Youth Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Line up
VYT’s Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper
announced the lineup for the upcoming 2009-2010 Season, today.
up and running from September 11th
through September 27th
, 2009, at the Herberger Theater
Center, is one of the world’s most celebrated musicals, J.M. Barrie’s
Broadway hit, Peter Pan.
Audiences will be enchanted by Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John
and all the pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs like
“Never Never Land”, “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying”.
through November 1st,
2009 audiences will be live for a day, in the life of the loveable Charlie
Brown. Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Shulz, You’re
A Good Man, Charlie Brown,
is seen as a day made up of little moments picked from the days of Charlie
Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to
utter despair, all mixed in the lives of his friends (both human and non-human)
and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning
to hopeful starlit evening.
show, running from December 4th
2009, is a family holiday favorite that has become a Valley tradition,
A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail,
where the whole gang from the Hundred-Acre Wood helps Eeyore find his lost tail!
celebration of the new year, in January 2010, VYT will offer something new when
we produce the new musical, “13”,
at the Herberger Theater Center from January 29th
through February 14th,
2010. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a
small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the
school year, but it’s easier said than done. You will love this new musical
with an unforgettable score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is
where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it!
through April 4th,
2010, VYT will journey into the magical world of The
Hobbit, our non-musical
of the season. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits is asked to
leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as
chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last
thing any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually
results, not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth,
and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of
our last, but not least, production of the 2009-2010 season, Willy
Wonka! From May 7th
through Mary 23rd,
2010, audiences will enjoy this timeless story of the world-famous candy man and
his quest to find an heir, when we bring it to life in this stage adaption of
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the
classic family film.
Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper said that a lot goes into determining a
new season line up. “We have to find a good mix of shows, some popular
favorites, some new titles and some oldies but goodies, so that we give our
diverse audiences a good mix of shows to choose from.” Cooper further
said, “I am very excited about our upcoming 21st
season line-up, and I hope the fans will be just as excited and come out to
support the talented youth that work so hard to prepare for roles in these
popular Broadway productions.”
for the first two shows, Peter
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,
will take place on Monday, June 8th
and Tuesday, June 9th
at 4:00 p.m., at Valley Youth Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the public
for Peter Pan
on July, 27th,
2009, and for You’re A
Good Man, Charlie Brown, on
2009. Season Memberships are currently available. For auditions or ticket
information, please call VYT at 602-253-8188, X 307.
Valley Youth Theatre
Named by the Arizona
Republic as The Best Place to Become a Future Star, Valley Youth Theatre is a
world-class, nationally recognized non-profit organization that targets young
people age 7 – 19 for participation in and attendance at quality live theatre
productions. VYT’s mission is to inspire young people to be the best that they
can be by providing them with lifelong lessons through a wide range of
performing arts opportunities. VYT is an award-winning theatre company whose
Alum include American Idol, Jordin Sparks and Broadway Star, Max Crumm and the
Disney Channel’s Chelsea Staub. Valley Youth Theatre is supported in part by
the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and
the National Endowment for the Arts. Partial funding also is provided by the
Phoenix Arts Commission through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.
Valley Youth Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national
organization for the American Theatre. For more information, visit www.VYT.com.