Missed the Alumni Variety Show? 2016SeasonOur winter show this season is going to be…

Auditions: January 17-19, 2016 Performances: March 10-13 & 17-20, 2016

Auditions: January 17-19, 2016                      Performances: March 10-13 & 17-20, 2016

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”YAI’s Winter Theater Experience is an audition-based production for young performers ages 8-18. No experience necessary. (Please note: this is the full Broadway version of the show, not a Junior production.) Auditions and callbacks are held mid-January. Evening rehearsals begin January 24 in Saint Paul. Performances are March 10-20 at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul’s west side neighborhood. We hope to see you in the show, or see you at the show!
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATER INTERNATIONAL (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


The 2016 summer experience is going to be. . .

Registration opens February 1, 2016 Performances are August 11-14, 2016.

Dorothy Gale lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle. After Dorothy runs away, a cyclone carriers her to The Land of Oz, where her house lands on Wicked Witch of the East, freeing the Munchkins from the evil Witch’s power. And so begins her journey to the emerald city to see the Wizard!Along the way she meets her three new friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, encountering many fantastic challenges. With crowd-pleasing songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead” and more, follow us on the Yellow Brick Road as Dorothy learns “there’s no place like home.”YAI’s Summer Theater Experience is a registration-based production for young people ages 8-18. No experience necessary. No audition necessary. Registration opens February 1, 2016. Evening rehearsals begin June 26 in Saint Paul. Performances are August 11-14 at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul’s west side neighborhood. Be part of this tremendous learning experience.
The Wizard of OZ is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022


Congrats to cast of Into the Woods, Jr.

ITW Cast

2015 Flint Hills Children’s Festival was another success! 

A huge thank you to all our dedicated volunteers that help make it possible, and help us share the arts with everyone

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Congrats Cast of The Snow Queen


Huge thanks to the cast of TSQ for making the show great! For more photos click here