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VIDEO: Hope & Despair II Concert Promo

The Nine Forty LIVE concert series returns on August 31 for Hope & Despair II, a showcase of local musicians performing original work inspired by themes related to Woodstock. This live music event is in conjunction with Back to the Garden, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary group photography show now on display in the galleries. Check … Continued


Photo Gallery: SYT’s Chicago

Get your jazz hands ready, SYT’s Chicago performs July 25th-28th and tickets are on sale now!  “This is one of those musicals that takes you song by song through the narrative. There are 14 major singing numbers, but there are also dance numbers with no singing. We have a fun tap number and a fast-paced … Continued


The Willy Wonka Cast List is Here!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! We can’t wait to open the chocolate factory with all of you music makers and dreamers of dreams… Click here to view the cast list!


The Odyssey Photo Gallery

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Odyssey: by Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus July 18-20. Enjoy this photo gallery from dress rehearsal and get your tickets now for this hilarious and educational show! For more photos, visit us on facebook.  


Performing Arts this July: So Many Shows and One Big Audition!

Hello and Happy July!  We are only halfway through our fantastic Summer Youth Theatre season. Our theme this summer is Claim Your Power and we invite you to stop by this month and see what we’ve been up to!   First up in July is SYT Novice: The Myth of Perseus with performances on one day only … Continued


School of Theatre & Music Staff Accepted into KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education Training Program

Lawrence Arts Center School of Theatre and Music teaching artists, Kayla Sandusky (left) and Leah Towle (right), have been accepted into the KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education’s training program. The goal of this program is to train a cohort of locally-based Kennedy Center trained teaching artists. These teaching artists will serve as a resource for K-12 … Continued


An Iliad, A One-Man Show performed by SYT Guest Director Daniel Bird Tobin

An Iliad Sunday, July 7 | 3-4:30 pm   Join us for a one-man show, performed by Summer Youth Theatre guest artist, Daniel Bird Tobin!   Poetry, humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War, and the modern world collide in this retelling of Homer’s classic, captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty … Continued


SYT presents Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. – Photo Gallery

The Summer Youth Theatre production of Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. is practically perfect in every way! Enjoy this photo gallery of final dress rehearsal and be sure to join us this weekend to see a performance. Click here to buy tickets! 


Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS Survey

Congratulations to the cast, crew, families, sponsors and staff for making this weekend’s Summer Youth Theatre production of Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS a smashing success! If you attended a performance, we want to hear from you. Fill out this brief survey and help us grow.


Summer Youth Theatre: Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS rehearsal photos

SYT Novice presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS on June 8 and all shows have already SOLD OUT! The talented cast and crew have worked hard (and played hard) to bring the musical tale of Mowgli and animal characters to life in Studio720. Check out these behind the scenes photos of their work in progress. … Continued