Performance. Friendship. Growth.

An Experience Like No Other.

Introducing Our Young Company

Shine on stage in a Broadway-style musical with our pre-professional performance company.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Our pre-professional performance company gives young artists aged 8-18 an opportunity to participate in a fully staged musical in the spring of each year.

Under the direction of industry professionals, company members are taught singing, dancing and acting, with a focus on developing their skills in a challenging and supportive environment.

This year we are excited to return to the stage for a live performance. Covid safety procedures will continue to be in place to ensure the safety of all participants.

Auditions for the Young Company take place in January of each year.

What’s included?
  • Become a member of YA Theatre’s pre -professional Young Company, led by experienced artist educators.
  • A role in a fully staged musical, performed live at a local theatre.
  • 5.5 hrs of rehearsal per week where cast members gain hands on training and experience in singing, dancing, and acting
  • Costumes and props provided
  • A commemorative show t-shirt
  • An invitation to a post-show celebration for the cast, crew (and families as covid restrictions allow)

When are rehearsals?
  • The program runs over two terms (Winter/Spring). Rehearsals start in February with performances in May
  • Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 and Sundays 1:00-4:00 
  • Extra tech rehearsals will be added the week of the show.
How do I sign up? How much does it cost?

To be considered for a place in the Young Company, artists are asked to submit an audition tape. It is free to audition. If you are offered a place in the company, you will then be sent a link to register and pay your program fees. The program costs $725* which includes everything listed above.

*Payment plans are available

When are auditions held?

Auditions for the Young Company are held in January for our Spring production.

What will the show be?

Our 2022 spring show will be Shrek: The Musical Jr!

Is this an online program? In-person? Hybrid?

This year’s Young Company program will be IN-PERSON! After a successful fall of in-person classes, we feel confident that we can move forward with a safe in-person program for our young artists this winter/spring. Covid safety measures will be in place for all company members, staff, and audience.

Upcoming Shows

Our Young Company Spring 2022 show will be Shrek: The Musical!
Join everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, as he leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message  and a host of over-the-top roles. There’s a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesdays and Sundays in Burlington

COST: $725 (payment plans available)

We believe that a quality arts education should be accessible for everyone in our community. If the cost of our programming is a barrier for you, please contact us to discuss alternative options.

Past Shows

Emma! A Pop Musical

Livestreamed May 22-23, 2021

Emma! A Pop Musical is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel featuring the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers. The tale of the aspiring matchmaker who knows what’s best for everyone’s life except her own is reset in a contemporary coed prep school. Emma’s one goal is to find the best possible boyfriend for her classmate Harriet. But the art of knowing who likes who is not as easy as it looks. Produced during the Covid-19 pandemic, this production was rehearsed and performed entirely online.