Chandler Youth Theatre

Producing plays, Improv, Acting Classes, and Lessons
in Downtown Chandler

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Cultivating an Inclusive Learning Environment for all Youth​

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Here at CYT, we provide holistic and inclusive drama experiences for youth, ages 5-18. Each student who registers is guaranteed a role in a quality, full-scale stage production that includes sets, costumes, props, and more. 

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Group Classes

LITTLE ACTORS - GROUP ACTING

Ages 5-12
Interested in acting and creating fun characters? Chandler Youth Theatre's Group Acting class is designed for young ones who want to become more confident on stage, and acquire the skills they need to thrive as a youth actor.
Tuition: $99/month
Class Time: Fridays 5p-5:45p
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TEEN ACTORS - GROUP ACTING

Ages 12-18
Want to become a better actor? Need help with an upcoming audition? Chandler Youth Theatre's Group Acting class can help you become more confident in your acting ability, and teach you the skills you need to be successful in the theatre world. In this class, we dive into monologues and scenes from different plays and musicals and work together to help build repertoire and confidence.
Tuition: $99/month.
Time: Fridays 5:45p-6:30p
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MUSICAL THEATRE KIDS CLUB

Saturdays 10:00-Noon
This class is a perfect introduction to musical theater for ages 5-12
*No experience necessary *Inclusive - Everybody gets a part *Limited Class Size *Easy schedule *No parent volunteer hours *Major costume and set pieces are provided *Students will receive additional training in improv, acting, dance and singing Your child will gain confidence through the skills of acting, improv, singing, dancing and working as an ensemble. Enroll in Musical Theatre Kids Club (20 student limit) $129/month. Learn and perform a 45-minute version of the following productions Lion King (Summer) Aladdin Kids (Fall) Frozen (Winter) 101 Dalmatians (Spring) Finding Nemo (Summer)
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Musical Theatre Kids Club

Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm
This class is a perfect introduction to musical theater for ages 5-12
*No experience necessary *Inclusive - Everybody gets a part *Limited Class Size *Easy schedule *No parent volunteer hours *Major costume and set pieces are provided *Students will receive additional training in improv, acting, dance and singing Your child will gain confidence through the skills of acting, improv, singing, dancing and working as an ensemble. Enroll in Musical Theatre Kids Club (20 student limit) $129/month. Learn and perform a 45-minute version of the following productions Lion King (Summer) Aladdin Kids (Fall) Frozen (Winter) 101 Dalmatians (Spring) Finding Nemo (Summer)
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KIDS IMPROV CLUB

Ages 8-12

Saturdays at ImprovMania!

This class starts the first Saturday of every month. ImprovMANIA Improv Club will teach your child the basics of Improv (Inclusion, Listening, Teamwork, Agreement, Confidence) while they learn really fun improv games Join Improv Club today!
Tuition: $99/month
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TEENS IMPROV CLUB

Ages 13-17

Saturdays at ImprovMania!

This class starts the first Saturday of every month. ImprovMANIA Improv Club will teach your kid/teen the basics of Improv (Inclusion, Listening, Teamwork, Agreement, Confidence) while they learn really fun improv games Join Improv Club today!
Tuition: $99/month
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PRIVATE ACTING OR VOCAL LESSONS

Online or In-person

Ages 6 and up

Tuition: $116 a month or $29 a lesson

Times Vary (see registration link to available slots)
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Upcoming Camps

Spring Break Camp 2023: Disney themed Musical Theater Camp

WEEK 1 – Mar 13, 2023 – Mar 16, 2023

WEEK 2 – Mar 20, 2023 – Mar 23, 2023

Ages 6 – 14
Interested in music, dance, and theatre? This camp provides a fun introduction to the process of putting on a performance as a team. Each week features a new set of songs from current musicals and disney films for which your child will learn music, dances, and short scenes. This week is all of your favorite disney songs! We also sprinkle in fun theatre games, scenework, and improv comedy, providing your child a holistic theatre curriculum. All things covered throughout the week will be showcased in a performance for friends and family the last day of camp!

Schedule: 

Monday – Friday 9:30 – 2:00 pm

Showcase is Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm.

Our Mission

Chandler Youth Theatre strives to produce both quality productions and positive theater experiences by teaching children to respect the space, respect the instructors and each other, and, most of all, to respect themselves.

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Current Shows & Events

DISNEY'S NEWSIES JR!

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Including the now-classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

James and the Giant Peach Jr!

Join Chandler Youth Theatre’s Company crew for the whimsical tale of James and his Giant Peach.

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

 

Please note some roles have been double cast:

The roles of Grasshopper and Centipede have been double cast.

GRASSHOPPER (Weekend 1): Jantzen Edgar

GRASSHOPPER (Weekend 2): Josie Poehls

CENTIPEDE (Weekend 1): Lily Anderson

CENTIPEDE (Weekend 2): CJ MorazanJ

Halloween Spooktacular

Gather your ghost and goblins, and get in the Halloween spirit with this Halloween variety show presented by Chandler Youth Theatre’s company troupe!


Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.


Located at Chandler Youth Theatre (ImprovMANIA) 250 S. Arizona Ave, Ste 3 Chandler, AZ 85225

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join Chandler Youth Theatre for our production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” This delightful Christmas story is a great kick off to the holidays and is sure to become a family tradition!
Thursday, December 15th 5:30 pm
Friday, December 16th, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 17th 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 18th 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm 

 

Located at Chandler Youth Theatre (ImprovMANIA) 250 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler 85225

 

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!

Are you ready kids?!?! Follow Spongebob and friends under the sea in this funny, light hearted musical.
Thursday, January 19th 7:00 pm
Friday, January 20th 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 21st 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 22nd 2:00 pm
Shows at Seton High School: 1150 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

 


The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Company Miscast Showcase!

Chandler Youth Theatre’s Company Troupe, gets to show off some roles they might never be considered for! Songs and performances from some of your favorite musicals!

Saturday February 11th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Show at improvMANIA Comedy Club 250 South Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225

Help! I'm Trapped in a Musical

This show is full of fun surprises and is a delight for fans of Broadway musicals as well as for those new to the genre.

Friday March 3rd – 7:30 PM 
Saturday March 4th  – 7:30 PM
Sunday March 5th  – 2:00 PM

Friday March 10th – 7:30 PM 
Saturday March 11th  – 7:30 PM
Sunday March 12th  – 2:00 PM
Shows at Seton High School: 1150 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

There’s something strange going on at Sondheim High School. New transfer student, Norma LaBelle, is having trouble getting accustomed to the school’s unusual traditions. At any given moment, students and teachers burst into song for no apparent reason. Each time they sing, it sounds almost like a famous Broadway musical.

Chandler Youth Theatre Presents: Matilda Jr.

Rebellion is high in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Friday March 31st – 7:00 PM 
Saturday April 1st  – 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Sunday April 2nd – 2:00 PM
Shows at Seton High School: 1150 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Chandler Youth Theatre Presents: Rock of ages!

Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands.

Thursday April 20th –  7:00 PM
Show is at improvMANIA Comedy Club 250 South Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225

MUSICAL THEATRE KIDS CLUB

Saturdays 10:30a-12p

This class is a perfect introduction to musical theater for ages 5-12

*No experience necessary

*Inclusive – Everybody gets a part

*Limited Class Size

*Easy schedule

*No parent volunteer hours

*Get a Chandler Youth Theatre t-shirt

*Major costume and set pieces are provided

*Students will receive additional training in improv, acting, dance and singing

*Discount to Summer Camps and full productions

Your child will gain confidence through the skills of acting, improv, singing, dancing and working as an ensemble.

Enroll in Musical Theatre Kids Club (20 student limit)

$99/month.

Learn and perform a 45-minute version of the following productions

  • Aladdin Kids (Fall)
  • Frozen (Winter)
  • 101 Dalmatians (Spring)
  • Finding Nemo (Summer)

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Address

250 S. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225

Phone

(480) 433-3087

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