Unique Performances for Youth
Executive Director: Christopher H. Cherry

Programs, Plays & Camps

Xclaim! offers a variety of programs to encourage youth creativity and provide opportunities for their artistic expression.  Programs reach a variety of ages 4-18 and are open to anyone, although Xclaim! Performance Academy students get special discounts and preference for production casting!
Xclaim! proudly offers multi-children discounts as well as full and partial need-based & merit-awarded scholarships for youth to participate in Xclaim! Programs.  For more information about how you can SPONSOR A CHILD, or to inquire about applying for financial aid, Contact Xclaim!
 Xclaim! Community Recognition Program - The Tommy Awards
    Xclaim, Inc. is dedicated to recognizing noteworthy artistic achievements and contributions by youth performance artists and their mentors in the South Central Kentucky region.  The Community Recognition Program is designed and managed by a volunteer committee.  Click if you are interested in more information or would like to join the Xclaim! Recognition Committee.
If you know a young performance artist OR youth arts mentor who has made an outstanding contribution or achievement and would like to nominate that individual for an Xclaim! Recognition Award, Contact Xclaim!
We will periodically feature local youth performance artists and mentors here on our website!


Xclaim, Inc. proudly recognizes TOM CARLYLE
as the first recipient of an Xclaim! Recognition Award!

In honor of his long-standing dedication and commitment to youth in performing arts in Bowling Green, KY and in recognition of his steadfast volunteerism and mentorship through MANY community youth arts programs and organizations, Xclaim! will call all future recognition awards
Xclaim! Tommy Awards!

The SEVENTH annual Xclaim! Tommy Awards banquet will be
Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

We will present more than 200 awards and certificates
honoring local youth artists and mentors in our community!
To nominate a youth artist or arts mentor for an Xclaim! Tommy Award, Contact Xclaim!
 Xclaim! Plays, Music Recitals & Musical Theatre Productions
    Xclaim! will periodically produce shows with both educational and artistic merit for the general public.  Productions will include plays, musicals, music recitals & concerts featuring youth performers.  Whenever possible, youth will also fill leadership and artistic roles.  Xclaim! values the artistic works of youth but is dedicated to making ticket prices affordable for families.  Students who are registered in the Xclaim! Performance Academy get preferential casting in Xclaim! productions (if casting is between a current Xclaim! student and a non-student, the Xclaimer! will get the role).
Check back here to reserve an audition slot for future productions!

March 9 - 17

Check back soon for the Audition Form

Scroll Down to Reserve Your Audition Slot!

March 14 - 17

Why do young people find it so hard to stop moving?  They are constantly being told to hold still -
but that's impossible when all they want to do is move at warp speed.
From disputes with friends, troubles at home, negative self-image, and unfortunate sugar highs,
this short, vignette play will entertain all ages with rich characters, unique theatricality
and deep exploration of the need to fidget in a world that gets more stressful every day!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students/Teachers, $5 Kindergarten & under
All seats General Admission.  All tickets sold only at the door.
Doors open 30 minutes before each show.

The Xclaim! Center for Youth Performing Arts
502 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

April 18-28

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in this musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film
and fantastic Broadway musical!  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as Shrek leads a cast
of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.
Part romance and part fractured fairy tale, this irreverently fun show
has a powerful message for the whole family!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

$11 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students/Teachers, $6 Kindergarten & under
All seats General Admission.  All tickets sold only at the door.
Doors open 30 minutes before each show.

The Xclaim! Center for Youth Performing Arts
502 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Online Audition Reservation for

Complete all fields in this online reservation form,
select one audition slot, and click "Submit" to register for an audition.

If you have selected the wrong time, you must scroll down
and RESET this form before you submit.

Some mobile phones are not compatible with this online reservation app.  If you are having trouble, use a pc or email us at info@xclaiminc.com - we apologize for any inconvenience!

First Name:
Last Name:
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
 Audition Slots
 Choose one time slot for one day for your audition.
 Type your show choice, audition date & time in the
 text blocks provided below.

  March 9

11:00a - 12:00p

 March 16

11:00a - 12:00p

March 17

6:00p - 7:00p

 Type your audition date
       and time slot:

   Please prepare for your audition!
 Scroll up to see the Audition Packet with details to prepare.

  If you are not able to attend one of these time slots, leave
a comment and we will contact you to arrange an audition!
Thanks and "Break-a-Leg!"

 Xclaim! Performance Workshops
    Xclaim! will produce periodic workshops to explore specific performance arts and skills through a variety of focused one or two-day events.  Ages and costs vary by workshop content and length and shall have open enrollment for registration.
                *Xclaim! Performance Academy students receive a 20% discount on
                  Xclaim! Performance Workshop registration!

 Xclaim! Performance Camps
    Xclaim! will produce a variety of Fall, Spring and Summer Break camps to explore performance concepts and skills with activities, workshops and rehearsals.  Camps will be divided by age and/or performance areas, such as acting and musical theatre.  All camps culminate in public performances for families and guests.  Costs vary by camp type and length and have open enrollment for registration.
                *Xclaim! Performance Academy students receive a $25 discount on
                  Xclaim! Performance Camp registration!
 Xclaim! Private Performance Instruction
    Xclaim! offers a variety of private instruction in performance arts.  Costs vary by need and circumstances.
*Xclaim! Performance Academy students receive a 25% discount on
                  Xclaim! Private Performance Instruction!
  • Audition Preparation: school productions, Governor's School for the Arts, college admissions, other programs or events
  • Coaching: plays, musicals, events and performance competitions
  • Tutoring: performance for individuals or small groups

        Contact Xclaim! for more information or to schedule Private Instruction.

Xclaim! Performance Arts Educational Supplements for Schools
    Xclaim! offers a variety of performance programs and educational supplements for schools.  Click here, visit the Troupes, Tours & Schools tab or Contact Xclaim! for more information.
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