YST Summer Camps 2021

Registration OPEN!


Program directors Jack (www.imdb.me/jackjbennett) and Gloria Bennett produced their first theatre camp in the summer of 1997, and have since produced more than 25 camps and nearly 200 shows together, most with all-youth casts. 

YST camp is the place for the youth actor who wants to grow as an actor and have the time of their lives.  YST camp trains the actor in all aspects of performance, helping their skill set expand while producing a high level show. If your child is up to the challenge, YST summer camp is the place for them! 

Registration is available below.  

With updated protocols, we are able to do camp day in person!  Performances will be able to accomodate a limited live audience, and multi-camera live streaming tickets may be available to some shows!

"Murder's In the Heir" is open only to ages 10-18, unless you have previously done a show with us, and there are only 14 total spaces available


"Matilda Jr." is open to ages 8-18, ages 5-7 by audition only, unless they have already done a show with us. There are only 19 total spaces available per session. To request an audition for 5-7 year old, register for the camp you are interested in, then email Gloria at: yst@musicandtheatre.com to get your audition time.


Full camp day is 10am to 2pm, Monday thru Friday. The 4 hour camp day includes a lunch break and snack break. 

Balance of tuition is due a minimum of three weeks prior to the start of camp. Deposit is non-refundable, except as stated below.

All campers pay the registration fee/deposit, but a limited number of work/intern scholarships are available by audition.  To request a scholarship audition, please check the appropriate box when registering, and pay the appropriate deposit. If scholarship is not granted, and you are not able to do the camp, your deposit will be refunded.

This Summer's Camps:


The audience gets to choose the murderer!

Two-week camp, in person if possible, or LIVE on Zoom.

This camp is limited to ages 10-18 (unless you have previously done a show with us),

and only has a total of 14 available spaces!

June 14-25, Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm. 4 Performances, June 26 and 27

Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir! Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity, and motive to commit the unseen murder.  And it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it!  Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him.  Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will.  His lawyer, Lois van Zandt, reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his befuddled niece Fiona, her playboy son Jordan, his great-niece Paula (a Southern belle) and his grandson Simon III, as well as to his many servants.  Then Lois delivers the bombshell!  Within hours this will becomes invalid.   


The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.


Now 19 spaces available per session!

Two-week camp, in person (expected), or individually recorded (by us) for streaming.

Ages 8-18. Ages 5-7 by pre-audition, unless you have previously done a show with us.

July 12-23, Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm. 4 Performances, July 24 and 25 (if live, possibly live-streamed as well)​

Second Session added!  July 26-August 6.  Performances August 7 and 8.

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

If you are unable to register with the form below, please try this link.

We apologize for the inconvenience.