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This semester we are taking things back to Square One; what makes a great stage experience. Each class is designed for the beginning and intermediate student looking to learn and hone the fundamental skills of theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment. Tackle acting, auditions, dance, improv and more.

Picking right up where we left off last semester, we continue to explore what makes a great stage experience. Each class is designed for the beginning and intermediate student looking to learn and hone the fundamental skills of theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment. No experience necessary. Tackle acting, auditions, dance, improv and more. 


2.25.17, 9 - 10:30 am. Huron Public Library. Room A.

Work with your ensemble to put your own spin on a favorite story, character or universe. Through acting exercises, group brainstorm, and improvisation, create a world premiere ten-minute studio play.


2.25.17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Huron Public Library. Room A.


Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and story lines. For All Ages!

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is excited to offer SHOWCASE 2018, a musical theatre boot camp beginning February 26. SHOWCASE provides students with demanding material, and seeks to challenge them as artists, educate them in a professional setting, and increase their confidence as they learn to trust their instincts.

In SHOWCASE, students 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 acting and singing chops with songs and scenes from My Fair Lady to Cats to Dear Evan Hansen.

The material worked on during SHOWCASE will be presented as part of a unique musical revue March 23 and 24 at BGSU Firelands College. All participating SHOWCASE students are invited to perform.

SHOWCASE meets Monday-Tuesday, February 26 - March 13, and Tuesday-Thursday March 20-22 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm for ages 10-13, and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm for ages 14-18 in the McBride Auditorium. Cost for SHOWCASE is $15 per class or $20 per week. It is open to students ages 10*-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 10*-18
When: February 26 & 27, March 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 20 & 21 (March 22 Dress Rehearsal for revue)
Performances: March 23 at 7:00 pm and March 24 at 2:00 pm.
Where: McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands College
Cost: $15 per class, $20 per week
*Students who turn 10 before 12/31/2018 may participate with permission from Artistic Director


3.4.17, 9-10 am. Huron Public Library. Room A. 

The perfect class to ready yourself for a musical theatre audition (which follows directly after the class)! We will cover the walk-and-talk aspects of an audition as well as song choices and how to show yourself best during a dance. This class is for EVERYONE. 

Auditions for our Spring Junior Show: MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, are directly following the audition masterclass! Boost your confidence in the class and then stick around from 10-12 to audition for the new musical based on the animated hit movie. 

What: Auditions for Madagascar, A Musical Adventure

When: March 4: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Huron Public Library, Room A

Who: Actors, ages 6-12. No experience necessary

How: Audition details can be found at

Rehearsals begin March 13 and are Monday-Thursday, 5-7 pm at BGSU Firelands College. Production



"Set the Stage!" is Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s new educational outreach program designed to offer children from the surrounding school districts the opportunity to see their first live theatrical show at no cost. The experience, which includes admission to an unabridged performance of each show in the 3CT 2012-2013 season, as well as educational and artistic interaction opportunities, will provide the initial theatre exposure a child needs to foster an interest and passion in the theatre arts for life.

Launched in January 2012, “Set the Stage” offers children (12 and under) and their parents, who may be faced with economic hardship, free admission to each production in CCYT's current season. All applications must be received in writing and will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come basis, and in consideration of qualifying income levels. Each show of our current season will participate in one non-public performance for the “Set the Stage” program and will consist of study guide materials, a pre-show interactive workshop with the various designers, an unabridged performance and a post-show discussion with the actors and director. Please contact 419.372.0642 if you would like to learn more, or be on the organizing end of the program.

Click here for a printable application and Set the Stage!

Earn up to 100 service hours by...HAVING FUN!

The Teen Board of Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is looking to recruit new members, ages 13-18 from different area middle and high schools, to the 2011-2012 Teen Board. The board's mission is to build participation among peers in support of CCYT’s teen programming, including: stage productions, outreach, and community events.

What exactly is the CCYT Teen Board?

CCYT’s Teen Board exists to create revolutionary theatre experiences, and to advance theatre as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring teenagers in our community.

The CCYT Teen Board:

  • Twenty-Four middle and high school students, 13 to 18 years old
  • Operates in conjunction with CCYT’s Advisory Board
  • Attends weekly meetings to develop and lead teen programs, including special events and outreach
  • Learns about theatre operations and management
  • Creates communications for teens
  • Meets with Artistic Director to establish programming
  • Meets arts professionals and leading regional artists
  • Represents CCYT in the community
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Has FUN!

Participate in all teen board events this season, including teen-coordinated fundraisers, group trips to local theatres, and cool performance opportunities like the Senior showcase and The Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival!

Those interested in becoming part of CCYT’s Teen Board contact Brian Marshall:

Disney's Aladdin Jr.Aladdin_Logo

Kicking off the CCYT 2019-2020 season comes Disney’s Aladdin Jr., based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. Disney’s Aladdin Jr. features an award-winning score including the hits “A Whole New World,” “Prince Ali,” and “Friend Like Me.”

Directed by Brian Marshall and featuring Caryl Crane Youth Theatre actors ages 6-13,  Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is bound to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Four performances only: September 26 at 7:00 pm, September 27 at 7:30 pm and September 28 and 29 at 2:00 pm in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

Rated G

Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm

Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 PM

Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 pm


$12 Adults
$10 Seniors
$8 Students

Call 419-626-1950 or visit Sandusky State for tickets.

This production is generiously supported by Bignoli Entreprises.

OPEN AUDITIONS for the new QUEEN musical


Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm

BGSU Firelands College Theatre, partnering with Caryl Crane Youth Theatre, is holding open auditions for its upcoming production of WE WILL ROCK YOU, September 17, 2019, in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College, beginning at 7 pm. WE WILL ROCK YOU will be presented at BGSU Firelands College, October 24 26, 2019.

Seeking singers, dancers and actors ages 13+ for the production!

Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 13 and up. No experience necessary! To participate in WE WILL ROCK YOU, you must be age 13 or above by October 15, 2019. Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings between 6 pm–9 pm beginning September 23. No weekend rehearsals.

For complete audition details, visit: or find Caryl Crane Youth Theatre on Facebook.



What:              Caryl Crane Youth Theatre hosts OPEN AUDITIONS for WE WILL ROCK YOU

When:              September 17 at 7:00 pm

Where:             McBride Auditorium

                        BGSU Firelands College, One University Drive, Huron, OH 44839

How:                Audition instructions can be found on the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre  Facebook Page, the facebook event “Auditions
                        For We Will Rock You” or at


Questions:       Email or call 419-372-0732