This July, Maples Repertory Theatre is traveling to Hannibal to put on the musical, “The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever,” in partnership with Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Hannibal Arts Council.

Two fully-vaccinated, professional theatre directors will arrive in Hannibal to hold youth auditions on Monday, July 19. All attendees will be cast and taught a musical in five days, which will culminate in a performance for parents, friends, and the community.

Sage Tokach, education director at Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon, said the performance camp is an excellent opportunity for students ages 8 – 18 and is appropriate for both the beginner and the advanced performer. “The result of this camp is a fully costumed, choreographed, one-hour long musical fun for the whole family, “ he said.

“The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever” is a musical about Skyler and her older brother Charlie, who have never gotten along. But, during Skyler’s mysterious 12th birthday party, their rivalry reaches EPIC proportions. This musical teaches a big lesson in responsibility and respect for each other.

The cost for each student is $50 and registration may be made online on RecDesk.

The schedule for this performance opportunity is as follows. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Hannibal Central Park Bandstand.


  • Monday, July 19 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, July 22: OFF
  • Friday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon


  • Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m.