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2019-2020 Clark Youth Theatre Season

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Theatre Excellence

Clark Conservatory Theatre Fall Festival: 

The Secret in the Wings 

Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings is a dark and mysterious adaptation of fairy tales brought to life through ensemble-driven, playful storytelling. These tales are an imaginative mash-up of childhood fantasy, hopes, and fears (both real and imagined). With neighborly ogres, sullen princesses, and fraternal swans, The Secret in the Wings probes what frightens us most.

Rating: TEEN (T) 13+

Performances: September 6,7,12,13, and 14th at 7:30 p.m., and September 8 and 15th at 2 p.m.

The Wolves 

A high school girls’ soccer team warms up to face the large and small challenges of adult life in Sarah DeLappe’s debut play, a 2017 Pulitzer finalist. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

Rating: OLDER TEEN 16+

Performances: September 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, at 7:30 p.m. and September 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 

The Herdmans never go to church. So how did they end up with the lead roles in the Christmas play?  Chance, intimidation, and maybe a little Christmas magic help bring the Herdmans, as well as the rest of the town, to a new understanding of the holiday season. Don’t miss this Clark Youth Theatre tradition, 39 years strong!

Rating: ALL AGES (A) 

Performances:  December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.

Auditions: Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. 

The Sound of Music  

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time, and The Sound of Music returns to CYT for the 2020 musical production.

Rating: ALL AGES (A) 

Performances: January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and February 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m.  January 26 and February 2, 9 at 2 p.m. 

Auditions: Saturday, October 26 at 3 p.m. 

The Wind in the Willows   

Based on Kenneth Grahame’s best-selling classic of children’s literature, Jerry Snip (book) and David Blakely (music and lyrics) bring their musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows to CYT. Join Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad for an adventure full of humor, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, The Wind in the Willows is the perfect fit for family audiences everywhere.

Rating: ALL AGES (A) 

Performances: April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. 

Auditions: January 18, 2020 at 3pm  

A MidSummer Night’s Dream  

In June 2020, Clark Youth Theatre transforms Henthorne Park into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Frank Gallagher returns to CYT to lend his vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

Rating: ALL AGES (A) 

Performances: June 4-7, 2020  at 7:30 p.m.

Auditions: March 28, 2020 

The Penguin Project: Lion King JR

Clark Youth Theatre is excited to present the 5th year of The Penguin Project in Tulsa! The Penguin Project is an organization that produces musicals with children with developmental disabilities. They are joined on stage by “peer mentors,” a group of children without disabilities, who work with them side-by-side to guide them in rehearsals and performances. Performances will be held at Cascia Hall PAC.

Performances: February 14, 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. and February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.  

Informational Meetings:  September 21 at 4pm & September 30 at 6:30pm

***Information About Clark Youth Theatre’s Rating System***

Clark Youth Theatre serves students ages 3-18. The 2019-20 season will have expanded programming to suit the varying needs of our students as they age through our program. We have created the CYT Rating System in order to provide our parents, guardians and patrons with as much information as possible about the content of plays. Ultimately, opinions about the appropriateness of content is subjective and is likely to vary from person to person. 

The rating system is structured in two tiers: age ratings (A, T, OT) and content indicators (language, violence and themes). Age ratings indicate a maturity threshold below which some parents or guardians may find the content unsuitable.

Content indicators provide insight as to the material within the play that prompted a particular age rating. If the play contains language (L), violence (V), or themes (S) that a parent may deem unsuitable, the rating notes for each production will provide details.

AGE RATINGS

ALL AGES (A) = material has been deemed unlikely to be found inappropriate by any particular age group.

TEEN (T) = content within play may be considered inappropriate by some parents or guardians for children under the age of 13.

OLDER TEEN (OT) = contains material some parents or guardians may consider inappropriate for children under the age of 16.