (2019)