Our youth theatre program, Throckmorton Youth Performers (TYP), offers a season of 3 musical theatre productions on the main stage, designed and directed by highly qualified theater arts professionals with an emphasis on exceptional professional quality. Students between the ages of 8-18 audition for the roles and also have the opportunity to learn the ropes behind the scenes as crew, stage managing, light board operator, prop and costume support and ushering.
2016 - 2017 SEASON
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Join us this spring and be a part of this magical production!
Interested in auditioning for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? Click here for Production & Audition Information.
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Fall 2016
Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the Throckmorton stage this fall! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Disney's High School Musical is a funny and high energy show, with and upbeat score, that is fun for the whole family.