Tickets are NOW on sale for Pirates of Penzance!

July 1st, 2014 | Posted by Bonnie in Camp - (Comments Off)


Our 2014 Performing Arts Camp production, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE is as wacky, irreverent and entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE spins an hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. This production is performed by over 100 young people from throughout the Portland area (and beyond).

Performances are July 10-13, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm

All seats are $10 for all ages, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Summer Second Stage Registration NOW Open!

May 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Eric in Second Stage | summer - (Comments Off)


Who:    Students currently in grades 6 – 9

What:   Middle school performers will create our seventh Summer Second Stage production, DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR, the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet. This new musical features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” and “a real father.”  Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli, and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family.

 When:  July 28 – August 8, with two performances on Saturday, August 9

 Where: Rehearsals and performances will be held at Jesuit High School’s Performing Arts Center.

 Tuition: is $245.

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

This smaller scale production is designed for flexible staging. The set and costumes from this production will become available to area Middle Schools during the coming year, along with the services of Project artists, to help keep drama alive for this very important age group.  Each summer, a small group of performers are involved in creating the pilot project of this exciting new resource.


Contact for more information.

The Young People’s Theatre Project is thrilled to announce our Summer Season!

Our Performing Arts Camp show is…


As always, the cast will include the Senior Ensemble, Junior Ensemble, and Children’s Chorus. That’s over 100 campers from ages 7-18 sharing the stage and telling this hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan romp!

The show will be run by the members of our Tech Theatre Program.

This year’s Summer Second Stage show will be a brand new production of…MySonPinocchioJR_4CThe cast will be members of our Summer Second Stage camp.

Join us this summer for an exciting season of singing, dancing, and storytelling!

We have opportunities for students currently in grades 1-12.  Click on the “SUMMER” tab or any of the links in this post for more information.

Wishin’ at the Mission

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Bonnie in Events - (Comments Off)

for website Save the Date

We had a great time at this year’s Annual Cabaret Fundraiser:  


Wishin’ at the Mission


 Thank you for helping our wishes come true!

Missed the event? You can still donate online!

YPTP Staffers’ Viral Video Marriage Proposal!

May 28th, 2012 | Posted by Kate in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The worldwide web is buzzing and tweeting about Isaac Lamb’s spectacular “Live Lip-Dub Proposal” to his bride-to-be!  Isaac and his fiancee, Amy Frankel, are beloved friends and staff members of The Young People’s Theatre Project! His epic video proposal also features YPTP Co-Directors, Elaine Kloser and Jeff Hall, as well as Jeff’s wife Koleen.  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the link below to watch the  YouTube video, and be sure and watch Isaac and Amy on The Today Show on Tuesday, May 29th!  Congratulations, Isaac and Amy!  We love you!!!