Main Stage


We’re very excited to unveil this next step in the Jesters lineage.

Jesters Main Stage will run from September 2021 to February 2022. We will bring on 30 students from grades 4-12, devise a brand new show together based on the theme of “Dragon Warrior: The story of Po,” and present this full length show to a *live audience!

Students continually express how much fun they have and how strong their friendships become. Each week we spend time rehearsing, connecting in small groups and learning about how themes from the show relate to themes from the bible.  None of our students are required to have a faith system in place, but the love of Christ is the main motivation behind all of our staff and leadership team.

*Note: Our shows will be performed live unless health restrictions dictate otherwise. In the event of these changes, our families will be notified well in advance for filming days.

Main stage is now FULL!

Northview Community Church
33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Mission, BC, V2V 6Y3

Regular Rehearsal Days

Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:30-5:30pm*
Program starts: Sept. 8, 2021
Program ends: Mar. 2, 2022 

*In 2022, Friday rehearsals will go until 6 pm

Performance Dates and Times
Cast call time is 90 min prior to start of show

Feb. 18, 2022 – 7:30 pm (Cast A)
Feb. 19, 2022 – 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm (Cast A)
Feb. 25, 2022 – 7:30 pm (Cast B)
Feb. 26, 2022 – 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm (Cast B)

Special Dates

Volunteer Orientation – Sept. 1, 2021
Auditions – Sept. 8, 2021
Cast Orientation and Fun Day – Sept. 10, 2021
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser* – Sept. 11, 2021

Ride for Refuge Fundraiser** – Oct. 2, 2021
Extended Rehearsal (Time TBA) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Oct. 22, 2021

YU Nite Out Fundraiser*** – Nov. 19-20, 2021

Poster Photo shoot – Dec. 3, 2021
Last Rehearsal Before Break – Dec. 17, 2021
Break for Christmas and New Years – Dec. 18, 2021-Jan. 4, 2022

First Rehearsal After Break – Jan. 5, 2022
Full Cast in Costume Photo shoot and Party Day – Jan. 14, 2022 (3:30-7:30 pm)

Tech and Show Weeks
Additional Rehearsal – Feb. 14, 2022 (3:30-8 pm)
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 16, 2022 (3:30-8 pm)
Extended Rehearsal Before First Show (Start Time TBA-6:00 pm) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Feb. 18, 2022
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 23, 2022 (3:30-8 pm)
Final Rehearsal Before Final Show – Feb. 25, 2022 (3:30-6:00 pm)

Volunteer Thank You and Awards Day – Mar. 2, 2022 (5-7 pm)

*Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will be held in the parking lot of Prospera Credit Union at the corner of Lougheed and Cedar. Morning and afternoon shifts will be assigned closer to the day.

**Ride for Refuge is a distanced walk or bike ride in support of charities that offer refuge and support for kids in need, like Jesters and Youth Unlimited! More info can be found on their website:

***YU Nite Outside is an overnight event raising awareness for issues related to homeless youth. We will be gathering sponsors and sleeping outside for one night. Recommended for Student Leaders and Adults only.

Regular Volunteering

We have spots available for parent volunteers who want to help out on a regular basis. Interest in these spots can be indicated on the student registration form. 

These volunteers will have regular responsibilities to help with the smooth running of the program. As a thank you, these volunteers will also be given a reduced registration rate for their children.

Responsibilities can include:
-Leading small group discussions – Available weekly
-Assisting staff during rehearsal time (line memorization/backstage wrangling/playing music/etc…) – Available weekly
-Supporting the staff backstage (Photography/makeup/hair/lighting and sound/costumes/etc…) – Available on all Special Rehearsal Days and all Performances

Additional Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities

We will hold 3 fundraisers over the Fall of 2021 (listed above) which always need volunteers, but we will also have opportunities for volunteers during our performance days.

Having volunteers at these events really helps us keep our fees down, so we ask parents to sign up for at least two of these events. This can be done on the student registration form. If they are unable to, we ask that they add $75/student or $150/family to their registration fee (whichever is lower).


Please don’t let cost be a reason for not signing up! We understand there are a lot of changes this year so we will work with families on an individual basis if a payment plan is needed, or even if a reduced fee is needed.

Single Student: $350
Sibling: $200
Regular Parent Volunteer (per student): $200
Fundraising Fee (if unable to help at 2 events or more): $75/student or $150/family


Let’s have an awesome time.



Ryan Scramstad – Artistic Director

Ryan comes from a background in professional acting and youth leadership. He is thrilled to be part of the Jesters team, where he gets to combine these two big passions God has put on his life.  He loves helping youth see their own inherent value, and believes the performing arts is one of the best tools in which to do that. Jesus didn’t put anyone here by mistake, and fostering the creative sense inside of yourself is useful in any area of life.

Michelle Tydeman – Admin Assistant 

Michelle started with Jesters in 2018 to help with a few admin tasks and quickly embraced the inclusive community of staff and families. She loves helping create opportunities for youth to experience how special God created them, praying for the youth and team, and sharing about the Jesters’ family in the community. Occasionally, she bakes cookies and happily drops them off to unsuspecting recipients.

Aidan Rettich – Assistant Director

Aidan came to Jesters 6 years ago as a student and has portrayed many key characters in numerous shows including the infamous Captain Hook in last year’s production of Neverland.  Now he is exercising his theatrical gifts as Assistant Director and Co-writer of Dragon Warrior and Godly wisdom in teaching the next generation of youth. 

Emma Snyder – Stage Manager

Emma has been with Jesters Theatre for a few years now.  First as a student, then as a SIT (Staff-in-Training), followed by a staff position as Summer Designer for camps and now her most recent position as Stage Manager.  She can often be heard humming the latest tune and uses her creativity and voice as God’s instruments in reaching out to all who she comes in contact with.


Finally, a theatre company that welcomes… chickens!

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