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Young Performers Theatre

 

Information about YPT

 

The Davis Musical Theatre Company's Young Performers' Theatre (DMTC/YPT) is an all-volunteer organization.  Actors ages 7 through 17  may participate.  18-year-old high school students are also encouraged to participate.  No experience is required, but selection is by audition.

    2014-2015 YPT Season

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

Auditions: July 28 & 29, 2014, Opens: Sept 20, 2014, Closes: Oct 12, 2014, School Matinee: Oct 2, 2014.

 

A Musical. Book, lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey and Paul Pilcher. Additional music by Bob Love. Based on the book by Margery Williams.

 

What is real?" the Velveteen Rabbit asked the Skin Horse. "Does it hurt?" Often humorous to the point of absurdity, at times profound without being heavy, this musical adaptation of Margery Williams' classic follows the adventures of the toy rabbit as he tries to become real. On his way, the rabbit must deal with the Top Banana Nana, who rules the nursery with an iron hand, and the other more haughty toys. The Velveteen Rabbit is special because he identifies with children, and the message will never diminish as long as people search for the magic of love.

 

Annie

Auditions: Sept 22 & 23, 2014

Opens: Nov 15, 2014

Closes: Dec 7, 2014

Performances: Sat 11/15-2:15pm

Sat 11/22-2:15pm

Sat 11/29-2:15pm

Fri 12/5-7:15pm

Sat 12/6-2:15pm

Sun 12/7-2:15pm

School Matinee: Nov 20, 2014 or Dec 4 (depending on DJUSD calendar).

Book by 
Thomas Meehan, Music by  Charles Strouse, Lyrics by  Martin Charnin. Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

 

Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

 

Disney's Mulan JR.

Auditions: Jan 12 and 13, 2015

Opens: Mar 7, 2015

Closes: Mar 29, 2015

School Matinee: Mar 19, 2015

 

Music and Lyrics by  Matthew Wilder and David Zippel and Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge. Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by  Bryan Louiselle. Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by   Patricia Cotter.

Based on the 1998 Disney film, Mulan, and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci

 

Travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s MULAN JR., the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s film.  Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

a Musical, By Carol Weiss.

Auditions:  Mar 9 & 10, 2015

Opens: May 2, 2015

Closes: May 24, 2015,

School Matinee:  May 7 or May 14 (depending on DJUSD calendar)    

 

This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need "a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure." They come after Snow White, but Mirror leads members of the Queen's court into the woods to thwart their evil plans. The Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell and forced to remain that way, as the entire court reminds her (in a rousing gospel song), "You're the mirror of every deed that you do!"

 

 

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What young performers (and parents) need to know

 

 

A little history

 

 

09.03.2014