After-School Sessions

Youth Theatre offers a range of experiential theatre arts programs and classes designed to develop creativity, critical thinking skills and promote positive youth development. The common elements that are fundamental to each of the core classes are: peer and professional mentoring; critical feedback and self-reflection; opportunities for educational development; opportunities for community involvement; and authentic, "hands-on" learning experiences.

Education programs at Youth Theatre inspire creativity, confidence and a sense of community through the exploration and practice of theatre skills. Professional teaching artists lead students through engaging, interactive sessions at the University of Utah.

FALL SESSION

  • September 10 - October 27
  • Mandatory Meeting September 5 at 5:30 pm
  • Tech Rehearsal on October 23, 24, and 25.
  • Performance on October 27 at 1 pm and 7 pm
  • Classes are held in the FINE ARTS WEST Building at the U of U. FINE ARTS WEST is located on the corner of University Street (1340 East) and 300 South.
  • There is a 10% discount for University of Utah Employees. Please call us BEFORE you register.
  • There is a 10% discount for siblings enrolled in the same session or class. (This is automatically applied when registering).

"We Are Monsters,"is a comedic new musical that takes place at a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. Winner in the 2013 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC, the musical features vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves. Most importantly these monsters teach us to celebrate the attributes that make each of us different and unique. This class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Grades K to 3 - Werewolves Cast

Grades 4 to 9 - Vampires Cast

  • Mondays
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Teachers: Penny Caywood, Trey McEuen, and Sydney Stephens
  • Tuition: $210
  • Wednesdays
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Teachers: Penny Caywood, Trey McEuen, and Sydney Stephens
  • Tuition: $250

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WINTER SESSION

  • December 10 - February 10
  • Auditions September 31
  • Mandatory Meeting December 10 at 5:30 pm
  • Performance on February 6th at 7 pm
  • Classes are held in the FINE ARTS WEST Building at the U of U. FINE ARTS WEST is located on the corner of University Street (1340 East) and 300 South.
  • There are NO discounts for this experience.

Youth Theatre will be travelling to Sacramento, California to compete in the Junior Theater Festival (JTF). JTF is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater. JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior show for adjudication by a panel of musical theater experts. The weekend also features professional development for teachers, workshops for students and parents, a New Works Showcase featuring new musical adaptations soon to be released and concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best! The Junior Theater Festival is sponsored by Playbill, Disney Musicals and Music Theatre International.

For more information about the Junior Theatre Festival, download their brochure by clicking on this link: JTF_2019_brochure-1

Grades 4 to 12 – INTO THE WOODS JR. COMPETITION TEAM

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Teachers: Penny Caywood, Trey McEuen, and Sydney Stephens
  • Tuition: $1110 (price is an estimate and includes all travel arrangements)
  • You must audition before you can register.

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SPRING SESSION

  • February 22 - April 13
  • Auditions January 17
  • Mandatory Meeting February 22 at 5:30 pm
  • Tech Rehearsal on April 8, 9, and 10 at 5 pm
  • Performances on April 11 at 10 am, April 12 at 10 am and 7 pm, and April 13 at 11 am
  • Classes are held in the FINE ARTS WEST Building at the U of U. FINE ARTS WEST is located on the corner of University Street (1340 East) and 300 South.
  • There is a 10% discount for University of Utah Employees. Please call us BEFORE you register.
  • There is a 10% discount for siblings cast in the show. (This is automatically applied when registering).

This production is an original musical based on the Lewis Carroll classic and reimagined by Youth Theatre’s Penny Caywood. The story follows Alice’s adventures in the wild and wacky world she discovers after falling down the rabbit hole. This show is presented by UtahPresents at Kingsbury Hall.

Grades K - 12

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Teachers: Penny Caywood, Trey McEuen, and Sydney Stephens
  • Tuition: $210 (price is an estimate and includes all travel arrangements)
  • You must audition before you can register.

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Youth Theatre's Conservatory is an award-winning training program for advanced high school actors. It is open to students who want to take their work to the next level. Accepted students will complete college-level training in Voice, Movement, Musical Theatre, Improvisation, and Shakespeare as well as electives ranging from Meisner to Stage Combat. In addition,  Conservatory competes in state and national competitions and hosts master classes with guest artists from across the nation.

Although these young people are very talented, it is more important that they become great ensemble members that are generous on stage and off. These students make lasting friendships that go beyond the stage and Youth Theatre. We understand that high school students are very busy people. Most of our conservatory students play an instrument, participate on a school sports team, take AP classes, and are in their school productions, as well. They must manage to do it while making Conservatory a priority.

Conservatory will be having a group audition on December 11 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Announcements of acceptance will be made by December 13th.

The next session of Conservatory is a long one because it includes a trip to the UK. The session will begin in December 2018 and end in August of 2019. Committing to conservatory in December is a commitment to the London/Edinburgh trip. The UK trip will cost approx. $4000. The tuition cost for Conservatory for this entire session will be $320.00.

If you cannot go on the trip this summer, then being part of Conservatory this winter and spring is not possible. We will be fundraising and devising work for the Fringe Festival beginning in December.

Below is a pdf with information about the trip. The group audition is open to the public. Be prepared for some movement and wear appropriate attire.
 
 

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