2016 - 2017 Season
YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company) brings together the Bay Area’s most talented and dedicated young actor/singers--as well as students of technical theater-- (7th grade through university level) with professional directors, designers, and musicians to create theater that takes on challenging and sophisticated musical and dramatic themes, and that is always accompanied by a full, live orchestra.
Into the Woods
The Baker and his wife wish to have a child; Cinderella wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack wishes his cow would give milk. But, as each ventures into the dark woods to find their wish granted, they find that sometimes what you wish is more than what you bargained for. Including dazzling songs like “Children Will Listen,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony.” Into the Woods is a treat for the whole family. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone’s favorite storybook characters to life with an an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Featuring a live 15 piece orchestra, our production performed at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater.
22 Student Cast Members
3 Student Crew
15 Musicians ( students)
11 Professional Artists
In Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards, Wendla, Melchior and Moritz try to navigate their coming of age anxiety as each experience their first tastes of love, despair, and rebellion. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll. The show performed at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland.
19 Student Cast Members
6 Student Crew
8 Musicians (3 pit orchestra students)
15 Professional Artists (including 2 professional actors)
The Most Happy Fella
From Frank Loesser, the composer of Guys And Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, comes this touching, dramatic, music-filled love story. A city bride from San Francisco is wooed by an aging Napa Valley Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score including such songs as “Standing on the Corner” and “Warm All Over” and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for extraordinary theater. A 30 piece orchestra playing the original orchestrations accompanied the company at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater.
36 Student Cast Members
11 Student Crew
30 Musicians (7 pit orchestra students)
12 Professional Artists