Salesian Club Theatre
  • 3/4 Play! Theatre for Beginners
  • Intermediate Theatre Lab 5/6
  • Advanced Theatre Studio 7/8
  • MASTER CLASS - High School
  • Tickets


2017 - 2018 Season

It’s a brand new day! 

Find out what’s coming up next for Salesian Club Theatre. 

TWO mainstage productions! 

ONE second stage production in our new Black Box Theatre! 

Ongoing Theatre Classes and Workshops for grades 3 through 12! 

 Click an option on the left for auditions, class schedules, and tickets!

Click an option on the left for auditions, class schedules, and tickets!

Who we are
Every year, dozens of kids descend upon the stage of the Salesian Auditorium to learn the craft of theatre.  They learn how to act, sing, dance, make costumes, build sets, run lights, develop original scripts, and study Shakespeare! 

The Salesian Club Theatre prides itself on providing San Francisco youth the opportunity to do plays and take classes at every level of youth theatre.  Our mission is to encourage not only theatre artists but life-long theatre lovers.  Our audience may include a Backstagetoddler who sits cross-legged on Dad’s lap watching his older sister wield a sword while speaking Shakespearean verse.  Our cast could feature a grandfather crooning onstage in a cameo walk-on while his granddaughter tap dances in the chorus.   You will always find in our stage crew a mom who climbs ladders and hangs lights while her child is offstage learning lines.   Based in our North Beach neighborhood, we truly are a community theatre, and everyone is welcome. 

And because Salesian Club Theatre is a program of the Club, there are no class fees --- all you need to do is join the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club (which costs only $10.00 per year!).  For more information on Club membership, call 415.397.3068 or drop by the Club office during weekday hours.
See you on stage.

Thank you!
Mary Powelson, Artistic Director



ALADDIN KIDS : Open to Club members in
Grades 4 and 5.

Auditions: Monday, August 21, 3:45 to 6:15 pm. Black Box Theatre.

To Audition: 

Be prepared to sing something by yourself or with one other person. You may choose an Aladdin song or any SHORT song you like. You will be asked to read a short scene. 

To prepare, please review the songs, character breakdown and scenes on MTI AUDITION CENTRAL for Aladdin Kids. 

Sign up for auditions slots on August 14 at the Club. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board at the Club.


Tuesday, August 22, Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 (callbacks), 4 to 6:30 pm. Black Box Theatre. 

Shakespeare Auditions open to Club members in grades 6, 7, and 8.

5th graders are welcome to audition by Director's advanced approval.  If you are an interested 5th grader, please email Mary Powelson at

To prepare for the audition, please review the play (cut version is linked on this page), choose one of the shorter monologues, and present it during audition week, August 22 to 24. It doesn’t HAVE to be memorized…but if you are serious about a role, please memorize it. 

Each actor will be given an opportunity to read shorts scenes as well as perform a prepared monologues.     

TWELFTH NIGHT script RESOURCES: Read the full version and review some criticism and discussion of the play. 

SIGN UP for Auditions beginning Monday, August 14. There will be a sign up sheet on the Bulletin Board in the Club.

3/4 Play!  Theatre for Beginners 

Third Grade performers will start with a studio workshop on Fridays, starting September 8, 3:45 to 4:30. 

Session 1: September 8, September 15, September 22, 

Session 2: November 3, November 10, November 17 

Session 3: January 12, January 19, January 26, 2018 

Session 4: Six weeks starting in mid-March, 2018. Dates TBA.. 

Sign ups will start at the Club on August 14, 2017.


The Spring Musical will be announced in September. Auditions will be in November. The Musical will go into tech week on February 24, 2018 and Spring Musical performances will be March 1, 2 and 3, 2018.




Comedy Troupe meets on Mondays, starting August 21. There are two levels, BEGINNING and ADVANCED.

BEGINNING COMEDY: Mondays, starting August 21. Class meets from 3:45 to 4:45.  

Beginning Comedy is open to 6th and 7th graders only but 5th graders will be considered if you communicate in advance with the Director.. 

Beginning Comedy will have two sessions, Fall and Spring. 

 The Fall Session begins August 21 and ends December 4, excluding Monday holidays and the Monday of Thanksgiving week. 

The Spring Session begins January 22 and ends April 30, excluding Monday holidays and Spring break. 

ADVANCED COMEDY TROUPE: By invitation only. There is a waiting list for interested participants. Currently the Troupe comprises comedians from grades 6, 7, and 8. 

ADVANCED COMEDY TROUPE IS YEAR ROUND, starting on Monday, August 21 and ending on Monday, May 14.  

Class meets on Mondays, 5 pm to 6:15 pm, excluding Monday holidays, the Monday of Thanksgiving week, Christmas / Winter breaks, and Easter / Spring Breaks. 

For more information, waiting list, and Directorial approval, contact Mary at

Advanced Acting Theatre Studio (6, 7 and 8)

The Fall Advanced Studio will be the production of SHAKESEARE's TWELFTH NIGHT.  Please see the audition page and/or contact Mary Powelson at

MASTER CLASS - Advanced Acting Skills - 8th Grade and High School

Salesian Club Theatre offers a Master Level Acting Coaching for interested high-school age students and 8th graders who are preparing for BFA, SOTA and Conservatory auditions. 

There will be ongoing one-time acting skills and performance workshops scheduled throughout the year, starting in September. 

There will also be an Alumni Showcase during Theatre Fest Week in May, 2018. 

To get on that mailing list, or to receive coaching/workshop information please email Mary Powelson at or call her at 415.397.3068. Ext. 114.

The Salesian Club Theatre has been producing plays with youth since 2006.

Year  Production(s)
2006  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2007  Guys and Dolls Jr.
2008 Annie Jr.
2009   The Music Man Jr.

Somewhere Over Salesian – an original musical revue
Twelfth Night


Somewhere Over Salesian 2
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2012  Bye Bye Birdie
The Comedy of Errors
2013  Oliver!
Bad Wolf, a student-written and directed original play with music
The Jungle Book (Kids)
Romeo & Juliet
A Very Salesian Christmas – a student-written and directed original play with music
2014  Anything Goes
¾ Play Theatre Class student-scenes
2015 Somewhere Over Salesian 3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2016  Annie (kids)
The Lion King (kids)
The Taming of the Shrew
2017  Guys and Dolls
Aladdin (kids)
Theatre Fest Week 2017

How To Register Online

Click on this link to register for classes: SALESIAN CLUB THEATRE CLASSES 

Unless you have bought tickets to or registered under the Club THEATRE arts people database, you must create an account to register for Theatre Classes online. Please create an account on the landing page by: entering your email address and setting up a password, and then you should process through the prompts, ignore the requests to add insurance etc. agree to the liability release by clicking and saying yes, and then make sure to press submit when finished. There is no charge for this class, so just keep saying yes, yes, and please know that a donation is not required but always appreciated, and again, make sure you submit at the end. You should receive an email confirmation if all went well. 

Thank you!