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Tree City Playhouse (TCP) is the community theatre programming effort of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission. TCP is now in its 2017 – 18 season, including its own 10-Minute Play Competition. Click on the links to learn more or watch this page for information on how to buy tickets for our next show. If you have questions, contact Keith Ramsdell, Artistic Direct, at

 Thanks to our sponsors: Platinum – Church 3TwentyOne • Gold – Budget Blinds, Northwestern Mutual & Expeditus Transport • Silver – Ron Carter / Knight Insurance

2017 Youth Theatre Production The Blue Bird – by Maurice Maeterlinck

We are excited to announce auditions for our first full youth theatre production of “The Blue Bird” by Maurice Maeterlinck! Open to students in grades 4-12, with a couple of roles for adults. Auditions will be held September 18th and 19th from 6pm-8pm at our office (5725 Main St in the Sylvania Historical Village). Students interested in auditioning should plan to attend one of the dates and prepare a monolog or nursery rhyme to present, in addition to reading from the script and participating in some small improv. If your student likes to act, perform or has dance/gymnastics experience please consider auditioning! The performance will be held the weekend of November 10-12 and will be directed by Irina Zaurov. Questions? Please contact us at (419)517-0118.

“The Blue Bird” by Maurice Maeterlinck  –  Blue Bird is about a girl named Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl seeking happiness, represented by The Blue Bird of Happiness, aided by the good fairy Bérylune. The children look to numerous places for finding the answer to what will bring them happiness. For example, since they are poor, they look to the rich to find out how their abundance affects their families. However, each and every adventure on the search for happiness ends the same way: finding out that happiness wasn’t found there. In the end, the children find that the Blue Bird of Happiness was at their house all along, they just didn’t think to look there. The moral of the story is that happiness is found where we are and can be created anywhere where there is love. One cannot look to other people and places for happiness…happiness is found from within.

OUR DIRECTOR: Irina Zaurov has been our Creative Director of the SCAC Youth Theatre Program for multiple years. This year marks the 12th year the SCAC Summer Theatre Workshop Camp has been making an impact in many young children’s lives. She has also taught SCAC theatre classes for 14 years. She and Rona Simon created this program for Sylvania children to help engage and educate them on the joys of theatre. She has coached and taught more than 800 children through this program alone. She also has extensive knowledge in dramaturgy, choreography, puppetry, etc. She has been recognized by a myriad of local companies for her expertise in theatre and work with children, teens, and adults.

PRODUCTION WEEKEND: November 10 – 12, 2017

Additional details about rehearsal schedule, location and production costs will be provided with casting. 


2017 Youth Theater Summer Workshop Camp – Production of The Fairy Tale Network

The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) offers a summer theatre production workshop camp for students ages 10 – 17. This 2-week workshop, taught by director Irina Zaurov, takes place at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University and culminates in a free production of “the Fairy Tale Network” on Thursday August 3rd at 10 am in the theater. The show is free and open to the public – we hope to see you there!

“The Fairy Tale Network” is a comedic play about brainstorming and going through the process of putting TV shows on air. The three blind mice must come up with a new show concept because ratings are low at the Fairy Tale Network. The Cat C.E.O. is demanding that a new TV show be produced by the end of the day, OR ELSE! With the help of their fairytale friends, the mice come up with a brilliant idea for a show that appeals to kids nowadays.

Please call us at (419)517-0118 or email us at with any questions.