Rhythm & Rhyme Musicals

Rhythm & Rhyme Productions, a division of Rhythms Performing Arts, produces 5 musicals each school year, plus more over the summer.  We divide our musicals into 3 age groups: Our mini musicals are for ages 4-grade 5, our intermediate musicals are for grades 5-10, and our high school musicals are grades 9-12 (8th graders with special permission). 

Our Spring Productions

Upcoming Production Info

Little Shop of Horrors tickets available in January!

Grades 9-12 (8th graders with special permission)


The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!


Tickets available in January.


Performances February 15-17.


Grades 6-10

 Registration for The Lion King is now open!  


Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world!  Come join us as we bring the African savannah to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. 


For Students in Grades 6-10 

(5th graders may be allowed to participate with special permission.  Please email the studio about this.  RhythmsPerformingArts@gmail.com)


New Parent Informational Meeting: Tuesday, February 26, 5:00pm -5:15pm

Parent informational meeting is required for new students.  Returning families do not need to attend.


Auditions: Tuesday, February 26, last name A-K - 3:30-5:00, last name K-Z - 5:00-6:30


Callbacks: Friday, March 1,  4:00pm - 6:00pm or Saturday March 2,  10:00 - 2:00pm (you will only need to come for a 30 minute time slot for callbacks)


MANDATORY PARENT MEETING: Saturday, March 9th, 1:30-2:00 

EVERY student, returning or new, must have one parent attend this mandatory meeting on Saturday, March 9th, 1:30 - 2:00pm.  It is IMPERATIVE that a parent attend so we can give you all the important info you need!  If a parent does not attend this meeting, their child will be dropped from the show, unless prior arrangements have been made.  


Regular Rehearsals: March 5 - June 11

Tuesdays:  3:30 - 6:30pm 

Saturdays:  10:30-1:30pm


Tech Week:

June 15-20



June 21 - June 30 at Novato Theater Company



Click here for information packet


Click here to register


Click here for audition form


Click here for audition materials


Ages 4-Grade 5

 Registration for We Are Monsters is now open!



We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.


This show is for kids age 4-Grade 5.


Regular Rehearsals:

March 4 - May 4.  

Age 4-2nd grade: Saturdays from 9:30-10:15 or Mondays 3:45-4:30 (you choose)

Grades 3rd - 5th: Wednesdays from 4:05-5:20

Mature 2nd graders may be able to come on Wednesdays if they prefer.  Email directors about this.


No rehearsal on the following days:

Saturday, April 6th-13th (Spring Break)- since the Saturday group will miss two Saturdays, we would love for them to come the following Monday, April 15th

Saturday, April 27th (Festival) - on this week, we would love for the Saturday group to come the following Monday, April 29th


Dress Rehearsal Week: 

All students come to all three rehearsals listed:

Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am - 10:15am

Monday, May 13th from 3:30-4:30pm (no costumes)

Wednesday, May 15th from 4:05-5:20pm


Performance: Saturday, May 18th

We Are Monsters will perform on Saturday, May 18th at 11am.  The show will be at Mary Silveira School in Marinwood (San Rafael) at 375 Blackstone Dr.




Every child will be cast in their own special role.  We will not have official auditions but will instead have everyone try some parts out at our first couple rehearsals.


Click here for the information packet.


Click here to register.


Click here to fill out the student information form.

And this summer...

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!


For Students Entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2019


Optional “Get to know you” Workshop: Friday, May 31st, 4:15-5:30pm


Auditions: Wednesday, June 5th, last name A-K - 3:30-5:00, last name K-Z - 5:00-6:30


Callbacks: Saturday, June 8th,  2:00-6:00pm (you will only need to come for a 30 minute time slot for callbacks)


Rehearsal Schedule (at Rhythms):

Regular Rehearsals:  July 15 - July 26th, 1-7pm

Tech Week (at Novato Theater Company):  July 29th - August 2nd, 1-7pm

Extra Rehearsals:

Saturday, July 13th: 1-4 (Elle, Warner, Callahan, Paulette.  Exact times TBD)

Sunday, July 14th: 1-4 (Elle, Warner, Callahan, Paulette.  Exact times TBD)

Sunday, July 28th: 1:00-7:00pm (All)


All rehearsals will be held at Rhythms Performing Arts (1114 First Street, Novato) until July 29th when we will move to Novato Theater Company Theater 5420 Nave Drive for tech week.  Tech week rehearsals are MANDATORY - there can be no conflicts with these rehearsal dates.  


Performances:  August 2nd - August 4th at Novato Theater Company


Click here for the information packet!


Click here to register!


Click here to fill out the audition form!


Audition materials will be ready in April.  Check back then!


See some of our past highlights videos!