Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

The cast of Cinderella (2016)

James and the Giant Peach, September 8-18

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands takes the stage with James and the Giant Peach, the new musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic novel. Playing September 8-18 in the McBride Auditorium, James and the Giant Peach is a perfect theatre outing for the entire family. Directed and Choreographed by CCYT Artistic Director Brian Marshall, James and the Giant Peach showcases the talents of 63 young actors from 19 area schools.  Experience CCYT’s fresh take on this enchanted tale with beautiful music, a hilarious book, a few surprising twists, and a little something sweet, for everyone.

One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure.

Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar when James sets off to seek his destiny. Rated G.

James and the Giant Peach continues Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s new Kids Night Out Thursday performances, beginning at 7 pm. This earlier curtain time will allow families with busy weekends a chance to see the show together on a school night, and still be home in time for lights out! Performances for James and the Giant Peach are September 8 and 15 at 7 pm, September 9 and 16 at 7:30 pm, and September 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2 pm, in the McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Huron campus.

Tickets range from $6-$14, and go on sale Monday, August 29 by calling 419-626-1950, or ordering online at www.sanduskystate.com.

Camp CCYT is BACK!

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is pleased to announce GODSPELL as its 2016 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. 

Camp CCYT meets July 18-23, 2015, 9am – 3 pm in the McBride Auditorium on BGSU Firelands College Campus. One performance of Godspell is scheduled for 
Saturday, July 23 at 10 am. 

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 2016 Staff and will work as assistants on a specific “behind-the-scenes” area of their interest. 

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 during the week of April 25. Details TBA. For registration packets and to reserve your place in the camp, email carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com.

Additional details will be emailed to all participants. For questions or more information, please call Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at 419.372.0732. See you at Camp CCYT!

Please download and complete the registration packet found here.

Return all forms to: 

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre
BGSU Firelands College
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839


Open Auditions for James and The Mickey Mouse Club Christmas Concert

Dec. 1 - 3


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming productions of THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT on October 29 from 10 am - 12 pm, in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

Join The Voice's EMILY KEENER onstage for THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT, December 1-3 (3 performances total). Seeking all ages & types for both productions! Great roles available for actors, singers, dancers and comedians. No experience necessary! To participate in THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT you must be age 6 or above by the first rehearsal on November 1, 2016.

FREE AUDITION MASTERCLASS OCTOBER 29 at 9 am prior to auditions at 10 am. Join us to shake off the nerves and get the inside scoop on a successful audition! RSVP by emailing carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com

Rehearsals will be select weekday evenings between 5 pm – 8 pm, and a few Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Actors will be given a detailed rehearsal schedule at auditions.  For complete audition preparation information, visit: www.firelands.bgsu.edu/ccyt and download the audition packet.




What:             Open Auditions for  THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB CHRISTMAS CONCERT       

When:            Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 12 pm

Seeking:         All roles available.

Where:           McBride Auditorium

                        BGSU Firelands campus, Huron, OH

Info:                Call 419.372.0732, email carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com

                        or visit: http://www.firelands.bgsu.edu/ccyt