PYT Plays - Spring 2022

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Age 8-12
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Musical 

Two Aged Casts!
Age 6-12
Beg./Intermediate
and
Age 10-18
Intermediate/Advaced
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Age 10-18
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3 Plays  •  4 Casts

IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION

for all Spring 2022

cast members

of Pittsboro Youth Theater

 

REQUIRED FOR ADMITTANCE

 • PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION. Every member of a Spring 2022 PYT cast must have received their first COVID vaccination before they attend any in-person rehearsal and receive their second vaccination no later than March 1, 2022.

 • FACE MASK (must be worn in facility)

 

COVID Precautions During Rehearsals

 • Proof of Vaccination required.

 • Face Mask worn at all times by all rehearsal participants.

 • Only cast members and crew admitted during rehearsals. 

 • PYT crew is fully vaccinated.

 • All additional recommended COVID safety measures are in effect in facility, including:  daily cleaning, ventilation, outside sign in/out, etc.

 • Fresh Air Ventilation in theater increases audience safety but means DRESS WARMLY!

We'll be as careful as possible throughout rehearsals and in the myriad activities and variables surrounding rehearsals and performances. If COVID situation improves dramatically in Spring, some COVID requirements may be eased per governmental recommendations.

Additional COVID information and PYT's expectations about our Spring 2022 community theater season are at the bottom of this page.

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Fall 2021 cast of "Seussical" the Dr. Seuss musical in Sweet Bee Theater

with Parker Harris, Music Director

400+ cast members have performed before over 14,500 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! ...to all our new friends in 2021!

"Outstanding" Theater Performances in Triangle Two Years in a row!

Congratulations Pittsboro Center for the Arts Theater Community for being

repeatedly recognized as "Outstanding" in the Triangle region. 

PYT GOLD PYT AWARDS 185 at 72 TX MEDALLI

 

In 2022 Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) celebrates 10th years in operation!

We now have our own Center for the Arts Pittsboro with the

one and only public, live-performance theater in Chatham County

Sweet  Bee Theater

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. Join PYT's award-winning community theater team

with a legacy of exceptional-quality live theater performances and loyal fan/Supporter base. 

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3 Plays  •  4 Casts  •   Join Cast
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Jr. Musical

for Ages 6-12

Beginner/Intermediate

      The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. All brought to life on Sweet Bee Theater's stage with a real flying carpet!

 

"Aladdin Jr."  Musical

for Beginner thru Intermediate Actors 

   - Ages 6-12

   - Rehearsals

        See COVID notes above

         M & T 5:00-6:30pm

         Starting T, Jan. 18th

         During rehearsals cast members will be social-distanced in an optimally ventilated space–masks required when rehearsing indoors.

   - Cost:  $160 per month due Feb. - May 1st

        Plus $160 with application      

        Plus up to 3 private/semi-private singing lessons at up to $30 each

        Plus $85 production fee due April 1st

   - Play Director:  Tammy Matthews

   - Musical Director:  Parker Harris

   - Technical Director:  Craig Witter

   - Dress Rehearsal(s) Mandatory

      Week before performances

   - 4 Live Performances

      May 14-15 & 21-22

      Multiple performances will be in-person on-stage in Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts Pittsboro. Actors in in-person shows will likely be unmasked while onstage. Audience members must be vaccinated or show proof of recent covid test. See COVID requirements above. We'll be as careful as possible throughout rehearsals and in the myriad activities and variables surrounding rehearsals and performances. If COVID situation improves dramatically in Spring, as we expect, some COVID requirements may be eased per governmental recommendations.

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        This "Beauty and the Beast" Non-musical Play Script is great way to enjoy this famous fairy tale.  The story is just as you remember it.  Set in the French countryside, a handsome prince lives in a beautiful castle. Though the Prince was rich and fortunate, he cared little for his people.  For his cruelty a spell is cast.  Until he is loved by a good and fair lady, he will remain a beast.

"Beauty and the Beast" 

Non-musical 

   - Ages 8-12

   - Rehearsals

        See COVID notes above

         W. 5-6:00pm & S. 9-10:00am

         Starting W, Jan. 19th

         During rehearsals cast members will be social-distanced in an optimally ventilated space–masks required when rehearsing indoors.

   - Cost:  $145 per month due Feb. - April 1st

        Plus $145 with application      

        Plus $85 production fee due March 1st

   - Play Director:  Tammy Matthews

   - Technical Director:  Craig Witter

   - Dress Rehearsal(s) Mandatory

      Week before performances

   - Live Performances

      April 9 - 10

      Multiple performances will be in-person on-stage in Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts Pittsboro. Actors in in-person shows will likely be unmasked while onstage. Audience members must be vaccinated or show proof of recent covid test. See COVID requirements above. We'll be as careful as possible throughout rehearsals and in the myriad activities and variables surrounding rehearsals and performances. If COVID situation improves dramatically in Spring, as we expect, some COVID requirements may be eased by PYT per governmental recommendations.

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Jr. Musical

for Ages 10-18

Intermediate/Advanced

      The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. All brought to life on Sweet Bee Theater's stage with a real flying carpet!

 

"Aladdin Jr."  Musical

for Intermediate thru Advanced Actors 

   - Ages 10-18

   - Rehearsals

        See COVID notes above

         Th 6-8:00pm & S Noon-3:00pm

         Starting Th, Jan. 20th

         During rehearsals cast members will be social-distanced in an optimally ventilated space–masks required when rehearsing indoors.

   - Cost:  $165 per month due Feb. - May. 1st

        Plus $165 with application      

        Plus up to 3 private singing lessons at $30 each

        Plus $85 production fee due April 1st

   - Play Director:  Tammy Matthews

   - Musical Director:  Parker Harris

   - Technical Director:  Craig Witter

   - Dress Rehearsal(s) Mandatory

      Week before performances

   - 6 Live Performances

      May 14-15 & 21-22

      Multiple performances will be in-person on-stage in Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts Pittsboro. Actors in in-person shows will likely be unmasked while onstage. Audience members must be vaccinated or show proof of recent covid test. See COVID requirements above. We'll be as careful as possible throughout rehearsals and in the myriad activities and variables surrounding rehearsals and performances. If COVID situation improves dramatically in Spring, as we expect, some COVID requirements may be eased by PYT per governmental recommendations.

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        This stage adaptation of the classic book deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids—the Socs—and his tough, underprivileged "greaser" family and friends.

"The Outsiders" 

   - Ages 10-18

   - Rehearsals

        See COVID notes above

         W. 6-8:00pm & S. 10-Noon

         Starting W, Jan. 19th

         During rehearsals cast members will be social-distanced in an optimally ventilated space–masks required when rehearsing indoors.

   - Cost:  $155 per month due Feb. - April 1st

        Plus $155 with application      

        Plus $85 production fee due March 1st

   - Play Director:  Tammy Matthews

   - Technical Director:  Craig Witter

   - Dress Rehearsal(s) Mandatory

      Week before performances

   - Live Performances

      April 30 - May 1

      Multiple performances will be in-person on-stage in Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts Pittsboro. Actors in in-person shows will likely be unmasked while onstage. Audience members must be vaccinated or show proof of recent covid test. See COVID requirements above. We'll be as careful as possible throughout rehearsals and in the myriad activities and variables surrounding rehearsals and performances. If COVID situation improves dramatically in Spring, as we expect, some COVID requirements may be eased by PYT per governmental recommendations.

 

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• • • AND • • •

• "A Virtual Christmas Carol"  

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WINNER OF 3 "BEST OF" REGIONAL THEATER AWARDS IN 2020

Wont Be Pittsboro Youth Theater's first time at

the Theater During COVID Rodeo.

 

If worse comes to worst, Pittsboro Youth Theater has the chops to quickly switch up our rehearsals and performances.  Read Article 1, 2, 3.

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.

What we expect of COVID in Spring 2022

Pittsboro Youth Theater expects that in March 2022 we will begin to enjoy a huge release from the stressful hazards and life-changing requirements we've all endured over the last 2 years. We believe that the Omnicron COVID variant will increase cases dramatically through January 2022; PYT thinks that cases will rise quickly to record levels through January and peak sometime around February then decline just as rapidly. Omnicron will be a flash in the pan after which the US will enjoy virtual herd immunity from COVID. We expect that in 2022 most cases of COVID will be less severe than in 2020 and 2021 and the great percentage of serious outcomes will be confined to the unvaccinated. To a great extent, unvaccinated individuals will suffer serious COVID effects including hospitalization and death. By February we believe it will be clear that vaccinated individuals have relatively little to fear because the high total numbers of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID will be limited to individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

Come April we expect we will all begin to enjoy a stress and lifestyle renaissance.

 

What if COVID Worsens?

In 2020 and 2021 PYT learned how to produce award-winning theater with increased ventilation, social distancing, masks, going outside and, if need be, online. When in the theater every cast and staff member is required to social distance and wear a mask 100% of the time. Increased ventilation has been proven to mitigate indoor COVID risk. So we keep doors and windows at the ends of our building ajar with a fan blowing air out our middle room. This can make it chilly inside in winter and hot in summer, but we keep the HVAC system going full blast with special virus-quality air filters changed monthly.

 

If being indoors is deemed too dangerous this season, we can rehearse outdoors as much as possible, and if need be due to cold and dark conditions, we can rehearse online until the situation improves or it's show time. PYT shows always go on one way or another. In October 2020 we performed the musical "Heal 2020" drive-in movie style. In Spring and Summer 2021 we put on over 35 performances at major amphitheaters in the region,including Southern Village Green and Forest Theater on UNC Chapel Hill campus.

 

If worse comes to worst, how does virtual theater work?

When need be virtual casts will rehearse together with their Director on Zoom. If COVID gets too nasty at show time, PYT will provide props and costumes and train up the cast to perform their play on ZOOM. This works better for some plays than others, but it's nice to know that in a pinch virtual rehearsals and performances are doable. Videos of online performances stay on our YouTube channel for family, friends and the public to watch after the performance. 

 

PYTs Technical Director and Co-founder, Craig Witter, raises the level of all our virtual theater video programs. Mr. Craig is a national award winning videographer with decades of professional video production skills, experience and equipment.