Theatre for Youth Productions
Theatre for Young Audiences Production
Hans Christian Andersen at his storytelling best.
Narrator Hans Christian Andersen steps in to perform three of his classic tales. The Swineherd tells the story of a vain princess and the lesson she learns from a clever boy. In The Pixie and the Grocer, a pixie learns the balance of art and appetite. And the classic tale of vanity, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is given a fun twist as the emperor follows the foolish counselling of his ministers.
Youth Performance Opportunities
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Common sense becomes uncommon and reason becomes unreasonable.
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic: he’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic village. He arrives to find people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and milking cows upside down. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity and anyone who stays longer than 24 hours becomes cursed as well. To further complicate matters, Leon has fallen in love with a girl so dumb that she just learned how to sit down! Can he break the curse in time?
Auditions are Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. and are open to age 16 and up.
A comic whodunit for the holidays!
It is Christmas in 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. Gillette, assuming the persona of Holmes, must now track down the killer before the next victim appears. Danger and hilarity are non-stop in this yuletide whodunit.
Auditions are tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. and are open to age 16 and up.
Never underestimate your opponent.
A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced a valuable doll to the apartment of Susy, a blind woman. The men hatch a plot against Susy to retrieve the doll, but Susy uncovers their charade. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. When darkness falls, Susy sets a trap so her assailants must maneuver in the darkness with her until the game’s shocking end.
Auditions are tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. and are open to age 8 and up.
Now is the time to seize the day!
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies’, who dreams only of a better life. But when publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what is right.
Auditions are tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. and are open to age 8 and up.
Evil has never been so adorable.
Dr. Evil wants to destroy the world, but when a basket of kittens arrives on his doorstep, it’s his world that is turned upside down. The Council of Evil is set to arrive for the unveiling of Dr. Evil’s latest weapon. If the Council finds him with the kittens, they may never support him. There is only one solution for Dr. Evil: destroy the kittens. You’ll be rooting for the little fur balls, but being bad has never been this much fun!
Auditions are tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. and are open to age 8 to 18.