Theater

Spring Musicals (Elementary Grades 3-5*, White Hill Grades 6-8) 
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Performances:

February 3-5, 2023

White Hill Fall Production

The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: the princess "Cesario" and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. Into the dark night, stories are told. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Every Huntsman has a story and all of them are connected. 

Performances:

Friday, December 2, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Directed by Jenny Boynton

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Briandaniel Oglesby is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg, writing coach, and teaching artist. He writes plays for teens and plays for mature audiences. 

While his work for mature audiences comes from a singular artistic vision, his Theatre-for-Teens frequently uses an ensemble-based script-building process.

He’s half Latino and queer and from Northern California. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside. He lives in Austin, Texas where he is the Director of Theatre Arts at Skybridge Academy, newly renamed Appamada. He makes new work with and for teens, focusing on applying devising techniques to the script-making process and building experimental classes.

Performances:

March 31- April 2, 2023

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March 24-26, 2023

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March 17-19, 2023

Performances:

February 10-12, 2023

Manor Musical

Newsies Jr

Directed by Devin Parker-Sullivan

Workshops - Weds 11/2 & Thurs 11/3

Auditions - Mon 11/7, Weds 11/9 & Thurs 11/10

Rehearsals: Mondays 3:30-5:30, Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 in the MPR

*No rehearsals when school is out. No rehearsal on Halloween. No rehearsals during super minimum days 11/14-11/18.

Scholarships are available!

10/30 Registration for Cast & Kid Tech Lottery Closes

11/2 & 11/3 Cast Workshop at Manor

10/30 Kid Tech notified by email 

11/7 MANDATORY Parent/Guardian Cast Meeting via Zoom @6:30PM

11/7, 11/9 & 11/10 Cast Auditions at Manor

11/5 Kid Tech Registration Deadline

11/13 Casting Announcement

11/28 First Day of Rehearsals at Manor

Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

Performances:

Friday, February 3, 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Wade Thomas Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Jr.

Directed by Jenny Boynton

Workshops - Mon 11/7, Tues 11/8, 11/10 Thurs 

Auditions - Mon 11/28, Tues 11/29 & Thurs 12/1

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 in the MPR

*No rehearsals when school is out. No Theater during super minimum days 11/14-11/18.

Scholarships are available!

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11/6 Registration for Cast & Kid Tech Lottery Closes

11/2 & 11/3 Cast Workshop at WT

11/6 Kid Tech notified by email 

11/6 Cast registration closes

11/8 MANDATORY Parent/Guardian Cast Meeting via Zoom @6:30PM

11/7, 11/9 & 11/10 Cast Auditions at WT

11/12 Kid Tech Registration Deadline

TBD Casting Announcement

12/5 First Day of Rehearsals at WT

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Performances:

Friday, February 10, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Sunday, February 12, 2023

 
 
Brookside Musical
Hidden Valley 
Spring Musical

The Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr

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Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.

Performances:

Friday, March 17, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023

 
 
Hidden Valley Musical

Miley Chase Science Ace

Performances:

Friday, March 24, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

The Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr

While calculating the exact date the asteroid hit the earth and destroyed the dinosaurs, 10 year-old science wiz Miley Chase accidentally discovers the secret to time travel. She’s putting the finishing touches on her time machine when her nemesis Tyler, the snotty, spoiled next door neighbor, arrives to gloat over his win at the science fair. Despite Miley’s warnings, Tyler gets a little too curious about the machine—and accidentally sends them both to prehistoric times.

White Hill Spring Musical

High School Musical

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It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Performances:

Friday, March 31, 2023

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Sunday, April 2, 2023

 
About YES Theater

 

YES Theater began in Ross Valley in 1981. This unique award-winning program has been offering children high quality, entertaining, theatrical productions in the public schools of our community for over 30 years. YES Theater produces full scale Broadway musicals, original works by local playwrights, children’s theater favorites, musicals, comedies, even a bit of Shakespeare. . . all starring our children. Hundreds of YES students from the Ross Valley schools each year experience first hand participation in professional, quality, theatrical productions. The Program offers an opportunity for students to have fun while learning new skills. Theater incorporates listening, reading, memory, teamwork, self-discipline and a host of other educational opportunities. Highlights of the program include the opportunity to:

  • Work with experienced, professional directors who specialize in children’s theater

  • Perform at our local community Playhouse

  • Participate backstage in the unique YES Theater KidTech program

 

Audition workshops are conducted so that students can meet the director before auditions begin and learn about the show. Students will be able to brush up on their theater skills and audition techniques as well as learn what to expect at the auditions. Every student who auditions will have the opportunity to participate in the production.

 

For Questions and additional information, contact:

Anna Barker

Program Manager

YES Theater

abarker@yestokids.org

 

Kelly Miller

YES Theater Board Member

theater@yestokids.org