Click here to see upcoming auditions at various St. Louis theaters and venues!
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Over 40 shows this year are eligible for the Best Performance Awards. Click here to see details on these shows and many others.
ARTS FOR LIFE is a local non-for-profit Arts and service organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating Community and Youth Theatre.
St. Louis is an amazing city, especially for the Arts. There are over sixty theatre companies at home here, a third of which are community theatre. As we watch music education and theatre programs rapidly die in our schools, the need to keep community theatre alive is more important now, than ever. ARTS FOR LIFE, with the goal of “Making A Dramatic Difference”, is passionate about the healing power of the performing arts, and is proud to salute, support, and serve the theatre groups in the Metro-St. Louis area. ARTS FOR LIFE is dedicated to promoting public awareness of local community theatre, encouraging excellence in the arts, and acknowledging the incredible people who are a part of it. ARTS FOR LIFE is also committed to supporting charitable programs in helping children, the under-served, and the community.
Each year, ARTS FOR LIFE conducts a special event, The Best Performance Awards for community musical theater. This event is to recognize the incredible talent we have in St. Louis community theater, and honor the passion and dedication of those who build this amazing and unique theatrical community.