Little Mermaid Jr.-Performances in January
Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the beloved hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love" and the Academy Award-winning "Under the Sea."
In a magical kingdom fatoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice.
MYART's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. will feature many lead roles for children and adults of all ages and a wide range of ensemble opportunities!
Pending royalty approval.
Spring Mainstage 2015- Alice in Wonderland
Original script and score by Tim Nelson. Adapted from Lewis Carroll's novel, Alice, the unflappable young heroine takes a tumble down an enchanged rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of punctual rabbits and mad tea parties, where playing cards hold court and nothing is as it seems. This whimsy adventure is a favorite of generations of children, adults and psychoanalysts! Join us for ALICE IN WONDERLAND it is just good, mad fun!
Oliver-Spring Black Box Workshop
Oliver Twist is a young boy who lives in a workhouse with other orphaned boys. When Oliver disrupts a meal by asking for more, he is sold to a local undertaker and his family. They treat Oliver horribly and make him sleep under the coffins. Oliver escapes and runs off to Paddington Green, where he quickly befriends another young boy, the Artful Dodger. Dodger takes him to his home, an academy for orphans who learn how to be pick-pockets run by a kind, yet slightly sinister, old gentleman named Fagin. Oliver is also introduced to Nancy Sikes, a lovable young woman, and Bet, Nancy's best friend. When Oliver goes on his first pick-pocketing job, he is caught by the police. The man that Oliver thieved, Mr. Brownlow, learns of Oliver's sad past and brings him into his own home. Meanwhile, Nancy's husband (the villainous Bill Sikes) worries that Oliver will tell Mr. Brownlow and the police where the thieves live. He forces Nancy and Bet to snatch Oliver from Mr. Brownlow's house and take him back to Fagin's. Nancy does everything her husband tells her to but plans on secretly taking Oliver back to Mr. Brownlow. Before she can do so, Bill finds out of his wife's plans, and murders her. He then goes after Oliver, but is shot and killed. Oliver and Mr. Brownlow, who turns out to be Oliver's grandfather, return safely home.
MYART Showcase Troupe is a select troupe of young performers which functions as MYART's outreach program. The main goal of the outreach program is to enrich and broaden community awareness of the performing arts. Troupe members receive intense training in all three areas of dance, voice and acting, invaluable performance experience, and strong sense of community awareness, responsibility and ensemble.
What is MYART?
Musical Youth Artists Repertory Theatre (MYART) is a community-based, non-profit, educational organization that provides young people the opportunity to be active participants in the performing arts. MYART supplements education in the performing arts. Though historically underfunded, we believe this to be a vitally important part of any child's curriculum. Each year MYART presents three main-stage productions with casts of 160 to over 300 participants. Multiple leads and large ensemble casts allow all participants to shine.
A Message from our Artistic Director
Many of our performers have had no previous theatre training and may have thought themselves too shy to recite in class or lead a group. MYART uses creative dramatics and training in voice, dance and acting to help students discover their own power as individuals.