The Project

We are excited to announce our 2020 Performing Arts Camp show: 

Performances July 9-12, 2020

Based on the award-winning animated film and the classic fairy tale, The Young People’s Theatre Project re-envisions this “Tale as Old as Time” in true storytelling fashion on the Marilyn Moyer Stage this summer.

An arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants, fall under the spell of an enchantress, who turns the prince into a hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl, Belle, enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father, Maurice, and with the help of a host of enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a story of transformation, tolerance and finding Home.

Children’s Chorus—Completing Grades 1-3 (19-20 school year)

The Children’s Chorus works in a two-week day camp format leading up to the summer production.

June 15-26 (Monday – Friday) 10am-12pm

Mon, July 6 Pick-Up Rehearsal, 12-3pm

Weds – Thurs, July 8-9 All-Cast Rehearsals (All Day, Specific Time TBA)

Performances: July 9-12 (Thurs – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm)

Price: $225

Junior Ensemble–Completing Grades- 4-6 (19-20 school year)

The Junior Ensemble appears in the summer production following a two-week day camp experience building theatre skills and focusing on themes of the show.

June 15-26 (Monday – Friday) 1-4pm

Mon, July 6 Pick-Up Rehearsal, 12-3pm

Weds – Thurs, July 8-9 All-Cast Rehearsals (All Day, Specific Time TBA)

Performances: July 9-12 (Thurs – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm)

Price: $310

Members of the Children’s Chorus and Junior Ensemble will appear onstage as ensemble members in the production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Daytime classes will teach basic theatre skills, leading to their memorable participation in the final production. Children’s Chorus and Junior Ensemble actors must be available for rehearsals on the afternoons of July 6, July 8, and July 9; as well as for performances Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12.

Cast members must be available for ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances without exception.

Tech Theatre (grades 7-12)

Providing a professional production experience, the Project’s Summer Tech Program creates and runs the technical elements for the Summer Show. Work in a hands-on environment, with professional artists and technicians, to create the set, lighting, and sound design for the final production.

June 15-26 (Monday – Friday) 1-4pm

Tech theatre students MUST be available to participate in rehearsals all day July 7-9, and all performances July 9-12, as well as the strike of the set Sunday, July 12. Tech students will have many optional opportunities to work on the production outside of scheduled class times.

Performances: July 9-12 (Thurs – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm)

Price: $250

Please note that eligibility for registration and participation in the The Young People’s Theatre Project camps is determined by the grade the student has completed at of the end of the 2019-2020 school year (i.e. students entering the first grade in the fall of 2020 are not eligible for participation in the Children’s Chorus).

THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT PERFORMING ARTS CAMP at Caldera

Middle and High School students will form the Senior Ensemble (Principal Cast) of the production, rehearsing as part of The Project’s unique Performing Arts Camp at Caldera in Central Oregon. Admission to this program is by audition. Auditions take place in March and early April.

For further information, contact rachel@yptproject.org .

The Young People’s Theatre Project is made up of teachers, actors, directors, writers, and technicians who have all benefited from opportunities in educational theatre and want to share their experience with as many people as possible.

The Young People’s Theatre Project is made up of young people, who have “graduated” through the various Project programs, and are now returning to both gain and share new experiences by working as volunteers or staff members.

The Young People’s Theatre Project is indeed an ever-expanding community of young people of all ages as we expand our work to include participants as young as 6 or 7 and as old as 67.

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And when you get involved – whether on stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, or from a distance – The Young People’s Theatre Project is you.

The Young People’s Theatre Project combines entertainment and education for all audiences. Through performances, workshops and residencies with professional theatre artists, young people of all ages explore their creative potential. The Project is a resource to an ever expanding community, from opening nights to opening minds.