PYT Plays - Spring 2020

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Chatham County School District closing and other governmental restrictions have changed Pittsboro Youth Theater's methods of operation. 

• One-on-one cast member acting training sessions and Godspell musical singing lessons will be held by Miss Tammy and Mr. Parker over the phone.

Group cast rehearsals will be held via Teleconferences using GoToMeeting. All 5 Pittsboro Youth Theater casts will rehearse via online teleconference on the same days they were previously rehearsing on stage. The only change in rehearsal start times will be "Tinker Bell" Saturday rehearsals will start at 9:30 instead of 9:00am.

• Teleconference Log In Info. - You will have to download GoToMeeting Software on a computer, tablet, smart phone with a microphone and camera to make full use of our audio/video teleconferencing system. Use of headphones is strongly recommended. We have tried sending all cast member parents the following invitation to rehearsals. Cast members or their parents can click on the following links to download GoToMeeting software and enter rehearsals.

Log into Sweet Bee Online Theater when it's time for your PYT rehearsal!

Use the following information to join your cast and Director/Instructor in rehearsal.


Before your first online rehearsal...

you may need to download free GoToMeeting software.

Get the app early and be ready when your first rehearsal starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/742765085

 

 

At Rehearsal Time...

From a computer, tablet or smart phone

click on the link below
Visit Sweet Bee OnlineTheater ...from your computer, tablet or smartphone
https://www.gotomeet.me/SweetBeeTheater

 

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To participate in rehearsals voice only from any phone

call the following phone number and enter the "Access Code" below
United States: +
1 (872) 240-3212

Long distance rates may apply.
Access Code: 742-765-085

 

• TBA  -  Performance dates and/or making videos of performances with no live audience. The kids have worked very hard and one way or another, plays will be performed and seen.

200 cast members performed before over7,000 audience members

 at performances by 4 community theater organizations that call Sweet Bee Theater "Home" in 2019.

Thank You! to all those who have supported us and Welcome! ...to 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. Auditions and rehearsals for our 5 Spring 2020 season plays start the week of January 13. For those who cannot attend auditions held during the first rehearsal, special rehearsals will be conducted by Tammy Matthews by appointment only.

In Spring 2020 Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) is celebrating our 8th 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 casts of 5 separate plays in Spring 2020Review payment information, plays and schedules below.

          • Age 7-12       Pixies, Kings and Magical Things 

          • Age 7-12       Tinker Bell (by audition only)

          • Age 10-14     A Wrinkle in Time

          • High School  Baskerville

          Age 10-18     Godspell musical (by audition only)

          

Every cast member must complete an online application; hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Complete Cast Member Application is at the bottom of this page.

 

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Age 7-12

Pixies, Kings and Magical Things

This group is for young actors that are still developing basic stage skills and gaining essential acting experience. Rehearsals will focus on improvisation, scene study, line memorization techniques and many different acting styles in a fun, expansive theatrical exploration.

This cast will perform a final live showcase on Sweet BeeTheater's stage.

They will perform the play "Pixies, Kings and Magical Things" twice on May 3rd to show off their skills in a low-stress, enjoyable way with professional-level props, set, lights and audio reinforcement before a live theater audience.
 

Pixies, Kings and Magical Things 

for children aged 7 - 12

   • Weekly Rehearsals Mondays and Fridays 5:00-6:30pm

                      - starting M, Jan. 13

   • Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 1 from 5 - 8:00pm

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for all cast members

     • 2 Performances Sunday, May 3 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

                      - Tickets $

   • Cost

                      - $135 paid with application

                      - $135 due 1st of each month (Feb, Mar, April)

                      - $50 production fee due April 1st

Click here to Join a Cast of Pixies, Kings and Magical Things

Play Description:  4 Tales Together in 1 Play

In the play Pixies, Kings and Magical Things, "Hans Christian Andersen himself frames 4 classic tales with the fabulous story of his own"ugly duckling" life.

 

"The Swineherd": A vain and "particular" princess learns a lesson from a very clever boy, who ultimately compares her behavior to the animals he tends.

 

"The Pixie and the Grocer": A pixie lives in the home of a grocer and survives every day on the gruel he leaves out. Then the pixie overhears the student reading his poetry.She is so enraptured that when the grocer's house is engulfed by fire, the pixie chooses to run back and save the poetry book rather than the grocer's gold—thus choosing "art over appetite." Of course her magicleads to a happy ending.

 

"The Emperor's New Clothes": The classic taleof vanity is given a fun comic twist as the emperor is advised by hisill-advised ministers. The weaver weaves her invisible magic, and atthe end of the play, the children are encouraged to join in statingthat, "The emperor has no clothes!"

 

"The Ugly Duckling": Udrich is ugly—there is no question. But is he really an ugly DUCK? Follow this lonely fellow as he searches for his identity and tries to become a turkey, a goose, a dog, a cat, a hen and even a human child. Only after a full year of danger and growth does the gentle Udrich find his place and his happiness."

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Age 7-12

Tinker Bell

 

This is a by-audition-only cast for young actors that have already mastered acting basics. Actors must have theater training and on-stage experience, preferably with Pittsboro Youth Theater. Cast member's track record of good attendance and meeting off-book dates and timelines will be considered in selection decisions by the Artistic Director, Tammy Matthews. 

 

Auditions during the first rehearsal(s) will include reading of a memorized monologue and scene provided. Actors must pledge to be very committed to this play, work at least 5 hours per week at home and have very good attendance!


Prospective cast members must complete an application to audition. 7 to 14 actors will be chosen for this cast. Applicants not selected for a role in this cast may choose another appropriate play(s) this season and any difference in cost will be made up in the second monthly fee payment.

This cast will perform a fully-relalized final play live before public audiences on Sweet BeeTheater's stage.

Tinker Bell 

for children aged 7 - 12

   • Weekly Rehearsals Tuesdays 5-6:30pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:30am

                      - starting with auditions T, Jan. 14

   • Dress Rehearsals Th., May 7, 5-7:30pm & F, May 8, 5-8:00pm

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for all cast members

   • 4 Performances 2:00 & 6:00pm Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10

                      - Tickets $

   • Cost

                      - $135 paid with application

                      - $135 due 1st of each month (Feb, Mar, April, May)

                      - $75 production fee due April 1st

Click here to Join a Cast of Tinker Bell

Play Description:  

"Everyone thinks they know Peter Pan. But until you have heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story, you really have not heard it at all.

 

When fairies in Neverland start dying, Tinker Bell comes to London to find a friend. There she meets a young boy named Peter Pan who just ran away from his family so he can be a little boy forever and have fun. When Tink takes Peter to Neverland, all sorts of wonderful and amazing things happen: flowers grow, animals appear and pirates arrive. But as Peter brings more Lost Boys and the Darling children back to her island, Tink finds she doesn’t like sharing her friend with anyone else. Especially that girl Wendy.


This fresh and intensely theatrical adaptation of the classic story emphasizes play and fun as well as the complicated nature of friendship. A new, twinkling light shines on all the characters you love as J.M. Barrie’s story is reborn from this feisty fairy’s point
of view."

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Age 10-14

A WRINKLE IN TIME

Middle school age children in this cast will learn and hone their stage and life skills in this popular sci-fi adventure story brought to life on stage in Sweet BeeTheater.

 

A WRINKLE IN TIME

for children aged 10- 14

   • Weekly Rehearsals Wednesdays 5-6:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm

                      - starting W, Jan. 15

   • Dress Rehearsals W & Th, May 13-14, 5-8pm, & F, May 15, 5-9:00pm

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for all cast members

   • 4 Performances 2:00 & 6:00 pm Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17

                      - Tickets $

   • Cost

                      - $140 paid with application

                      - $140 due 1st of each month (Feb, Mar, April, May)

                      - $85 production fee due April 1st

Click here to Join a Cast of A WRINKLE IN TIME

Play Description:  

One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is
back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces
with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle
the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and
find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN
overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

Click here to Join a Cast of A WRINKLE IN TIME

High School

Baskerville

High school actors get your deerstalker caps on — the comedy adventure play of the season’s afoot in Sweet BeeTheater!

 

Baskerville 

for wicked fun High Schoolers and only wicked fun High Schoolers

   • Weekly Rehearsals Mondays and Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm

                      - starting M, Jan. 13

   • Dress Rehearsals W, May 27 & Th, May 28, 5-8pm, & F, May 29, 5-9:00pm

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for all cast members

   • 4 Performances 2:00 & 6:00 pm Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31

                      - Tickets $

   • Cost

                      - $150 paid with application

                      - $150 due 1st of each month (Feb, Mar, April, May)

                      - $85 production fee due April 1st

Click here to Join the Cast of Baskerville

Play Description:  

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny
adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

 

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High School

GODSPELL

A by-audition-only musical based upon the gospel of St. Matthew in

Sweet BeeTheater!

 

GODSPELL 

for Ages 10 - 18

   • Weekly Rehearsals Wed's 6:30-8pm, Th's 5:00-8pm and Sat's 12:30-3:30pm

                      - starting with auditions W, Jan. 15

   • Dress Rehearsals for Easter Preview Performance

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for cast members in Easter Performances

                      - Sat., April 4, 12:30-4pm, & Sun., April 5, 3-7pm

   • Dress Rehearsals for Regular Performances

                      - Absolutely Mandatory for all cast members

                      - Th., April 16, 5-8pm, & Fri., April 7, 5-9pm

   • 2 Easter Preview Performances 2:00 & 6:00 pm Saturday, April 11

                      - Tickets $

   • 8 Regular Performances 

                      - 2:00 & 6:00pm

                      - Saturdays & Sundays April 18, 19, 25 & 26

                      - Tickets $

   • Cost

                      - $150 paid with application

                      - $150 due 1st of each month (Feb, Mar, April)

                      - $75 production fee due March 1st

                      - $60 (2x$30) private voice lessons due before first lesson

   • CAST NOTE:

   If you cannot perform in the Easter performances because of spring break,
you can still be in the play but you MUST tell us at the audition and
will need to be double cast.

Click here to Join Cast of GODSPELL

Play Description:  

The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering
from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz
(Wicked), and it took the world by storm.  Boasting a score with chart
topping songs, Godspell JR. is a sensation that continues to touch
audiences.


A group of disciples, a roving acting troupe of flower children and
clowns, help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide
variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic
timing.

 

An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to
vaudeville, are employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the
stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion,
Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to
life.


Watch video of Broadway Godspell cast singing "Day By Day"

Watch video of Godspell movie clips cut to song "We Beseech Thee"

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PYT's Mission: 

"Improve Pittsboro's future by enriching local

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

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