2018-2019 Theater Shows and Workshops

Theater

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Spring Musicals (Elementary Grades 3-5*, White Hill Grades 6-8)
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Wade Thomas

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Hidden Valley

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Brookside

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Manor

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White Hill

*Elementary KidTech is open by lottery system to 4th and 5th grade students.

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:

China Tamblyn

Managing Director

YES Theater

china@chinatamblyn.com

 

Julia Chen

YES Theater Board Member

theater@yestokids.org

 

Susan Lund 

Kid Tech Administrator 

susan.lund@mac.com

White Hill Fall Play

Directed by Susan Pearlstone

PERFORMANCES DEC 7th-9th, 2018

What a great performance by the cast students and the wonderful work from students of Kid Tech. The show was fun and entertaining. It was filled with songs from Elvis. Thank you to Director Susan Pearlstone and Assistant Director Melissa Tanner for creating this fun experience to the cast. Thank you to Tanya Di Roma and Caecilia Woods for keeping the parents informed and supporting the cast. Thank you to Sarah McKereghan for teaching the Kid Tech students how to work the lights and sound, prop and set pieces. Thank you to all the people who worked behind the scene. Lastly, thank you to all the parent volunteers. This play would not be a success with the help from everyone involve. 

 
Wade Thomas Spring Musical

Directed by

Ben Baker

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Kid Tech Lottery Deadline Oct 31st

Workshops begin Nov 5th

Rehearsals M,Tu &F 3:15-5:30

PERFORMANCES FEB 8th-10th

  • CAST & KID TECH registration are closed

 
Brookside
Spring Musical

Directed by

Jasper Thelin

The Odyssey Musical is written by Charles Queary and YES Theater’s own Jef Labes. It is a retelling of Homer's epic of Odysseus' 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return. Lot’s of fun parts and memorable music.

 

Kid Tech Lottery Deadline Nov 21st

Workshops begin Nov 26th

Rehearsals M,Tu &F 3:30-6:00

PERFORMANCES MAR 1st-3rd

  • CAST & KID TECH registration are closed

 
Hidden Valley Spring Musical

Directed by

Lucas Evans

Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan. Disney's Mulan JR. is an effective way to introduce students to ancient Chinese culture and calls for a large ensemble of actors playing soldiers, family members and brides-to-be.

Kid Tech Lottery Deadline Nov 28th

Workshops begin Dec 3rd

Rehearsals M,Tu &TH 3:00-5:30

PERFORMANCES MAR 8th-10th

  • CAST & KID TECH registration are closed

 
Manor Spring Musical

Directed by

Lily Jackson

Based on Meredith Willson's six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter! Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure?  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself. The Music Man JR. is the perfect vehicle for your young cast, a toe-tapping crowd-pleaser that features a soaring soprano ingénue part and a leading role for a charismatic actor, as well as plenty of roles for kids of every level. 

 

Kid Tech Lottery Deadline Dec 5th 

Workshops begin Dec 10th

Rehearsals M&F 3:15-5:30, W 2:15-4:30

PERFORMANCES MAR 15th-17th

  • CAST & KID TECH registration are closed

 
White Hill
Spring Musical

Directed by

Jessica Chesbro

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Kid Tech Lottery Deadline Jan 2nd 

Auditions start Jan 8th

PERFORMANCES MAR 22nd-24th

Rehearsals Tu, Th, Fr 3:30-5:30

  • CAST Registration are at capacity. Join our Waitlist

  • KID TECH registration is closed

 
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