The Grand Youth Theatregrand2022-02-23T15:55:48+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: Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
PRODUCTION INFORMATION: This production is a collaborative partnership between the Grand Theatre and ACT I, a local youth theatre company, that we are using to provide an opportunity for our youngest actors.
AGES: Actors must be at least 5 years old and no older than 12 years old at the time of auditions.
AUDITIONS: Saturday, February 26th from 12-2pm at the Grand Theatre (VENUE HAS CHANGED). Those attending should prepare the chorus of their favorite Disney song and should plan to stay for the entire audition block. Please bring a karaoke/instrumental track to sing alongside. Those auditioning will also learn a short dance combination and may be asked to read (or repeat) from the script of the show. If your actor is still mastering reading, don’t worry! We’re happy to help.
REHEARSALS: Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm, mostly at ACT I Studio – see map below!
TECH WEEK: Tuesday 5/3, Wednesday 5/4, and Thursday 5/5 at the Grand Theatre from 6-8pm.
PERFORMANCES: The weekend of May 6 & 7, times TBD.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Our production team is made up of juniors and seniors from local high schools who’ll all be operating with adult mentors.
DIRECTOR: Ethan Sonenshine
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Kaitlyn Garcia
CHOREOGRAPHER: Kaylee Westbrooks
STAGE MANAGER: Gabby Coleman