The Grand Youth Theatregrand2022-09-22T16:58:32+00:00
About Our Youth Programs
The Grand Youth Theatre presents a musical production every fall, starting just as school begins. These performances are one hour in length and provide young performers the opportunity to explore theatre while putting together a show. They work with a director, music director, and choreographer.
Our Green Room Program is a new opportunity that partners the Grand with ACT I’s youth theatre programming to provide opportunities for students between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate in theatre productions. These performances take place in the spring and are half an hour in length. Participants will work with a production team of young leaders on the stage, typically local juniors and seniors with strong interests in theatre, music, and/or dance education.
SHOW INFORMATION: Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful, one-hour stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring much of the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.
AGES: Actors must be at least 7 years old and no older than 18 years old at the time of auditions.
AUDITIONS: Thursday, August 4th at 6:30pm (until 8:30pm) and Saturday, August 6th at 2pm (until 4pm). You only need to attend one.
Please prepare a verse and chorus of an appropriate song and bring a karaoke/instrumental track to sing alongside. No more than 90 seconds, please!
Please also prepare a 1-minute monologue.
Those auditioning will also learn a short dance combination and may be asked to read from the script of the show. If your actor is still mastering reading, don’t worry! We’re happy to help.
REHEARSALS: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at the Grand Theatre.
TECH WEEK: October 24-29.
PERFORMANCES: School shows on the morning of October 27th. Public shows on October 28 and 29 at the Grand Theatre.
SHOW INFORMATION: A 30-minute stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas.
AGES: Actors must be at least 8 years old and no older than 18 years old at the time of auditions. We are uncertain of the exact range of ages at this time; that selection will be dependent upon the auditions received.
AUDITIONS: We will be accepting video auditions between October 1st and October 14th. No in-person auditions will be held.
Video auditions will include:
A prepared verse and chorus of an appropriate song. No more than 90 seconds, please!
A prepared 1-minute monologue.
Auditioners will also be asked to learn a short choreography combination. The video tutorial is forthcoming.
REHEARSALS: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturdays from 10-12pm, all at ACT I. Rehearsals will largely take place in November, skipping the week of Thanksgiving.
TECH WEEK: November 28th-December 3rd at ACT I.
PERFORMANCES: December 2nd and 3rd at ACT I, December 9th at the Grand Theatre.
Directors: Moritz Arnold and Sydney Shultz
Music Director: Grace Barker
Choreographer: Abby Bentley