2019-2020 Youth Theaters

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Act One Youth Theater is a 501c3 non-profit, and its mission is to provide children the opportunity to participate and experience performing arts, at no expense to them or their families.

Jim Gradillas, award-winning writer and director, brings his unique brand of youth theater to the southwest valley.   Jim has been teaching and directing youth theatre for over 20 years.

Actor’s Youth Theatre (AYT) is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission of educating, entertaining, and enriching the lives of individuals in the community. AYT provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to develop acting, dancing, and musical talents through comprehensive performing art workshops, community outreach, performance opportunities, and the presentation of theatre productions.

CYT Phoenix

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. Since its founding in 1980, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with Branches across the country training thousands of students a year. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical, and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who understand our mission statement, values, objectives, and goals.

DFYT's mission is to develop creative, thinking actors who understand the teamwork, collaboration and discipline required to excel in the theater community.  We spend time with each and every actor in our productions--helping them with character, physicalization and more. We push them in choreography and encourage proper projection and vocal development.

Founded by famed animation Don Bluth, who worked on and directed numerous classic animated films, the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre is a family-friendly theater located in North Scottsdale off Shea and the 101.

We are a professional community where children can grow and develop into successful and fulfilled adults. We serve children ages 5 - 18, are manages by an all volunteer board of directors, and staffed by professionals having education, business, and theatrical experience.

Fountain Hills Theater is a non-profit, community organization dedicated to providing live, quality theatre experiences to the people of Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Tonto Verde, North Scottsdale and the Fort McDowell Indian community.

We strive to produce professional quality performances that highlight the unique talents of each student, giving everyone a chance to feel like they’re on a Broadway stage.

Above all, Studio 3 is a place for families. We encourage programs and schedules that allow siblings to take classes at the same time, create bonding experiences for our students, and encourage parents to get involved, giving everyone a strong sense of community. Together, we are the Studio 3 Family!

Located in Arizona's fastest growing area, the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center is a diva free zone and is known for having some of the state’s largest casts. Their production of Lion King Jr had almost 200 in each of the 2 casts. Their goal is inspiring a community to act  - whether onstage, behind the stage or watching the stage. 

Spotlight Youth Theatre's mission is to educate and empower youth through the performing arts.

Starlight Youth Theatre

SCT is dedicated to providing live theatre to entertain and enrich our community and to encourage youth and adult participation by providing growth and educational opportunities through a variety of theatrical experiences, both on and off stage.

Theater Works youth programs are specially geared towards fostering young performers in developing and honing their acting and stage presence skills.  Focus is on building confidence through individual and group achievements. YouthWorks offer a wide range of programs for aspiring actors with varying degrees of skill and experience. Year round  plays, musicals, workshops, camps and special productions are offered to youth ages 3 to 18 years of age. YouthWorks’ professional teachers believe there is a place for everyone to be involved. The Youth Theater has many openings for actors, technicians, directors, and organizers.

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© 2019 by Robyn McFarland for ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

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