CYT performers entertain thousands of families every season with bold and innovative family theatre, providing many children with their first introduction to live theatre. CYT offers three performance companies for young people to participate in full scale musical productions. Unless stated otherwise shows are in our Black Box Theater at 358 Baker Avenue in West Concord, MA. Ticket prices are $13, with the exception of the summer Young Adult Performance Company production tickets, which are $15. Ticket prices are for all seats and all ages.

Our 2014-2015 Season!

Little Shop of Horrors (Young Adult Company)
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith.
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. . The music, in in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".  This show is under the direction of Ryan DuBray and music direction of Jane Raithel.
Performance dates are October 15-19, 2014.

Seussical (Mainstage Company)
Music By Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty; Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Seussical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! on this tiny planet live a tiny raceof creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing insomething he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Traveling everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott’s Pool, some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures and some even save the world. Characters include Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and the Whos of Whoville. Under the direction of Luke Perkins, music direction of Jane Raithel and choreography by Carly Evans.
Performances run November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23, 2014
(Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).

"Little Shop of Horrors" and "Seussical" are presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI) and all performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684, fax: (212) 397-4684

The Jungle Book (Junior Company)
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

You are inv
ited to come along on an extraordinary musical adventure with Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends--the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa, Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about "Jungle Law." Does anyone know what will happen when Mowgli encounters the hooded cobra who guards the treasure vault? It's always difficult to judge hilarious coconut-tossing monkeys, especially when they take our hero prisoner. But the jungle is also he home of Shere Khan, the dangerous man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. Under the direction of JulieAnn Govang, music direction of Jane Raithel, and choreography by Julia Nelson.  Performances run December 5 & 6 at 7:30pm; December 6 & 7 at 2:30pm.

Just So Stories (Mainstage Company)

Just So Stories is a musical based on the collection "Just So Stories for Little Children" written by British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasized stories, including tales about a lazy camel, a curious elephant, a cunning cat, and a rhinoceros with a very bad temper, Kipling's "Just So Stories are especially known for showing differences between animals and are among Kipling's best known works! Under the direction of Luke Perkins and Lisa Evans, with music direction by Jane Raithel.
Performances run March 13-15, 20-22, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).

Winnie-the-Pooh (Junior Company)
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

Deep in the hundred acre woods, you'll find A.A. Milne's unforgettable collection of characters including Christopher Robin, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger, and the most famous of all - Winnie-the-Pooh. The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, but in this musical version you'll be sure to understand every word, get your toes tapping...and have an uncontrollable craving for a certain bee treat that's sticky and sweet! 
Under the direction of JulieAnn Govang, music direction of Jane Raithel.
Performances run April 10-12, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).

(Mainstage Company)
by Rene Pfister and Jan Mankowsky

Adapted from the Lewis Carroll classic with all original music and lyrics, ALICE follows a young girl as she falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and interesting creatures. Through great adventures in this land of Wonder, Alice learns about friendship, relationships, overcoming challenges, and mostly - about herself. 

Performances run May 29-31, June 5-7, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).

The Music Man (Young Adult Company)
book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey

Charismatic Harold Hill poses as a boys' band organizer and leader, selling band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, and promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without fulfilling any promises. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, however.  Still, when Hill helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love, and when all is said and done, bad turns good and Harold risks being caught to win her.
  Tickets are $15.
Performances run July 8-11, 2015 (Wed-Sat, 7:30pm) at Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord, MA

Playtime Theater
Join us for a delightful interactive theater experience for younger audiences, ages 2-9. CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end!!! So put on your performing hats and come play with us!!!

All performances begin at 10:30am at 358 Baker Avenue, West Concord.  Admission is $5 per person, cash or check only.  No advance sales.  For more information, call the office at (978) 371-1492 (Monday-Friday).
If a show is canceled due to inclement weather, a phone message announcing this will be made the morning of the performance.

2014-15 Playtime Theater Performance Schedule

October 11: Little Red Hen
October 25: Snow White
November 8: Little Red Riding Hood
November 22: Rapunzel
December 6: The Tortoise and the Hare
December 13: The Snow Queen
January 17, 2015: Rumpelstiltskin
January 31: The Little Mermaid
February 14: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
February 21: Peter Pan
March 7: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
March 21: The Princess and the Frog

April 11: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
April 18: Cinderella
May 9: The Three Little Pigs