Youth Ensemble Studio (YES)

Ensemble cast of Dear Edwina JR. Photo by Kata Sasvari

Northern Stage of YES: Youth Ensemble Studio is an eight-month program designed to provide unique access to exceptional theater education for young people in grades 7-12. Company members 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 rehearses and performs 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.


Registration is now closed. If you purchased the YES Baseline Tuition, you will need to register your student for each YES project. To register, call (802) 296-7000.

YES Baseline Tuition Project Information:

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

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: $300
Auditions: Sunday, December 17th2:00-5:00 PM
First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 14
Click here for the full rehearsal schedule. Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

Payment deadlines: Sunday, December 17, 1:30 PM (for auditions), Friday, January 12, 4:00 PM (for being in the ensemble)

Yo, Vikings!: $400
Auditions: Saturday, January 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Callbacks: Sunday, January 14, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
First Rehearsal: Saturday, February 24
Click here for the full rehearsal schedule.. Please note: this schedule is subject to change.
Payment deadlines: Friday, January 12, 4:00 PM (for auditions), Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 PM (for being in ensemble)

Public Performances:
Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM
Friday, March 23, 6:30 PM
Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 PM


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

A Dolls’ House: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Master Class: 1:30-3:30 PM, Pizza Party: 3:30-5:00 PM, Performance: 5:00 PM

Robert Frost: This Verse Business: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Master Class: 1:30-3:30 PM, Pizza Party: 3:30-5:00 PM, Performance: 5:00 PM

Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Master Class: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Pizza Party: 12:30-2:00 PM, Performance: 2:00 PM

Only Yesterday: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30 PM, Pizza Party: 3:30-5:00 PM, Performance: 5:00 PM

Disgraced: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30 PM, Pizza Party: 3:30-5:00 PM, Performance: 5:00 PM

Noises Off: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Master Class: 1:30-3:30 PM, Pizza Party: 3:30-5:00 PM, Performance: 5:00 PM


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 boxoffice@northernstage.org or (802) 296-7000.