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YES (Youth Ensemble Studio), Jr. is designed for students with a passion for theater in grades 4 – 6. Throughout January and February they will meet twice a week for Yes Jr. Academy classes to prepare for their February Vacation Show. Over February vacation week, they will rehearse and perform a 30-minute play that focuses on acting technique. Students in this program will also attend 3 days at the theater – 2 YES productions and 1 Main Stage Play. This is the perfect program for young thespians who love to perform.

The Ugly Duckling
Director: Jaclyn Pageau (Education Manager) andd Kendrick Weingast (Education Fellow)
Cast: YES JR. Actors

Synopsis: This classic fairy tale tells the story of a baby bird who, when hatched in a nest of ducklings, is ridiculed and ostracized because they think he is ugly. He leaves in search of a place where he can belong, encountering colorful characters throughout his journey. Eventually, he meets up with a group of swans, and realizes that he too is beautiful.

Running Time: 30 minutes
Dates: Academy Days: Tuesday/Thursday, January 25 – February 10, 2022
Vacation Performance Week: February 14-18, 2022
Main Stage Days: 
YES The Skin of Our Teeth – Saturday, 10/2
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Sunday, 12/19
YES Frozen Jr– Saturday, 3/26 at 2pm

Registration Fee: $550