Oakland Center for the Arts has a rich tradition of producing great theater with many genres of theatre. Currently, we have moved our focus to youth theater, life skills, teaching more than acting and music, but more hands-on training on lights, sound, set design, costuming, fundraising, and much more than most any other youth theater company in Ohio. Our goal is to teach more than acting and singing. The passions of youths extend into the other realms of theatre which they can use in other ways throughout their lives.
But as the community sees our final product, the production/show, the work behind the scenes is much more intensive with responsibilities passed onto each child, youths, and adults to increase attendance, advertising, and awareness to the Oakland Center and Kids First Theater Initiative.
Without the hard work from parents, the kids, and all of our supporters coming to see our performances we wouldn't be able to bring you productions like:
Annie Jr., the Emporer's new clothes, Shrek Jr., Freckleface Strawberry, A Christmas Story, Flat Stanley, Lion King Jr., Godspell, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen Jr., David El' Hatton Scholarship fundraiser, and our Camp Showbiz Summer Camp.