Keystone Youth Theatrics is the branch of our organization that focuses on enhancing development of young performers in the theatre arts across Central Pennsylvania by providing performance and educational opportunities.

 

Performance Opportunities

13: The Musical
July 8, 9, 10, 2021

Auditions May 10, 11, 2021 – Full details and information to follow soon!

About the Show:
Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, pre-teen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

Hairspray Junior has been postponed until fall 2021, and we will keep you posted on all the information and updates.

It’s 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream — to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable.

Workshop/Education Opportunities

Youth Musical Workshop – Seussical Kids (June and August Sessions)
*Limited to 12 performers for each workshop. Click on the logo above for more details including our Health and Safety Protocols.*

Workshop Description: Seussical Kids will build upon theatrical experiences through daily workshops on audition help, script analysis, character work, theatre etiquette, and theatrical conventions. This workshop is the perfect opportunity for young artists looking to build upon their strengths and knowledge of theatre. Since the workshop size will be limited to 12, the workshop will be tailored to best meet the needs of the individual performers while giving everyone a chance to shine in the actual production. Seussical will challenge young artists as they work together to put on this fun and fast-paced musical in just a week’s time.

About the Show: Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Grades: Going into 5th through 10th
Dates: June 7 through 11, 2021 OR August 9 through 13, 2021
Show: June 11 at 2:00 PM OR August 13 at 2:00 PM
Location: The Playhouse at Allenberry Resort
Times: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $350