YST Summer Camps 2021
New Camp Added!
New Spaces for "Matilda Jr"!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. SOLD OUT
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.
Two-week camp, shorter camp day, in person. Shorter (approx. 30 minute) show.
This camp is open to ages 5-18!
June 28-July 9, Monday - Friday, 10am-12pm. 4 Performances, July 10 and 11
Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course... sharing snacks.
Perfect for the younger ones, but fun for the older kids as well. This camp will be directed by Miranda Miller, a former recording artist who has toured the world as a musician, but whose first love from early youth is theatre.
Now 30 spaces available per session!
Two-week camp, in person.
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 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!