The mission of Youtheatre is to create an inclusive environment in which to inspire and enrich the lives of all youth, regardless of income or ability, by providing educational opportunities and promoting appreciation of the arts. Youtheatre is open to all area youth in grades 1-12.

Upcoming Productions

Spring Production of The Little Mermaid Jr for Grades 1-5!

Performances: Friday, March 13 @ 7PM and Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 2PM
Director/Choreographer: Kristina Pritchard

Music Director: Erica Bickhart

Auditions: Monday, January 13 OR Tuesday, January 14 from 6-8PM


Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.


The Little Mermaid Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Thank you so much for auditioning for The Little Mermaid Jr. We had an incredible record-number turnout for auditions which is a wonderful indication of the enthusiasm our youth have for the performing arts. Everyone did a fantastic job in their audition and we are so excited to see this talent continue to grow over the next several years. However, as much as we wish to include everyone in this production, there simply is a limited number of individuals that may be cast in this production. In an effort to make the most sound casting decisions, a number of factors were considered: audition performance; schedules; conflicts; and, role requirements. To those who were not cast for this production, please do not be discouraged! There are many opportunities to become involved in Youtheatre and Arts Education at MCPA in the future and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!


ALL on stage and technical crew assignments must be accepted or refused by 12PM on Friday, January 17, by emailing [email protected] and indicating “YOUTHEATRE RESPONSE” in the subject line. 


Remember, the decision of the directors is FINAL!


All youth participating in the production (as an on-stage cast member or technical crew member) and their parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, January 20, at 6PM at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Informational packets will be handed out and questions will be answered. All on-stage cast members will be measured for costumes. A read-through of the script will continue for the on-stage cast members until 7:30PM.

The Little Mermaid Jr. Cast and Crew List






Camdyn Tiech

Prince Eric

Marshall Heft


Teague Perkins


Grayson Betts


Chance Roddy


Allison Walter


Elliot Kokensparger


Ashton Holdgreve


Lucy Ferguson

Chef Louis

Elise Baker


Alex Coldren

King Triton

Dahelson Sleasman


Kaelyn Tiell


Addy Cheney


Trinity Gorman


Gaia Smith


Maya Betts


Julia Weyer

Pilot/Sailor/Lagoon Animal

Alexander Apple

Seahorse/Sea Creature

Cole Hermiller


Ursula’s Minions

Nolan Beach


Felicity Hull


Cara Nichols


Ayden Reza


Acadia Simmons


Elizabeth Smith


Callie Tiell


Mariko Weese



Abby Aukerman


Kate Baker


Lucille Barger


Anika Benitez


Dean Cameron


Kyle Darapheth


Levi Gallegos


Mason Gallegos


Yaotl Galvan


Sophie Goeller


Tiana Johnson


Wesley Love


Brexton Simmons


Caroline Sisser-Artman


Sailors/Lagoon Animals

Ben Beall


Holden Benton


Ainsley Betts


Keira Betts


Bryce Black


Elizabeth Black


Elina Burleson


Lucy Coughlin


Isla DiBerardino


Cara Patterson


Zoe Perkins


Teyla Richards


Autumn Treft


Sea Creatures

Lillian Apple


Ahlivia Bender


Z’Maya Blakely


Jaelynn Callan


Nicole Ciesluk

  Preston Cramer


Makenna Flugga


Ian Foltz


Ava Hammond-Wiler


Ellie Hermiller


Emrey Marcum


Lennon Mundorff


Lane Parker


Molly Preston


Kamryn Quinn


Madi Ritzler


Mary Hannah Sprague


Curtis Taylor


Cameron Teoh


Steven Treece


Crosby Willford


Meraya Willford


Set Construction/Painting

Beckett Baughman


Andrew Berquist


Graham Berquist


Nick Buck


Fiona DeVelvis


Austin Ernst


Alisyn Mejia


Jimi Pahkala


Anna Rossiter


Julius Rudecki


Serenity Sensabaugh


Lily Stephan


Claire Teoh


Emily Walter


Make Up/Hair

Emma Benziger


Lily DePuy


Fiona DeVelvis


Zane Marquette


Alisyn Mejia


Jennifer Rader


Amirah Rodriguez


Serenity Sensabaugh


Kennedi Snapp


Veda Staude


Claire Teoh



Emma Benziger


Graham Berquist


Austin Ernst


Zane Marquette


Julius Rudecki


Ellie Sleasman


Emily Walter

A Night of One Acts 2020 for Grades 6-12!

Performances: February 1 at 7 p.m. and February 2 at 2 p.m. 
Directors:  Lindsay Taylor, Samantha Henry, Jordan Gottschalk and Zach Thomas


*This is a three-week commitment, and you must attend all rehearsals.*



  • January 12 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • January 13-16 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • January 19 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • January 20-23 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • January 26 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • January 27-30 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • January 31 – Final Dress 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • February 1 – Show 7:00 p.m.
  • February 2 – Show 2:00 p.m.

An information packet will be sent home at our first rehearsal with more detailed information for the production.


PARTICIPATION FEES: All youth participating in the production must pay the following participation fee: $25 for on-stage cast members.


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