HYT's new season marks a journey home
Heights Youth Theatre’s (HYT) 2017–18 season will open in October with “Into the Woods,” an enchanting fairytale about wishes, family, and the impact of the choices we make. Kelly Monaghan directs the season-opening production, with music direction by Stacy Bolton.
Woven throughout the season’s productions is this year’s theme, The Journey Home. All of the plays HYT will present deal with excursions of self-discovery, where characters set out to find themselves, or lose themselves, sometimes within the same journey. Ultimately, they gain insights that are more fulfilling than the happiest fairy tale.
This season marks HYT’s return “home” to its stage at the Wiley middle school building, after two years away, and is a celebration of 60 years of creating quality live theater that entertains its audiences, and educates, encourages and inspires its young artists.
The season continues in January with Princess Winifred’s journey to the palace in “Once Upon a Mattress”—a musical version of “The Princess and the Pea”—directed by Eugene Sumlin, with music direction by Stacy Bolton.
The capstone of the season will be the “Wizard of Oz”, with performances in March, with Treva Offutt, director, and Stacy Bolton, music director. Audiences are invited to “follow the yellow brick road” with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Toto, too, as they journey to find “home.”
For information on auditions, tickets, sponsorships and donations, call 216-923-1583, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.heightsyouththeatre.org.
Pamela Fine is executive director of Heights Youth Theatre.