The Peninsula Youth Theatre is a children's theater very close to my heart. I spent many years as a parent there, and the experiences were amongst the best of my childrens' lives. Â PYT performs at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. Â They have a wonderful array of options for children year round.
Peter Pan opens their new CenterstageÂ 2013-2014 season. Performances will be November 9-17. Auditions will be August 26 & 27. Children ages 8-18 may audition with a prose monologue and 1 minute song accompanied by a CD or sheet music. They should be dressed to dance.Â Â Peninsula Youth Theater offers a monologue binder to choose from if you need a monologue. It can be seen at the Mountain View Public Library's children's reference desk or you can call Peninsula Youth Theater's officeÂ at (650)988-8798Â before the audition to make an appointment to view the binder. Peninsula Youth Theater would love to help those who are auditioning for the first time by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling their office. There is a participation fee is $390 which includes tuition, script, rehearsal CD and basic costume. They offer scholarships. http://www.pytnet.org/subpages/showscholarshipform.pdfÂ . Parent are required to complete volunteer hours. Register online for an audition time. https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/(S(1dhyoz4505vohfvew1ibq255))/Form.aspx?regkey=RpYOYPxE378wNjTYCkFkMw%3d%3d&qid=15255
The Sound of Music is the next show of the season that performs March 1-9 2014 and auditions are Nov 30 & Dec 1. The third show of the season is Oliver! that performs May 10- May 18 2014 and auditions March 8 & 9. The final show has not been announced yet, but will be performed July 26- Aug 3.
The Stories on Stage are 45 minute shows that are performed once a month. They have smaller casts and are performed in a black box theatre, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Secondstage. The shows are Freankenstein Makes a Sandwich & Takes the Cake on October 11 & 12, 2013; Turk & Runt on November 8 & 9, 2013; Merry Christmas, Strega Nona on December 8 & 9, 2013; Gooney Bird Greene and her True Life Adventures on January 17 & 18, 2014; Martina & the Beautiful Cockroach on February 14 & 15, 2014; The Whipping Boy on March 21 & 22, 2014; Fun with Francis on April 18 & 19, 2014; and The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales on May 16 & 17. 2014. Auditions are September 8. You are able to audition for one play or all eight plays. The children are required to be 12 -18 years old. The participation fee is $75 per month. They offer scholarships. Register online for an audition time. https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/(S(1dhyoz4505vohfvew1ibq255))/Form.aspx?regkey=RpYOYPxE378wNjTYCkFkMw%3d%3d&qid=15255
Peninsula Youth Theater offers classes and camps for children ages 3.5 years and older. All fall classes are at the PYT studios at 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.Â
They hold an annual fall "FUNdraiser" called Puttin' on the Ritz. This year it will be on September 21, Saturday 6-9:30pm at the Community School ofÂ Music & Arts.Â It is an elegant evening of fine wine,Â dessert, liveÂ entertainment, and a silent auction. Â Tickets are $50, but there is also a sponsor and star sponsor level with various perks.Â
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