The Jennersville YMCA Performing Arts Company offers performing arts programs for a variety of ages and interests. Our programs take place in our dedicated theater, located inside the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove, PA.

Offerings include the following.

Youth Theater Productions

Preschool Musical Theater Classes

Youth Technical Theater - NEW for Fall 2023

Community Theater for All Ages - Debuting Winter 2023

Adaptive Dance & Theater - Debuting Spring 2024

No matter which program you choose, we create a safe and inclusive space, where our young actors can be a part of a community.

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Volunteers play a vital role in our theater program at Jennersville, from set and costume preparations to day-of event chaperones and concessions support. Get Involved Today!

 

Upcoming Musical Theater Productions


Fall 2023
 

Mean Girls, Jr. - Youth Theater

Join Cady Heron as she takes on Regina George and The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies in this totally fetch Youth Theater Production of Mean Girls, Jr. Registration is open to ages 10-17.

Rehearsals* are held on Sundays between 12:00 and 4:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Performances will be held November 17 - 19.

Friday | November 17 at 7:00 PM

Saturday | November 18 at 7:00 PM

Sunday | November 19 at 2:00 PM

* Not all cast members will need to be present for all rehearsals. 

 


Winter 2024


Matilda, Jr.
Youth Theater Production and Technical Theater

Join the clever and courageous young Matilda and her sweet teacher, Miss Honey, as they challenge the outrageous headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.  
Registration is open ages 6-17.

Auditions will be held Monday, November 27, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Register for our workshop, to help with audition prep.

Callbacks held on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Rehearsals* starting December 3 are held on Sundays between 12:00 and 4:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Performances will be held February 23 - 25.

Friday | February 23 at 7:00 PM

Saturday | February 24 at 7:00 PM

Sunday | February 25 at 2:00 PM

* Not all cast members will need to be present for all rehearsals. 

 


Spring 2024


Footloose Youth
Youth Theater Production and Technical Theater

Celebrate the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another and the power of forgiveness. Registration is open ages 6-17.

Auditions will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Callbacks held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Rehearsals* start on March 10 and are held on Sundays between 12:00 and 4:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Performances will be held May 17 - 19.

Friday | May 17 at 7:00 PM

Saturday | May 18 at 7:00 PM

Sunday | May 19 at 2:00 PM

* Not all cast members will need to be present for all rehearsals. 

Meet Our Team

Andrew Hockenbrock, Executive Director of the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove, Pa.

Andy Hockenbrock

Arts, Humanities and Camp Director

610-869-9622, ext. 2532

“Chester County is a great place to live because there is a wonderful sense of community. I hope to widen the reach of the Jennersville YMCA with programs that impact our community and enhance the lives of the people around us.” 

Andy Hockenbrock joined the YMCA of Greater Brandywine as the Executive Director of the Jennersville YMCA in October 2022. With over 23 years of YMCA experience, Andy brings expertise, passion and a strong sense of community to Chester County.  

Above all, Andy is drawn to the YMCA mission of creating programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. His commitment to the Y’s mission has taken him across the United States, serving communities in Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Delaware – and here in Pennsylvania. 

Andy has touched a wide range of people and communities in his career with the YMCA. Most recently, Andy served as the Triangle Y Ranch Camp Executive Director. In prior years Andy led programming for youth, families, older adults, and those impacted by substance abuse.  

The mission of the YMCA runs deep in Andy’s family. His father was a swim instructor at the Norristown YMCA in the 1950’s. And, Andy met his wife while working at a YMCA in Missouri. 

Andy and his wife live in Quarryville with their five sons. When Andy is not at the YMCA, he is likely cooking something delicious on the smoker – and eating it, too.