Kids First Theatre Initiative

The Oakland's Kids First Theatre Initiative

Marking our seventh anniversary, “Kids First” is the area’s fastest-growing, EDUCATIONALLY based, theater program in Northeast Ohio. We began with a modest $5000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Administration and talent have been made up of mostly volunteers so far, but we are able to provide our administration and directors a proper wage. Kids First Theater Initiative Programs in Youngstown & Boardman, Ohio. The theater is located in a beautiful facility in Boardman Ohio. Starting with only 16 Students, we are now averaging 50-75 per show.

We have produced full Broadway productions, Aladdin Jr., Youngstown Singing Star Jr., Willy Wonka, and the Chocolate Factory, Annie Jr., and The Wizard of Oz to name a few. We offer a 3-week intensive summer theatrical camp which also feeds the kids lunch each day, We will average 7 shows per season.  We will be offering other life skills programs.