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 - November 1

“Will you walk into my parlor,” said the Spider to the Fly....
This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning—to beware the wiles of flattery—remains as relevant as ever. Other stories included in this production will be The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey and well as a few others.

This class will help young actors learn the skills needed to become a “triple threat” – someone that can sing, act and dance. Students learn fundamentals of acting, stage direction, and performance. They will work scenes or monologues, songs, and choreography as well as other elements of live theatre to create a truly well-rounded performer. Each class will work on a show and present it to parents and friends at the end of the session.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

 

4th - 9th Grade

WINTER SESSION

  • December 10 - February 10
  • Universal and timeless, Delia Ephron's How to Eat Like a Child is a delightful revisiting of the joys -- and tricky ploys -- of childhood.  Ephron also teaches us "How to Laugh Hysterically," "How to Have a Birthday Party," "How to Torture Your Sister," and much, much more.
  • How Not to Dies of Embarrassment provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage.
  • This class will help young actors learn the skills needed to become a “triple threat” – someone that can sing, act and dance. Students learn fundamentals of acting, stage direction, and performance. They will work scenes or monologues, songs, and choreography as well as other elements of live theatre to create a truly well-rounded performer. Each class will work on a show and present it to parents and friends at the end of the session.

    Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

    4th - 9th Grade


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SPRING SESSION

  • February 15 - April 11
  • The play Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Julie Jensen is based on the book by the same name which is The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell. This is a story of courage, tragedy, kindness, and forgiveness. The Oregon Trail and Hattie's fellow pioneers help her to face her fears and emerge a stronger young woman. Hattie's exciting journey to Oregon is one marked by geographic peaks and valleys as well as the peaks and valleys of emotions the pioneers experienced on their grueling trip.
  • Auditions for the Main Cast on January
  • Audition Workshop in January
    • This $15 optional workshop is for young actors who would like to know what to expect at the audition. We will also provide tips and feedback. Parents can attend with their student. Sign up here.

This show is presented by UtahPresents at Kingsbury Hall.

Grades K to 3

  • Mondays (and a couple of Saturdays)
  • 5 - 5:50 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Tuition: $132
  • This is a Chorus-Type Role. No Audition Necessary.

Grades 4 to 9

  • Wednesdays
  • 5 - 5:25 pm  pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Tuition: $162
  • This is a Chorus-Type Role. No Audition Necessary

Main Cast - Grades 4 - 12

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (and a couple of Saturdays)
  • Time: 6 - 8:00 pm
  • Room: FAW 240
  • Tuition: $50
  • You must audition before you can register.

  • Mandatory Tech Rehearsals on April 6, 7, and 8 from 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Mandatory Performances on April 9 at 10 am and 1 pm (TBD); April 10 at 10 am and 7 pm; and April 11 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 siblings cast in the show. (This is automatically applied when registering).

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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.

PLEASE GO TO OUR YTC PAGE FOR MORE INFO!

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.
AUDITIONS: Thursday, August 22
Please prepare a 1 minute monologue and 32 bars of a musical theatre song. No accompanist will be present so please bring something with your music on it. We will have a bluetooth speaker that you can also plug into.
Sign up for an audition time here.
 

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