Youtheatre

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.

 

Youtheatre's Production of All Shook Up, School Edition for Grades 6-12!

Performances: September 30 @ 7:30 PM & October 1@ 2 PM

Auditions: Sunday, July 31 @ 3 PM & Monday, August 1 @ 6 PM

Audition Workshop:  Saturday, July 16 from 10 AM - Noon

Director: Samantha Henry • Music Director: Zachary Thomas • Choreographer: Jordan Gottschalk

Register for All Shook Up Auditions HERE!

Register for the FREE All Shook Up Audition Workshop on July 16

 

This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Auditions for the on-stage cast will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31 and 6 p.m. Monday, August 1 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts located at 200 W. Main Cross Street in Findlay.  Check-in will begin 30 mins before auditions begin.  Callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m.

All students in grades 6-12 who wish to audition or apply for the technical crew must register and complete the required forms which can be found online at https://marathoncenterarts.org.

Students only need to attend one day of auditions. Those auditioning for the on-stage cast need to come prepared for movement.  Youth interested in technical crew will only need to register online.

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, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. 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 8 p.m.

Youtheatre strives to teach the importance of commitment, therefore, attendance and punctuality are documented and may affect future Youtheatre participation.

REHEARSALS are 6 – 8 pm Monday - Thursday beginning Monday, August 8. We will also practice on select Sundays in September. Dress rehearsals will be held nightly during the week of the show and are mandatory for all cast/crew members. Students may not be needed at every rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be released after casting which will attempt to comply with any listed conflicts.

PARTICIPATION FEES: All youth participating in the production must pay the following participation fee according to their role in the production: $60 for on-stage cast members and $25 for technical crew members.

PARENT COMMITMENT: Youtheatre is a family affair! At the parent meeting on Monday, August 8 at 6pm, parents will be asked to volunteer on pre-show and show-week parent committees. Committees cover every aspect of producing a show, including building and painting sets, costumes, backstage supervisors, dressing room supervisors, cast party and many more. Our shows would not be possible without the dedication and investment of each family!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

  • NATALIE HALLER – A young woman and an excellent mechanic. She’s much more at home in greasy overalls than in a dress.
  • CHAD – A great-lookin’, motorcyclin’, guitar-playin’, leather-jacketed roustabout.
  • JIM HALLER – Natalie’s widowed father. Middle-aged and messy, he still longs for his wife.
  • SYLVIA – The no-nonsense owner of SYLVIA’S HONKY-TONK.
  • LORRAINE – Sylvia’s teenage daughter. Pretty, smart and a total romantic.
  • DENNIS – An awkward young man. He aspires to be a dentist.
  • MISS SANDRA – The beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town’s museum.
  • MAYOR MATILDA HYDE – The town’s very conservative mayor.
  • DEAN HYDE – Matilda’s teenage son. He has spent his youth at military boarding schools, and he has never disobeyed his mother.
  • SHERIFF EARL – The law in town and a man of not many words. He loyally follows the Mayor wherever she goes.
  • HENRIETTA – A townsperson, one of NATALIE’S friends.
  • MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE play an assortment of TOWNSPEOPLE.


 

Youtheatre's Production of Disney’s Moana Jr. for Grades 3-5!

Performances: March 10 @ 7 PM & March 11, 2023 @ 2 PM

Auditions: Monday, January 16 & Tuesday, January 17 @ 6 PM

Audition Workshop: Saturday, January 7 from 10 AM - Noon

Director/Choreographer: Julie Lane • Director/Music Director: Lindsay Taylor

Register for Moana Jr Auditions HERE!

Register for the FREE Moana Jr Audition Workshop on January 7

 

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within.

Auditions for the on-stage cast will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Monday, January 16 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts located at 200 W. Main Cross Street in Findlay.  Check-in will begin 30 mins before auditions begin. 

All students in grades 3-5 who wish to audition or apply for the technical crew must register and complete the required forms which can be found online at https://marathoncenterarts.org.

Students only need to attend one day of auditions. Those auditioning for the on-stage cast need to come prepared for movement.  Youth interested in technical crew will only need to register online.

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 Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. 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 7:30 p.m.

Youtheatre strives to teach the importance of commitment, therefore, attendance and punctuality are documented and may affect future Youtheatre participation.

REHEARSALS 6 – 7:30 pm Monday - Thursday beginning Monday, January 23. We will also practice on select Sundays in February. Dress rehearsals will be held nightly during the week of the show and are mandatory for all cast/crew members. Students may not be needed at every rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be released after casting which will attempt to comply with any listed conflicts.

PARTICIPATION FEES: All youth participating in the production must pay the following participation fee according to their role in the production: $60 for on-stage cast members and $25 for technical crew members.

PARENT COMMITMENT: Youtheatre is a family affair! At the parent meeting on Thursday, January 19 at 6pm, parents will be asked to volunteer on pre-show and show-week parent committees. Committees cover every aspect of producing a show, including building and painting sets, costumes, backstage supervisors, dressing room supervisors, cast party and many more. Our shows would not be possible without the dedication and investment of each family!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

  • Moana – The vibrant, tenacious, and optimistic daughter of Motunui’s chief. She struggles to reconcile her father’s plans for her to take over as the village chief with her own desires to voyage beyond the reef. Ultimately, Moana proves a compassionate and capable leader.
  • Maui – A demigod and master wayfinder with charisma to spare and a reputation of being a trickster. Despite his hard exterior, Maui becomes a wonderful friend and mentor to Moana throughout their journey.
  • Chief Ancestors (1-3) – Chief Ancestors (1-3) are the three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos.
  • Gramma Tala – Moana’s wise grandmother and the mother of Chief Tui. She is the village storyteller known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum.
  • Chief Tui – The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family.
  • Sina – Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions.
  • Pua – Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears.
  • Hei Hei – Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well-meaning but naive.
  • Tamatoa – The vicious and egotistical giant crab who lives in Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters. Tamatoa enjoys gathering shiny baubles to add to an ever-growing collection
  • Ensemble roles include Ancestor Ensemble, Ocean Ensemble, Villagers (Dancers, Weavers, Fishers 1 & 2), Maui Ensemble, Monsters, Gate Monster, Left Claw, Right Claw, Shiny Ensemble, Te Fiti, Te Kā

Save the Date for...

A Night of One Acts for Grades 6-12 (Winter 2023)

Grades K-2 Showcase (Spring 2023)

More details coming soon!


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