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 Giant Peach

July 21 and 22


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach on July 21 and 22 from 9 am – 11 am in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College. James and the Giant Peach will be presented September 9-18, 2016.

James and the Giant Peach is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, where a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Seeking all ages and types for  James and the Giant Peach . Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 6 and up. No experience necessary! To participate in  James and the Giant Peach,  you must be between the ages of 6 and 18 by the first rehearsal on July 26. This production may utilize double casting for certain roles. Rehearsals will be weekday mornings from 8 am – 11 am, and select Saturday mornings until school resumes. Once school is back in session, rehearsals will take place weekday evenings from 5 pm – 7:30 pm. A full rehearsal breakdown will be provided at the auditions.


What:             Open Auditions for James and the Giant Peach"

When:            Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 from 9 am – 11 am

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 carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com

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