Performances of THE ARISTOCATS KIDS will be held at Voorhies Hall on:

July 27 at 2:00pm AND July 28 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm


Bay View Youth Theatre is back in 2024 with THE ARISTOCATS KIDS! Registration day will be June 24, which will include a parent meeting and a Getting-to-Know-You rehearsal. The non-member registration fee is $120 and the member fee is $105. We accept cash, check, or credit card. The registration fee must be paid before the participant can attend rehearsal. All children ages 7-14 are welcome to join our cast. The last day to register is July 8. All cast members must be in attendance and all registration fees must be paid by July 8.


All cast member will learn the song, “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” during rehearsal on Registration Day, which will then be sung on Audition Day. If the auditionee would like a specific role, please prepare one minute of that character’s song from the show as well. If they would just like to be in the ensemble, they will be asked to tell a joke.

Here are the three things I am looking for:

  1. The ability to speak loudly and clearly
  2. An understanding of the character’s part in the story
  3. Expression of emotion in the body and in the voice. Show me the character and what they are thinking and feeling!

We will accept video auditions for those unable to attend on audition day starting June 10. All videos and registration forms must be submitted before June 26 at 3:00pm. Please upload the audition as a private YouTube link emailed to The cast list will be posted Thursday, June 27 at Voorhies Hall. To be considered for a speaking role, participants who submitted a video audition must attend rehearsal by July 8. Ensemble roles do not have to submit video auditions.


We do our best to pull our cast’s costumes from our costume shop, but our stock of child-sized clothes is limited. As you are planning your packing for your stay in Bay View, please be sure to bring brown/black trousers, black/brown dress shoes or boots, and a button-down shirt. If you come across jazzy accessories, animal ears, child-sized vests, or suspenders, please consider bringing one for your child or donating to the Bay View Youth Theater.


From set and costume design to stage management and board operation, all middle and high school students are eligible to build leadership and theater craft skills by joining our production teams. These schedules differ based on position and offer a variety of flexibility for those with a busy summer ahead. These positions do qualify for community service hours. Please come to Registration Day to sign up for a crew!

If you have any questions, please email director Katie Joachim at

You can find summer 2024’s youth theater schedule here.


Katie Joachim is a long-time cottager in Bay View and is excited to be returning once again to direct the Bay View Youth Theater. During the winter she works as a stitcher and dresser with the Louisville Ballet and Kentucky Opera as well as for the local crews on the Wicked National Tour and Frozen North American Tour. She continues to teach drama clubs in the local schools with Drama by George. She also has worked as an Artist Educator with Kentucky Shakespeare and is currently a member of Ring of Keys. She graduated from Hope College in 2020 with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing. Notable roles include Maria Ranier in The Sound of Music (Bay View Performing Arts), The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Hope College), and Beatrice/Claudio/Dogberry/Borachio/Friar Francis in Two-Actor Much Ado About Nothing (Kentucky Shakespeare).