PYT Plays - Early Fall 2020

250 cast members have performed before over 10,000 audience members

 at performances by 4 community theater organizations that call Sweet Bee Theater "Home".

Thank You! to all those who have supported us and Welcome! all our new friends in 2020!

"Outstanding" Theater Performances in Triangle!

Congratulations Sweet Bee Theater actors Fiona Teigreen and Jon Woolard for being recognized for 

2019s "Outstanding Performances" in the Triangle region. 


Thank you for your interest in Pittsboro Youth Theater! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share theater arts with people of all ages in and around Chatham county NC. Rehearsals for our Early Fall 2020 season plays start the week of August 17.

In Fall 2020 Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) is celebrating our 9th year in operation! Having performed in every existing space that was marginally appropriate for live theater, PYT opened our own theater and Center For The Arts, Pittsboro in early 2017. Sweet Bee Theater is the only public theater in Chatham county!!! PYT is proud to provide professional level performance arts training and local entertainment to area residents. 

As with any team activity, PYT plays demand cast member effort and commitment. Cast members and their families should be prepared to have great fun and be active participants in a successful team. PYT has built a legacy of exceptional-quality live theater performances and a loyal fan/Supporter base. For more information about the impact PYT has on the lives of our cast members, please see the "Mission" page under the "About" tab on this website.

Local young people can join 6 separate theater activities in Spring 2020Review payment information, plays and schedules below.

Every cast member must complete an online application; hard copies of applications will not be accepted.

 Kids JOIN
• 2 Great CHRISTMAS Plays
The Mystery of the Peanut Butter Space Man!
• Now accepting early registrations for Disney's "Descendants" musical cast


"Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?"

        It is two weeks until Christmas and exhausted Santa wistfully dreams of a vacation in Hawaii.  But even with the elves working hard and Mrs. Claus checking the list of good girls and boys, he just doesn’t have the time.  Meanwhile, villain Gil Bates, a multi-millionaire video game manufacturer, longs for the one thing he does not have — the love of children.  Bates knows that Santa is loved by all kids, so he decides to kidnap Santa and force him to reveal the secret of his magic.  Bates successfully lures Santa to Hawaii, supposedly to check out a new video game, but he underestimates the determination of Mrs. Claus and her helpful elves, Shimmer and Twinkle.  Alas!  Even when Santa does reveal the secret behind his magic, Bates’s meanness proves to be his own undoing!  Driving the sleigh drives him crazy, and he is taken away to jail by his own employees.  Santa is free and with the help of Mrs. Claus and the elves, he can work his holiday magic once again.  Christmas is saved!


"Can Mrs. Claus 

  Save Christmas?" 

Young children's Christmas/Adventure play

   - for Elementary Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals W & F 5-6:00pm,

        & S 10-11:00am starting W, Nov. 4

   - Cost:  $135 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Fri., Dec. 18 at 6:00pm





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"A Virtual

Christmas Carol"

      Your family's Christmas season will sparkle with this new virtual twist on everyone’s favorite holiday classic!  Disney writers Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus have struck the perfect balance with this traditional telling, updated to modern times and all done via Zoom video conferencing!  

The Narrator roll is a Charles Dickens character, Scrooge is as tight-fisted and mean as ever, creating a life of hardship for his loyal employee, Bob Cratchit and his family.  It takes the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, and three Christmas spirits to take him — virtually, of course! — on a journey of self-discovery and growth.  

Set in modern times, this timeless tale will be the hit of this Christmas season with your whole family watching a live-online performance from the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

"A Virtual

Christmas Carol"

Youth Christmas/Adventure play

   - for Middle & High Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals T & Th 6:30-7:30pm,

        & S Noon-1:00pm starting Th, Nov. 5

   - Cost:  $145 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Fri., Dec. 19 at 6:30pm

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The Mystery of

The Peanut Butter Space Man!


       The Mystery of the Peanut Butter Spacemen follows the Fedora Club, a group of junior-high friends who meet once a week for "secret club stuff." During one of the meeting a strange message interrupts the program on their radio: "Rednaxela to Ittesor. Please acknowledge. This is the Mother Ship." Ittessor's voice answers: "Do you have instructions for the Away Team?" Rednaxela's voice: "Affirmative. We must have more specimens—tonight. Collect four quadrupeds and deliver them to the landing site. Contact Cirrem to assist you." Ittessor: "I require more fuel for the biped. Bring four jars of peanut butter with you." Peanut butter? What's going on? Is this a voice from a UFO? It presents a mystery too good to pass up, and soon the kids find themselves investigating the relationship between alien life forms, pet-nappings and ... peanut butter?! Are they in danger? They are! This well-plotted comedy will keep your audiences amazed and amused. Who are Rednaxela, Ittessor and Cirrem? One of the club members deciphers the names—can you?


Rachus Children's Mystery/Comedy/Adventure play

   - for Ages 8-13

   - Rehearsals T & Th 5-6:00pm

        & S 1:30-2:30pm starting Th, Nov. 5

   - Cost:  $140 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Sat., Dec. 19 at 3:00pm

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Seeking Cast Members to act

Rotten to the Core  in Disney's "" Descendants"  Musical Play


PYT currently plans for our "Descendants" Spring 2021 musical to begin with online rehearsals and have live performances. As weather warms and COVID permits, we will shift Saturday rehearsals to mandatory, in-person outdoors. Performances will either be Drive-In (like the wonderful "Heal 2020" performances) or be live on an area amphitheater stage with the degree of social-distancing which is safe and permitted in May.


       Reserve your spot early in PYT's brand-new premiere musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the all-time favorite Disney films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Disney's "" Descendants"  Musical

PYT Priemiere Spring 2021 Production

Starting Online, Rehearsals 

   - for Middle & High Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals T & Th 6:30-7:30pm,

        & S 2:00-4:00pm starting S, Jan. 9, 2021

   - Cost:  $150 per month Jan. - May

        (5 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

   - plus 3 private, half-hour voice lessons at $30 each,

   - plus $85 production fee due April 1st

   - Multiple Live-On-Stage Performances in Late May

This is not Pittsboro Youth Theater's first time at the online video conferencing rodeo.


Lots of parents tell us that "online rehearsals do a world of good" for their kids.

Check out the virtual performances of past casts on our YouTube channel. Subscribe while you're there; new episodes are being added all the time.

COVID-19 Rules For In-person PYT Activities

Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) has established and will enforce the following COVID-19 rules. We consider this our responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19. 


Saturday, in-person rehearsals will be optional for members of all play casts except "Heal 2020" musical; "Heal 2020" members must be willing to rehearse Saturdays and perform together in-person. 

Until COVID-19 regulations are eased, all in-person cast member rehearsals and performances will be conducted according to the following:

OUTSIDE - All in-person cast activities will be outside, weather permitting, or be cancelled.

SOCIAL DISTANCING - Cast members must stay 6-feet away from others not in their immediate household during the entire time they are at or near the PYT activity. This includes before, during and after official PYT activities.

MASKSCast members must wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times at or near the location of the PYT activity. This includes before, during and after official PYT activities. One exception to this mask rule is that the cast members of "Heal 2020" may remove their mask while actively speaking or singing during performances.

PYT's Mission: 

"Improve Pittsboro's future by enriching local

children's lives and continue Pittsboro's rich arts heritage"

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