For 2014-15, CYT proudly presents...
A message from Julie Payne, CYT Artistic Director about the 2014-15 season!
As you can imagine, many factors go into choosing a season. I try to balance “oldies” with new shows, such as Shrek, and those that are not necessarily as well-known but are artistically rich and will grow and challenge our students. I also take into consideration our talent pool, something to showcase the younger kids for our Jr. Company, a non-musical for an acting challenge, cast size, and how recently we have done the production in the past.
While Peter Pan and Shrek are possibly the two most familiar titles, our other shows were selected for very specific reasons. The Secret Garden is based on the beloved novel of the same name. It played on Broadway for two years and won several Tony awards. The story is beautiful and the music is absolutely gorgeous. I’m confident our kids will enjoy performing it and our audiences will love it.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! is a live version of the Emmy-award winning animated television series that taught math, history, and science through fun clever songs. It was chosen specifically for our Jr. Company because it’s an ensemble piece where everyone will have a chance to shine. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from excited potential cast members.
Our third show this winter is The Miracle Worker. This is a true classic based on the moving story of Helen Keller. It not only won several Tony awards but multiple Oscars when the movie version came out. It’s a play that delivers emotional impact — a truly inspirational story and a great challenge for our students who want to hone their acting skills.
For Spring, CYT Denver will present Shrek for two weekends! First weekend at the Lone Tree Arts Center, and a sencond weekend at the beautiful PACE center in Parker.
Peter Pan — Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!