New Britain Youth Theater recently announced a new season—its eighth! From Daddy Warbucks’ gold fortunes to Peter Pan’s golden starstuff to Charlie Bucket’s golden ticket, it’s going to be a golden season at NBYT! We may even have a Solid Gold 80’s party before the season is out! We’ll also have young writers, young directors, princesses (one of them gold), knights, dragons, pirates, mermaids, more candy, and more orphans (in Neverland and New York) than you can shake a pixie stick at!
Here are the productions for the 2017-18 season!
Short Play Festival
November 2017 (auditions in September for ages 12 to 18)
A collection of original short comedies and dramas will include a few written by and directed by some of NBYT’s own young participants!
December 2017 (auditions in September for ages 6 to 18)
Adapted from one of Broadway’s best-loved and most award-winning musicals, Annie Jr follows the young orphan and her friends in 1930s New York City on a life-changing adventure that ends with a Christmas surprise!
The Brothers Grimm The Gnome
April 2018 (auditions in January for ages 6-12)
The Brothers Grimm fairy tale, adapted by the writers of NBYT’s Unlocked and Penny and the Pirates, includes three princesses, three knights, three dragons, and a gnome who causes hilarious mischief for them all!
Peter and the Starcatcher
May 2018 (auditions in January for ages 12-18)
Based on the novel written as a prequel to Peter Pan, this play with music tells the thrilling adventures of a young orphan who becomes The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, and explores the origins of Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and Neverland itself!
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr
July 2018 (registration to begin in March for ages 5-16)
This musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, includes songs from the 1971 film and a score of new songs as it follows poor young Charlie Bucket and four insufferable brats on their visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory!
Later this month, NBYT will announce new classes and educational programs for the new season. We hope you’re as excited as we are for this golden season of fortunes found, starstuff spread, and magical dreams come true!