Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

The cast of Cinderella (2016)
Erica Henning and Jack Kaple perform in the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre and BGSU Firelands College Theatre production of "Meet Me in St. Louis." Photo by Amanda Kranz Photography.
Meet me in St. Louis Photo

Just in time for the Firelands 50th Festival: A Community Celebration, the Bowling Green State University Firelands College Theatre presents “Meet Me In St. Louis,” April 21-24, in McBride Auditorium on the Huron campus.

Adapted from the beloved film, “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a heartwarming American classic that tells a story of happiness and family love that all ages will enjoy. As the curtain rises on the famous World's Fair in 1904, this extraordinary musical follows the Smith family and the move that threatens to change their lives forever. 

Memorable tunes like "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me in St. Louis," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" will have you singing along in no time.

Directed by Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brian Marshall, “Meet Me In St. Louis” combines the talents of 58 BGSU Firelands students, faculty, alumni and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre students. Join us as we celebrate the ‘family’ of BGSU Firelands during our 50 th Anniversary weekend.

The April 23 performance at 2 p.m. is part of the Firelands 50 th Festival: A Community Celebration, and tickets will be given out free at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the show.

The production is Rated G and for the whole family.

Tickets for Meet Me In St Louis go on sale Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by calling 419.626.1950 or ordering online at www.sanduskystate.com



What:              BGSU Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre present “Meet Me In St Louis”

When:              April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm, April 23* and 24 at 2 pm.

Where:            McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands, Huron, OH 44839

Cost:                $6 - $14          

Tickets:            Call 419.626.1950 or order 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 Meet Me In St. Louis

Feb. 1 and Feb. 3



Bowling Green State University Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre are joining together to present the classic musical “Meet Me In St. Louis ,” April 21-24, 2016.

This collaborative production is part of the BGSU Firelands 50th anniversary celebration and participation in the production is open to youth, current students, BGSU and CCYT alumni, and community members.  Open auditions for “ Meet Me In St. Louis” will take place on February 1 and 3, 2016, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands.

Meet Me In St. Louis” takes place in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and hinges on the possibility that banker Alonzo Smith, might uproot his family to New York, scuttling his daughter Esther’s romance with boy-next-door John Truett and causing similar emotional trauma for the rest of the household.

The story was made famous in the 1944 MGM musical of the same name starring Judy Garland. Adapted for the stage in 1990, “Meet Me In St. Louis” includes “Skip To My Lou,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “The Trolley Song.”

Seeking all ages and types for “Meet Me In St. Louis.” Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 6 and up. The production has three separate ensemble age groups: 6-12, 13-19 and 20+. No experience necessary.

To participate in “Meet Me In St. Louis,” you must be age 6 or above by the first rehearsal on March 14, 2016. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings between 5 pm – 9 pm, and select Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons in April.


What:             Open Auditions for Meet Me In St. Louis”

When:            Monday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 3, from 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Seeking:         All roles available. See website for age specifications and requirements

Where:           McBride Auditorium

                        BGSU Firelands campus, Huron, OH

Info:                Call 419.372.0732, email mbrian@bgsu.edu

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