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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. 


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is excited to offer SHOWCASE 2020, a musical theatre boot camp beginning March 2, 2020. SHOWCASE provides students with demanding material, and seeks to challenge them asrtists, 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 Show Boat to Six.

The material worked on during SHOWCASE will be presented as part of a unique musical theatre revue March 12 and 13 at BGSU Firelands College. All participating SHOWCASE students are invited to perform.

SHOWCASE meets Monday-Thursday, March 2-5 and March 9-12 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 $10 per class or $30 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: March 2-5, 9-12, 2020 (March 11 mandatory Dress Rehearsal). 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 12/31/2020 may participate with permission from Artistic Director

CCYT Showcase Picture Depicting CCYT Students dancing

"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 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:

Suessical Online: Quarantine Concert

Suessical Song List
Performers please choose from these songs: SEUSSICAL SONG LIST Cat In The Hat - Oh, The Thinks You Can Think Horton + Bird Girls - Horton Hears a Who Sour Kangaroo - Biggest Blame Fool Gertrude - Gertrude McFuzz Mayor + Mayor's Wife - Here On Who JoJo - It's Possible General Schmidt - Military Academy Horton + JoJo - Alone In The Universe Gertrude - The One Feathered Tail Mayzie + Bird Girls - Amazing Mayzie Gertrude + Horton - Notice Me, Horton Cat In The Hat - How Lucky You Are Mayzie - Mayzie at the Circus Horton - Alone In The Universe Reprise Horton + JoJo - Solla Sollew Cat In The Hat - Having A Hunch Gertrude - All For You Sour Kangaroo - People Vs. Horton The Elephant Cat In The Hat - Oh The Thinks You Can Think JoJo - Green Eggs and Ham

Suessical Online: Quaranatine Concert

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is hosting a quarantine-approved fundraiser by performing a video compilation of Seussical!

We need your talented voices and fun personalities to either nominate a current CCYT student to sing a particular Seussical song or nominate yourself (don't be shy)! We'll vote on all nominees (via the donation button on our website , to raise funds lost from our canceled production) and the winning nominees will create a video-recorded song which we'll put together for a nearly-full Seussical to watch together!

You can begin nominating yourself or others NOW by commenting or posting on this event page or PMing us on Facebook, Instagram or emailing!

Voting will occur ONLY on April 24-26 on this page by clicking the give to CCYT link.

Join the fun and stretch your performance abilities from the comfort of you own home! More information on submissions and voting coming soon!