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Welcome to La Canada Junior Theater Zionsville!

California-based La Canada Junior Theater is proud to bring its amazing children’s theater programs to Zionsville, Indiana! 12 years of experience, fun and innovative teaching, combined with fully realized professional level musical theater productions make for a win-win experience at LCJT!

Postponed until Fall 2022


Zionsville, Indiana SCHOOL
The Lion King

Saturdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, March 5-May 21

*Additional Mandatory Rehearsals: May 15, 16, 17, 18,19,20  (Time TBD)

12 and up

No Rehearsal:

Saturday, May 21 (times TBD)

LCJT Staff

Boys & Girls Club of Boone County-Zionsville Unit
1575 Mulberry St.
Zionsville, IN. 46077

$795 + $25 materials fee

*Materials fee is waived if paid in full

*Fee includes tuition, all materials, script, and costumes (does not include tickets to the show)

**Can do three payments of $273.33 due on on or before March 1, April 1, May 1

Postponed until Fall 2022

What Makes LCJT Special?

  • All kids, no matter how young or how new get both acting and singing lines in the show!
  • We do “ensemble casting” so that everyone has an opportunity to shine!
  • We believe in “shared” lead roles, so that more kids will get a chance to play their favorite part!
  • We do professionally produced musical theater productions complete with lights, costumes, sets, and the roar of a supportive crowd!
  • We provide fun and supportive instruction with an emphasis on confidence building!

Zionsville Staff

Susan Spann

Artistic Director, Producer

Susan, a veteran teacher and actress has produced local children’s theater for over 20 years. Credits include, "Mary Poppins Jr.", "Oklahoma", "Into the Woods Jr.", "Shrek Jr.", "Legally Blonde - the Musical", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Peter Pan Jr.", "Les Miserables School Edition", "Hairspray", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Oliver", "Grease", “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Annie”, Bugsy Malone”, “High School Musical”, "High School Musical 2", “Willy Wonka”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, "Guys & Dolls", "Bye Bye, Birdie", "Sound Of Music", "West Side Story", "The Rockin' Retro Musical", "Beauty and the Beast Jr", "Newsies", "Moana Junior" and "Frozen Junior".

She co-founded Upstage La Canada in 2001 and the critically acclaimed Upstage Summer Camp in 2003.

Susan also taught in the Performing Arts Academy of John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, and has over twenty years of teaching experience.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Susan was a member of the nationally ranked Indiana State University gymnastics team and a gymnastics coach for children.

Rick Barber

Co-Director, Musical Director, Choreographer

Rick brings to the cast an extensive list of performance credits including stage shows at Kings Island, Great America CA, Holiday World, Shoji Tabuchi Productions Branson, Dino Karsonakis Productions Branson, Louise Mandrell Productions Branson, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express Las Vegas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Productions and Holland America Cruise Line Productions. Rick attended Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, where he was a member of the I.U. Singing Hoosiers, and later graduated with a degree in music education from Oakland City University. At Footlite Musicals, Rick could be seen in, Tommy, The Bridges of Madison County, Priscilla Queen of Desert and Singing In The Rain. Rick’s most noted work was seen at Footlite Musicals where he, along with Chris Barber choreographed and directed the musical, Legally Blonde the Musical. Rick also choreographs for both Fisher’s High School and Decatur Central High School. Rick feels it is always a blessing to meet each new cast and make new friends in the Indy theater world. He is so thankful for so many God-given talents to bless others with and for an amazing family and parents who continue to bless his life.

Chris Barber

Co-Director, Choreographer

Chris has over 20 years teaching competition dance and has won many national choreography awards for his work. Chris worked as Disc Jockey for WGGK for two years. He has danced with the Circle City Ballet Company, The Indiana Fever Hip Hop squad, Nike Culture Shock. He has choreographed musicals for local high schools as well as many high school dance teams. He performed with the Coachlite Theater and Miss Betty’s Dinner theater in Nashville Indiana. At Footlite Musicals, Chris could be seen in, The Bridges of Madison County, Pricilla Queen of the Desert and Singing in the Rain. At Civic Theater Chris played the role of Larry in, A Chorus Line. Chris also has choreographed for Mudd Creek Players and the Cat Theater of Carmel. His most noted work was seen at Footlite Musicals where he and Rick Barber, directed and choreographed the musical, Legally Blonde the Musical. Chris also choreographs musicals for both Fisher’s High School and Decatur Central High School. Chris is thankful to God for the talents he has been provided and the loving support of family and friends.

Some of our Past Shows