Youth Ensemble Studio (YES) Registration

Ensemble cast of Dear Edwina JR. Photo by Kata Sasvari

Join us for the fifth season of the Northern Stage of YES: Youth Ensemble Studio. This is an eight-month program designed to provide unique access to exceptional theater education for young people in grades 7-12. Company members will participate in group nights at the theater with post show discussions and monthly master classes with cast members and creative teams of the main stage productions. The Youth Ensemble Studio will rehearse and perform three productions throughout the course of the academic school year, culminating in a fully-produced musical on the main stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts.


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This season, YES has two pricing options: Full Program Discounted Pricing and À La Carte Pricing. Please let us know if you have any questions before registering as we are not able to offer refunds.

Full Program Discounted Pricing:

Save 25% off YES Tuition with our Early-Bird Discounted Full Program Registration: $900
Deadline to Receive this Rate: Friday, September 15.

This fee includes participation in all pieces of YES: master classes, pizza parties, nights at the theater, as well as Brown Girl Dreaming, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Yo, Vikings!

Please note: even if students sign up for the Full Program Registration, they are not required to participate in all YES projects. Therefore, at $300 off the à la carte price, even if you are unsure if your child will participate in Brown Girl Dreaming or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, we recommend the Full Program Registration as it leaves your options open and you will not lose money if your child declines to participate in one of these projects.

À La Carte Pricing:

If you choose the à la carte pricing method, please register for the baseline tuition, and our box office will follow up with you to inquire which other other projects (if any) you’d like to select.

YES Baseline Tuition (All YES students must register for baseline participation): $300
Includes Six Master Classes, Pizza Parties & Nights at the Theater
Deadline to register: Saturday, October 7

Brown Girl Dreaming: $200
First rehearsal: Monday, September 25
Payment deadline: Sunday, September 24, 3:30pm

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: $300
Auditions: Sunday, December 17th from 10am-1pm
First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 14
Payment deadlines: Saturday, December 16, 6pm (for auditions), Friday, January 12, 4pm (for being in the ensemble)

Yo, Vikings!: $400
Auditions: Sunday, January 21st from 2-6pm
First Rehearsal: Saturday, February 24
Payment deadlines: Friday, January 19, 4pm (for auditions), Friday, February 23, 4pm (for being in ensemble)

Master Classes & Nights at the Theater (all YES students will participate):

A Dolls’ House: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Master Class: 1:30-3:30pm, Pizza Party: 3:30-5pm, Performance: 5pm

Robert Frost: This Verse Business: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Master Class: 1:30-3:30pm, Pizza Party: 3:30-5pm, Performance: 5pm

Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Master Class: 10:30am-12:30pm, Pizza Party: 12:30-2pm, Performance: 2pm

Only Yesterday: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30pm, Pizza Party: 3:30-5pm, Performance: 5pm

Disgraced: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30pm, Pizza Party: 3:30-5pm, Performance: 5pm

Noises Off: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30pm, Pizza Party: 3:30-5pm, Performance: 5pm

Scholarship Opportunities: Northern Stage offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for the YES program. Click here for the application form. Applications due by Tuesday, September 5. Offers made by Monday, September 11.

Refunds and Cancellations: Please note that Northern Stage is not able to offer refunds. If you have any questions about your order, please contact the box office before purchasing.

Questions? Contact the Box Office at or (802) 296-7000.