2015-2016 Season

Join us for our 81st Season!


Announcing our 2015-2016 Season

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents

“Lord of the Flies”

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 Directed by John O’Connell, Dean, IPFW College of Visual & performing Arts

Parent Advisory- PG 13 Strong content

A group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island  try to govern themselves with disastrous results. This adaptation of the classic novel by William Golding speaks of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good.

In partnership with the Center for Non Violence

Male only rehearsals | Begin Aug. 31st | Arts United Center

Performance Location: Arts United Center

October  9@ 7 PM, (Pre Show Dinner in the Gallery @ 6pm)

October 10@ 7 PM

October 11 @2 PM

October 12 @9:30 AM (Special School Shows)

Holidaze: A Survival Guide for the Season

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This musical revue takes us through the pageantry, the shopping, the family gatherings, and all the SEASONAL MADNESS! Sing along and laugh with us as we journey through the fun and frustration of the ho-ho-holidays!

Auditions: Adults & Children 

November 3 & 4 | 4pm-6pm 

Arts United Center

Performance Location: First Presbyterian Theatre

December 11: 7pm

December 12 & 13: 2pm

December 18: 7pm

December 19 & 20: 2pm

“Ruby Bridges”

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In 1960, six year old Ruby Bridges became a face of the nation’s school integration system. Made famous by the painting by Norman Rockwell, Ruby became a young hero of consciousness. This original premiere is the third in Youtheatre’s trilogy about children who’ve fought to make a difference.

Auditions: January 5 & 6 | 4pm-6pm  | Arts United Center

Performance Location: Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab in the Auer Center

February 5: 7pm (6pm Pre-Show Party in Artlink)

February 6 & 7: 2pm

February 8: 9:30am & 11:30am (Special School Shows)

In partnership with the African, African-American Historical Museum

Third Annual Fairy Tale Fest May 16th


We end our 81st Season in May with our Third Annual Fairy Tale Fest featuring four different performances for one low ticket price. Youtheatre will present “Alice in Wonderland” on the Arts United main stage, and “The Magnificent Plan” in the Auer Black Box Theatre. The Dance Collective will have a production on the Museum of Art Stage, and the Ballet will dance a Fairy Tale in the Auer Ballet Studio. FAME will host the Imagination Station, a hands-on craft tent with costuming, puppets, and face painting! The fest, in conjunction with Kickstart Fort Wayne, includes food vendors as families and friends enjoy a full day of activities that promote health & wellness via mind, body, and soul all on the downtown arts campus.

“Alice in Wonderland”

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Down she goes into the rabbit hole! The favorite tale by Lewis Carroll comes alive on stage with all of the charm, wit, and comedic characters! Long considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre!

Audition Workshop: Both FTF Shows 

April 12 & 13 | 4-7pm

Arts United Center

Performance Location: Arts United Center

May 13: 9:30 & 11:30am (Special School Shows)

May 13: 7pm (Pre Show Party upstairs in the Ian Rolland Gallery of Arts United)

May 14: 10am — Part of the 3rd Annual Fairy Tale Fest

“The Magnificent Plan”

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An original adaptation by local playwright, Nancy Carlson Dodd. Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? A hilarious, refashioned version of “The Three Little Pigs.”

Audition Workshop: Both FTF Shows 

April 12 & 13 | 4-7pm

Arts United Center

Performance Location: Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab in the Auer Center

May 14: 2pm — Part of the 3rd Annual Fairy Tale Fest

May 15: 2pm

Visit our Fairy Tale Fest page for more info on this full day of fun!