Youth Theatre Announces
Season full of family fun, great music and literary adventures!
VYT’s Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper has
announced the lineup for the upcoming 2010-2011
First up and
running from August 13th
through August 29th,
2010, at the Valley Youth Theatre, is the show filled
with lightning – greased lightnin! Grease
is the word . . . and a throwback to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, when
fast cars and grease in your hair were the most important things in the life of
a teenager. Enjoy show-stopping songs like “Summer Nights”, “Beauty
School Dropout”, and “We Go Together” in the intimate setting of the
Valley Youth Theatre!
Join the fun from October 1st
through October 17th,
2010, for a celebration of all that is pink! Based on the book
“Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann,
Pinkalicious, the Musical is about a little girl
whose love for all things pink – especially pink cupcakes – gets out of
control when she turns pink herself! But when her hue goes too far, only
Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. This fun,
adorable musical celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is
best of all.
show, running December 3rd
2010, is A Winnie the Pooh
Christmas Tail, a
family holiday favorite that has become a Valley tradition, now in its 15th
year. Pooh, Piglet and the whole
gang from the Hundred-Acre Wood help Eeyore learn about friendship and the
spirit of giving!
Experience the enchantment
through February 20th,
2011, as we follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Alice
in Wonderland! Regarded as one of the
greatest children’s books ever written, Alice’s madcap adventures in Lewis
Carroll’s whimsical story will delight and engage children and adults as she
chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, and beats the Queen of Hearts at
her own game! With dozens of wonderfully wacky characters, this is one exciting
journey you don’t want to miss!
through April 17th,
2011 finds Alexander having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
is a musical adaptation of Judith Viorst’s tale of one of America’s
feistiest characters. When Alexander’s already trying day goes from bad
to worse (lima beans for dinner! Ick!) it’s enough to make anyone want to
move to Australia. Alexander's struggle with life's daily
dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with
Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their
feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.
The 2010-2011 Season ends
with a triumphant return to the newly renovated Herberger Theater Center, June
10th through June
Annie, the charmingly upbeat
sensation, has delighted audiences young and old with its sunny disposition for
generations, featuring such songs as “Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never
Fully Dressed Without a Smile”. Don’t miss your chance to experience the
magic as Annie and Daddy Warbucks discover that the Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!
the second show, Pinkalicious,
will take place on Monday, August 2nd
and Tuesday, August 3rd
at 3:30 p.m., at Valley Youth Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the public
on June 21st,
2010, and for Pinkalicious,
on August 9th,
2010. Season Memberships are currently available. For auditions or ticket
information, please call VYT at 602-253-8188, X 307, or visit the website at www.vyt.com.
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.