The Youth Theatre News

UtahPresents Announces 2017-18 SeasonUtahPresents Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

UtahPresents, the performing arts presenter on the University of Utah campus, announces its 2017-18 line-up of exciting performances, providing an abundance of creative and cultural experiences for the campus and regional community. (more...)

Stagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 SeasonStagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stagecrafters announces its 2017-18 season, themed 'Celebration of Friendship, Family and Theatre,' featuring ten shows among its Main Stage, 2nd Stage and Youth Theatre offerings. (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step DownAbout Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZLaguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Laguna Beach!  Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too! The Wicked Witch from the West threatens to hurt Dorothy and her Friends as they all try to find their way home in this all new Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production of the beloved story, directed by Donna Inglima! (more...)

Youth Theatre Company Kicks Off New Space and New Arts Opportunities With Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTSYouth Theatre Company Kicks Off New Space and New Arts Opportunities With Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will conclude its 2016-2017 Mainstage Season with Tony Award-winning In The Heights, featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway hip hop sensation Hamilton. In The Heights performs at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139, April 7th-9th. (more...)

Donna Inglima To Receive Laguna Beach Arts Alliance Lifetime Achievement AwardDonna Inglima To Receive Laguna Beach Arts Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Donna Inglima, Director of The Youth Theatre, Education & Outreach at The Laguna Playhouse, will be the recipient of 2017 LBAA (Laguna Beach Arts Alliance) Lifetime Achievement Award and Playhouse Board members Betsy and Gary Jenkins will receive the LBAA Individual Arts Patron Award on April 2, 2017, at the 11th Annual Art Star Awards. (more...)

STAR Repertory Theatre presents GREASESTAR Repertory Theatre presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

STAR Repertory Theatre, San Diego A-List Best Theatre Group 2014-Present, in collaboration with Jim Jacobs, is proud to present their production of GREASE THE MUSICAL, at the prestigious and captivating California Center for the Arts, Escondido, March 23-26, 2017.  It is very difficult for a large community theatre to obtain the rights to GREASE.  But STAR Rep has had the unique and very amazing opportunity to obtain those rights and to be able to work with the co-writer and creator Jim Jacobs on this production!  STAR Rep has also purchased the rights to use the additional movie songs from the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John version.  Join the Pink Ladies, the T-Birds and the rest of the gang at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and discover why Grease is most definitely the word! (more...)

Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville On THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Rose Theatre KingstonGuest Blog: Ciaran McConville On THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS at Rose Theatre Kingston
by Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville - Nov 21, 2016

Adapting The Wind in the Willows for the stage has been such a circuitous and unexpected process. I reread the book last Christmas and understood, but couldn't define, its enduring appeal. As a novel, it's gloriously messy - at times conventional and at others surprisingly radical. Kenneth Grahame switches genres mid-chapter, offers no consistency on the physics of his fictional world, and his views on class, sex and gender all feel stuffy by today's standards. (more...)

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE BOXCAR CHILDRENThe Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Presents THE BOXCAR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Boxcar Children is coming to Laguna! The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents this production on-stage beginning Friday, November 11 through Sunday November 20 at the Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre, The Boxcar Children will be directed by Bethanie Knieser, with musical direction by Mark Turnbull. (more...)

SHERLOCK's Mark Gatiss to Appear in Prime Theatre's 2046SHERLOCK's Mark Gatiss to Appear in Prime Theatre's 2046
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Sherlock creator and actor Mark Gatiss is to appear in Prime Theatre's latest production to start a year of celebration for the company's 30th birthday. The brand new play, 2046, will take place in a transformed Swindon Borough Council Chamber and is set 30 years in the future when London is flooded and parliament is forced to move to Swindon. (more...)

Intermission Youth Theatre Present LOVE ME TO DEATH, Inspired by ROMEO AND JULIETIntermission Youth Theatre Present LOVE ME TO DEATH, Inspired by ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two London boroughs both alike in poverty, south and east - she's from E8 and he's from southeast, where Intermission tell their tale. These two lovers fight for their love despite the backlash of each hood. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre to Celebrate Fifth Birthday in Canterbury Next WeekThe Marlowe Theatre to Celebrate Fifth Birthday in Canterbury Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre celebrates its fifth birthday next week. (more...)

Starry Alumni, Sharp Satire and Hope For The Future In National Youth Theatre 60th CelebrationsStarry Alumni, Sharp Satire and Hope For The Future In National Youth Theatre 60th Celebrations
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Sixty years young, last night the National Youth Theatre celebrated its storied past, buoyant present and - with a heartfelt plea for more financial support - essential future in a star-studded diamond gala at Shaftesbury Theatre. Those NYT participants who joined the company in this glittering anniversary year really lucked out, noted my companion, but it was hard to find a dull moment in decades of pioneering, diverse and life-changing work, as illustrated by this affectionate revue. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and the Arena Theatre Youth Workshops Sold OutWolverhampton Grand Theatre and the Arena Theatre Youth Workshops Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and the Arena Theatre recently announced a new partnership which will see the cities' two theatres combine to rehearse children and young people in a series of drama workshops beginning in the autumn. (more...)

THE MUSCLE IN QUESTION at FringeNYC this AugustTHE MUSCLE IN QUESTION at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Muscle in Question is a full-length play in one act about how the concept of the human brain has an effect on a society's day to day well being, experience, and existence. The play follows a neurologist named Peter and his daughter Violet as they grieve the loss of Violet's mother and make discoveries about the brain as both a literal and figurative answer to some of life's questions. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording Out TodayJASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores today, May 20. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This MayJASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores on Friday, May 20. (more...)

Southampton's Nuffield Theatre Announces New Autumn SeasonSouthampton's Nuffield Theatre Announces New Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?Nuffield, Southampton's leading professional producing company, today announced their new 2016 Autumn season which boasts two world premieres; a major new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox and a brand new play, dramatising Shakespeare's mysterious relationship with his patron, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. (more...)

Camden Youth Theatre LaunchesCamden Youth Theatre Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Three of Camden's leading arts and community organisations have joined up to create Camden Youth Theatre, a free creative club equipping 13-19 year olds with the skills to make their own inventive new theatre. They will work with top professional theatre makers, creating new shows and performing at two of London's best studio theatres: Camden People's Theatre and New Diorama Theatre.  (more...)

CPT Announces Spring Lineup - CALCULATING KINDNESS, London Premiere of THE JOKE and More!CPT Announces Spring Lineup - CALCULATING KINDNESS, London Premiere of THE JOKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With a brand new youth theatre, three festivals, four major premieres, and (almost) 100 shows from some of the most inspiring contemporary theatre makers in the UK, Spring at CPT guarantees to cater for all your theatrical desires…    (more...)

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