ACT II Theatre Program

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About the program

ACT II provides supportive services for youth through various performing, visual, expressive, and musical arts-based programming. It provides youth with the opportunity to develop an increased sense of self-worth and belonging through a youth-engaged expressive arts model.

ACT II is of no cost and incorporates skill building using Rebound’s child & youth professionals, in conjunction with trained adult allies from the arts community. ACT II succeeds in helping youth develop emotional and social strengths, with a focus on youth facing barriers, including those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, and those facing mental health challenges.

ACT II hold rehearsals in June, July, August, and September, held three times a week in the summer before show week. It is open to youth aged 8-17 for the cast and open for ages 8-24 for production crew roles. Whether a youth would like work backstage or perform in front of a crowd, there a place for them in Act II.



2024 Production Details:

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice as she navigates the curious world of Wonderland on a journey of self-discovery. This 60-minute stage adaptation of the classic Disney animated film and the Lewis Carroll stories makes a triumphant return to the Broadway Junior® catalog, with an updated script and score made specifically for today’s young performers.

When young Alice finds herself in a strange world where everything seems upside down, she must find her way home…and find herself along the way. As she travels through Wonderland, she encounters all of the iconic characters that audiences have come to love: including the ever-tardy White Rabbit, the grinning Cheshire Cat, a cool Caterpillar, the wacky Mad Hatter, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts.

Alice in Wonderland JR. features Disney favorites such as “The Golden Afternoon,” “The Unbirthday Song,” and “Painting the Roses Red” along with brand-new songs, including music from the 2010 live-action film. Whether this is your first experience with Alice or your hundredth, you’ll fall in love all over again with this timeless story of adventure, imagination, and pure fun!

Important Dates:

Volunteer Position Interviews- March/April 2024

Youth Auditions- May 2024

Rehearsals- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings from June-September, 6:00-8:30 pm

Tech Week- September 9-12, 2024

Show Dates- September 13 & 14 (There will be a matinee on September 14th)


Sunday, May 26th: 1-4 pm at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound (10 Lorne Cres., Sarnia)

Monday, May 27th: 5-8 pm at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound (10 Lorne Cres., Sarnia)

Please select ONE of these dates to audition.

How does the audition work?

Act II will be hosting open auditions which means no appointments or forms prior to the audition. When a performer arrives to audition, they will be greeted by Rebound staff in our “green room” to fill out an audition form. Young people can show up anytime between the allotted time slots stated above. They will be asked to stay in our green room until the audition room is ready for their group. There will be a picture release form and an audition photo during the sign in process as well.

The young performers will be ushered to the audition space which will be a room next to the green room. Auditions will be in groups of 5-10 youth depending on the amount of people in the space. Parents, friends, and/or guardians will not be permitted in the room unless accommodations are requested. Please reach out to us if you need accommodations.

In the audition space, the young performers will be asked to do their song one by one (or dance piece depending on the youth). Then, we will do our group song with lyrics and sheet music provided. After the singing is finished, we will ask the audition group to read lines from the script. The chosen scenes will be provided. Once that is done, they are free to leave.

What will you need?

Each young person will be asked to sing a song of their choice with a time limit of 1-minute. The audition can be acapella, or you can bring in music tracks via phone or YouTube link. We will not be playing sheet music for this audition. However, there will be a group song where each audition group will be asked to sing together. Sheet music and lyrics will be provided for that process.

The young performers will be asked to do a cold read with a few lines from the play. Rebound will make these public on their social media if anyone wants to prepare their acting skills.

There will be no dance portion for this audition. However, we will be asking for special skills and dance training on the audition form. If a young person wants to demonstrate their dancing talent instead of a 1-minute song (stated above), we will accept a dance piece as a replacement.

How many young performers are you casting?

We are hopeful to cast 40-50 young performers. As opposed to other years, we are choosing a relatively smaller cast and ensemble to fit the needs of the show.

When will we find out about the cast?

We will be making calls to the chosen cast on May 31st. Those who do not make the production will also be contacted on this day. The official cast will be announced via social media on June 3rd.

If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact Mairi at 519-344-2841 or email her at    

Program Details

8-17 (cast) 8-24 (crew)
Email: info@reboundonline.comPhone: 1-519-344-2841
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