The Youth Theatre News

World Premiere of Documentary Surf Film SWELLS OF INTEREST Set for 5/31 at Surfside Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

World premiere of Diana Wehrell-Grabowski's SWELLS OF INTEREST is set for Saturday, May 31 at Surfside Playhouse. Doors open at 7:00pm, and admission is $5.00. The event will feature live music by The Aquanuts. (more...)

Stagecrafters Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Thru June 22
by Anton Anderssen - May 26, 2014

Complete with flying monkeys and witches, colorful munchkins, and a real 'Toto,' The Wizard of Oz will run June 6th through the 22nd at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Brian Cali, Jonathan Kaplan & More Set for TriArts Sharon Playhouse's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting for its 25th Anniversary Season with the musicals LES MISERABLES, Falsettos, and Disney's The Little Mermaidon the Mainstage. Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie and the new musical Nine Wives (by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish) will play Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Spring Awakening. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Kyle Barisich Set for TriArts Sharon Playhouse Gala, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, is proud to announce Broadway's Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Encores! The Most Happy Fella, the NY Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd), and Kyle Barisich (The Phantom of the Opera) will headline 25th Anniversary Season Gala on Saturday May 24 on the TriArts Mainstage. (more...)

LES MISERABLES, FALSETTOS & Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set for Sharon Playhouse's 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, celebrates its 25thAnniversary Season with the award-winning musicals Les Miserables and Falsettos, along with Disney's The Little Mermaid, on the Mainstage. Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie and the new musical Nine Wives (by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish) will play Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Spring Awakening. (more...)

Roscommon Arts Centre Resents RISK, Now thru Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Busy rehearsing for the last number of weeks, members of Roscommon County Youth Theatre ranging in age from 14 to 22 present one of their most challenging productions to date at Roscommon Arts Centre tonight, 30th and Friday 31st January, 8pm. Following on from the success of Shannonside Arts & Entertainment Award for The Railway Children by John E Nesbit, RCYT are back for their 14th year with 'RISK', a production to keep you on the edge of your seats. (more...)

Roscommon Arts Centre to Present RISK and A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, Jan 30-31 and Feb 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Roscommon Arts Centre has two new productions coming up: RISK and A Skull in Connemara. (more...)

PSC Youth Theatre called 'Acting Out'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014

The PSC Youth Theatre called "Acting Out" (fully supported by the PSC Community Theatre) will be presenting a series of skits called Life & Miscommunication On, Saturday, January 25th at 3pm. (It includes young actors from both the Junior and Senior programs and is scheduled for about 1 hour). This presentation takes place at the Old Bank at 1900 Wellington St. and the cost is a Donation. Although reservations are not required, please do send us a note to info@psccommunity.com if you plan to attend with the number of seats required - which will help us with the set-up. (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse Responds to Proposed Funding Cuts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

On Tuesday 5th Nottinghamshire County Council announced without warning, that Nottingham Playhouse could potentially lose 100 percent of its funding (94,500) as part of 154m worth of cuts they have to make over the next three years. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, DOUBT & More Set for Paradigm Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The Paradigm Annex Theatre under the new leadership of Los Angeles director, actor and playwright Nicole Dominguez has announced its 2014 season. This season at The Paradigm Annex Theatre audiences will witness firsthand the development of New Works for the stage and screen in our February Film Festival, 24 Hour Play Festival a New Works Festival and, beginning in January, The Annex reading series, reading new scripts for development from submissions across the nation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Returns To Cafe Carlyle with STOP THIS TRAIN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 02, 2013

Although his career spans four decades, Clint Holmes is in the midst of a significant breakthrough. Having spent the last 20 years as one of Vegas's most successful entertainers, he has, over the last two years, in his 60s, achieved tremendous acclaim with solo shows in New York at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Reviewing Holmes' tribute to Paul Simon and Cole Porter last year at the Cafe, Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times that Holmes merged 'the excitement of Las Vegas and the sophistication of Manhattan' and further described Holmes as 'a brainy showman.' Holmes' 2011 Cafe Carlyle debut, Remembering Bobby Short, was equally beloved. He shifts the focus to his own remarkable life story with Stop This Train, returning to the venue trough October 12. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Paradigm Annex Theatre in Wisconsin Names Nicole Dominguez New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The Paradigm Annex Theatre in Wisconsin has named Nicole Dominguez, of Los Angeles the Executive Director beginning September 19th, 2013. Nicole is the creator of Liberate Groundlings in The Youth Theatre Project- Found Space Shakespeare, the co-creator of The Greatest Day of Our Lives Productions and her play, 'Honestly, OK' co-written with her writing partner Lauren Stone will premiere on November 18th at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood. The Paradigm Annex Theatre is committed to cultivating new artistic voices and ideas using all artistic mediums, with theatre and music as a basis. Nicole is the ideal leader in the development of our organization. Her ideas and energy are boundless. (more...)

Clint Holmes to Bring STOP THIS TRAIN to Cafe Carlyle, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Having Previously Paid Tribute to Paul Simon, Cole Porter and Bobby Short to Acclaim, Singer Traces Arc of His Own Singular Life with Mix of Interpretations and Originals (more...)

BWW Interviews: Michaela Coplen of Allenberry Playhouse and Conservatory
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2013

Not every young actor graduating high school already has 36 productions under their belt. What's it like for a professional actor to apply to be in the high school play? Find out from Michaela Coplen. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents a Remount of WHAT'S THE T?, Beginning 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

About Face Theatre will present a remount of its wildly popular Youth Ensemble world premiere WHAT'S THE T? by Sara Kerastas and The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble, directed by Artistic Associate Eric Hoff, playing May 19 - June 2, 2013 at the Prince Charitable Trusts Upstairs Loft at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., in Chicago. The production features members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or at the door. The press performance is Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm. (more...)

About Face Theatre Celebrates 17th Year with Tonight's Circus Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

About Face Theatre celebrates its 17th year with a three-ring party of colossal entertainment at WONKA BALL 2013: CIRCUS MAXIMUS tonight, April 26, 2013 at 8-11p.m. (Ringmaster's VIP Cocktail Party at 7 pm). Hosted by About Face board members, Benjamin Sprunger and Billy Lullo, WONKA BALL 2013: CIRCUS MAXIMUS offers a night of performances, revelry and dancing, dining and drink and a silent auction. (more...)

Stagecrafters Unveils 2013-14 Season
by Anton Anderssen - Apr 22, 2013

Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre proudly announces its fifty-seventh season, which opens in July 2013 with The Youth Theatre production of Seussical Jr. The ambitious 10-production season features seven musicals and three plays. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents WHAT'S THE T? Beginning 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

About Face Theatre will present a remount of its wildly popular Youth Ensemble world premiere WHAT'S THE T? by Sara Kerastas and The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble, directed by Artistic Associate Eric Hoff, playing May 19 - June 2, 2013 at the Prince Charitable Trusts Upstairs Loft at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., in Chicago. The production features members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or at the door. The press performance is Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm. (more...)

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival Announces 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2013

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will mark its 36th season with two productions at the High Point Theatre, a new summer youth theatre program and, for the first time, a year-round educational tour of schools throughout the state. (more...)

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival Announces 2013-14 Season, Including MACBETH and HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2013

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will mark its 36th season with two productions at the High Point Theatre, a new summer youth theatre program and, for the first time, a year-round educational tour of schools throughout the state. (more...)

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