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YES, Jr. is designed for students with a passion for theater in grades 4-6. From December-March the YES, Jr. company will participate in group days at the theater with master classes and post-show conversations. Over February vacation week they will rehearse and perform a 30-minute play that focuses on acting technique. This is the perfect program for young thespians who love to perform.

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Group Days at the Theater:

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Sunday, December 9, 12-5 PM
This main stage production follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The addictively raucous score propels this heartwarming story of empowerment.

YES Presents: Scenes from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Sunday, February 10, 12-3:30 PM
Please note: This is a private performance and is only open to YES, Jr. and friends and families of YES students.
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Now Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, a decision that takes him out of his ordered life and upturns his world.

YES Presents: World Premiere of Pete(Her) Pan, Jr.
Sunday, March 24th: 2-6 PM
This fully-produced musical is the classic legend of Peter Pan and Wendy as seen through the eyes of Wendy’s precocious and daring daughter Jane. Inspired by her mother’s stories of Neverland, Jane sets out to create an adventure of her own.

YES, Jr. February Vacation Play

Alice in Wonderland
Monday, February 18 –  Friday, February 22, 1-5pm Daily
This play is the core of the YES, Jr. experience. Over the course of 5 days, the YES, Jr. company will rehearse and perform a 30 minute version of Alice in Wonderland. The emphasis of this play will be on voice & speech, listening to your scene partner, responding honestly in the moment, and creating fun characters. There may be a few props and costumes, but the focus will be on the acting process rather than the production product. There will be a performance for a limited number of friends and family in the Schleicher Rehearsal & Education Studio at 4 PM on Friday, February 22.

Questions? Contact the Box Office at boxoffice@northernstage.org  or (802) 296-7000.
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.