Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

The cast of Cinderella (2016)

Honk, February 2 - 5, 2017

“Honk!” by George Stiles (composer) and Anthony Drewe (books and lyrics) was selected as the 2000 Olivier award’s “Best New Musical.” A contemporary comic adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” “Honk! JR.” follows the character Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home, with only his loving mother, Ida, searching for him.  Along his harrowing yet hilarious journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. The musical is so inspirational in its message of acceptance and tolerance that the Ministry of Education in Israel has made it compulsory viewing for school children.


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is excited to once again offer SHOWCASE, a two-week musical theatre bootcamp beginning February 13. SHOWCASE provides students with demanding material that seeks to challenge them as artists, educate them in a professional setting, and increase their confidence as they learn to trust their instincts. SHOWCASE is fantastic springboard for any CCYT actor with a desire to participate on the CCYT 2018 competition team

In SHOWCASE, you will tear apart and explore musical scenes and numbers from the works of some of musical theatre’s greatest composers, lyricists, and book writing teams. Develop your acting and singing chops with songs and scenes from Showboat to Pippin to School of Rock. 

The material worked on during SHOWCASE will be presented as part of a unique musical revue February 22 on the McBride stage at BGSU Firelands College. All participating SHOWCASE students are invited to perform. 

SHOWCASE meets Monday-Thursday February 13-16 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and February 19 (1-4 at the Huron Library) and 20-22 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the McBride Auditorium. Cost for SHOWCASE is $10 per class or $30 per week. It is open to students ages 12*-18 with a passion for theatre and musical theatre. SHOWCASE is designed for actors, singers and dancers with a commitment to refining their craft. Artists and design students may also utilize this intensive to hone their creative skills with professional designers. 

To register, email

What: CCYT presents SHOWCASE
Who: Students ages 12*-18
When: February 13-22, Monday through Thursday, 5:30-8:30
Sunday, February 19 meets 1-4 at the Huron Library
Where: McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands College
Cost: $10 per class, $30 per week

**Students who turn 12 before 12/31/2017 or receive exclusive permission from Brian Marshall may particiapte.


Open Auditions for both Madagascar and Spotlight: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming productions of MADAGASCAR and SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA on Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 am in Room A at the Huron Public Library. MADAGASCAR will feature actors ages 6-12 and will be presented April 7-9, 2017. SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA is a new musical revue showcasing the works of the Hamilton and Moana composer, featuring actors ages 13-18, and will premier May 4-6, 2017.

MADAGASCAR - Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Designed for actors ages 6-12.

SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA - This world premiere hip-hop musical revue, directed and choreographed by Melissa Bertolone, showcases the genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda. The shows highlighted, include Moana, In The Heights, Bring It On, and Hamilton. Material for SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA will be molded to fit and challenge each actor, singer and dancer in the production. “I am not throwing away my SHOT.” Designed for actors ages 13-18.

Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 6 to 18. No experience necessary! To participate in  MADAGASCAR, you must be between the ages of 6 and 12 by the first rehearsal on March 13.  To participate in SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, you must between the ages of 13-18 by the first performance on May 5. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings Monday- Thursday, and select Saturday mornings. SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA begins rehearsals on March 13 and will take a three-week break in April to allow students to perform in their High School productions. A full rehearsal breakdown will be provided at the auditions.


What:             Open Auditions for MADAGASCAR and SPOTLIGHT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA            

When:            Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Seeking:         All roles available.

Where:           Huron Public Library, Huron, OH, Room A

Info:                Call 419.372.0732, email