Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

The cast of Cinderella (2016)


This world premiere hip-hop musical revue showcases the genius of award-winning composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Featuring the biggest hits from Moana, In The Heights, Bring It On, and Hamilton, SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, is the final production of the 2016-2017 CCYT Season.

Performances of SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA are Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 general admission and available at the door, one hour prior to curtain at each performance. “I am not throwing away my SHOT.” Rated PG. 

Camp CCYT 2017:  The Wizard of Oz

June 19-23, 2017


Placement Auditions are Thursday, April 27,  5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Click here for Audition Packet.

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is pleased to announce

The Wizard of Oz as its 2017 summer camp offering!
Explore all aspects of the theatre with other aspiring actors who love the stage as much as you do! Camp CCYT is the arts camp that is more than a traditional summer camp. Designed for students ages 10-18, the program is a comprehensive, one-week intensive, in which students get a chance to hone their skills in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Camp CCYT meets June 19-23, 2017, 9am – 3 pm in the McBride Auditorium on BGSU Firelands College Campus. One public performance of The Wizard of Oz is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 at 10 am.

In The Merry Old Land of Oz

Each student will not only STAR onstage in the production, but also will also contribute to the direction, choreography, set, lighting and costume design of the production. Students will be assigned a mentor from the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre 2017 Staff and will work as assistants on a specific “behind-the-scenes” area of their interest.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Camp CCYT is designed to instill in aspiring thespians a deeper understanding about producing and participating in a first-class musical with working professionals. Tuition for Camp CCYT is $125.00 and space is limited to 34 students. All interested campers are accepted on a first come basis and must audition for placement. Placement will take place Thursday, April 27, 5-7 pm in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

For questions or more information, please contaxct Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at 419.372.0732 or email  See you at Camp CCYT!


CCYT Competition Team Auditions: Disney's The Lion King

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for actors, singers and dancers ages 10 and up for the 2018 CCYT COMPETITION TEAM featuring the musical, THE LION KING.

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre's Competition Team will present Disney's THE LION KING at BGSU Firelands September 7-10, 2017, before returning to compete in the national Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta from January 12-14, 2018.

CCYT will compete with over 125 other youth theatres and school drama teams from around the country in a festival dedicated to showcasing the talents of our best young musical theatre performers.

THE CCYT COMPETITION TEAM will consist of 34 students, ages 10 and up, that will be chosen based on their past work at CCYT and/or an open audition on May 6 at 9 am. 32 slots are open for this year's festival.

In Late December, the competition team will rehearse a 15-minute selection from our Fall production, THE LION KING, to present during the festival. All actors cast in the competition team must participate in the production of Honk! performing September 7-10, 2017.

The Junior Theatre Festival is produced by
The weekend festival consists of adjudication from Broadway Directors and Choreographers, workshops and master classes, a new works showcases and so much more!

Saturday, May 6, 9-11 am, McBride Auditorium. Ages 10+ only.

Ages 10-13, prepare the following verse of "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" from The Lion King. Accompaniment will be provided. There is no singing A Capella for this audition.

(Refrain after Zazu's verse)
Everybody look left
Everybody look right
Everywhere you look I'm
Standing in the spotlight!

Let every creature go for broke and sing
Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing
It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

Ladies - Ages 14 and up, prepare the following segment from "The Circle of Life" from The Lion King. Accompaniment will be provided. There is no singing A Capella for this audition.

(Final Refrain)
It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

Gentlemen - Ages 14 and up, prepare the following segment from "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King. Accompaniment will be provided. There is no singing A Capella for this audition.

(Simba's Final Refrain)
Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn't look too far
Stealing through the night's uncertainties
Love is where they are

Be prepared to dance and read from the show.

Rehearsals for the Fall production of THE LION KING will begin August 7 at 8 am. Rehearsals will be weekday mornings until school starts. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions.

PLEASE NOTE: the CCYT Competition Team will partner with the CCYT Advisory Board to fundraise for the trip. This year, there will be two fundraisers only, a summer cash-raffle and a spaghetti dinner during the performance weekend in September. Each student and chaperone will be financially responsible for any portion of their trip that is not procured by fundraising, potentially up to $475/per actor.

Questions: text Brian at 216-374-3047