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New Britain Youth Theater, which begins its eighth season this month, has been named Best Children’s Theater by the editors of Connecticut Magazine. The accolade comes in the September 2017 “Best of Connecticut” issue of the magazine, and recognizes that what started as “an after-school program has blossomed into a professionally run community and educational theater.”

“We’re thrilled and honored by the recognition,” responded the theater’s Executive and Artistic Director, Darren Farrington. “We may not be the largest, oldest, or… Continue reading

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New Britain Youth Theater is seeking an adult or teenage actor to play Mark Twain in a production of The Prince and the Pauper. The play is a theatrical version of the Twain novel which takes place in the attic of Twain’s home in Redding, Connecticut, during the final years of the author’s life there. When a group of neighborhood girls and boys visit Twain, he narrates the story and passes out parts, and the children act out the story… Continue reading

New Britain Youth Theater will hold auditions for children ages 8 through 14 for Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. Auditions are on Monday, January 23, and Wednesday, January 25, at Holmes Elementary School at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain (off Hartford Road (Route 71) near West Farms Mall)). Audition times both days begin at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsal days are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings. The production will be performed at the… Continue reading

New Britain Youth Theater will hold auditions in January for young aspiring actors ages 6 through 9 for Peter Rabbit Is Lost! Auditions are on Tuesday, January 10, and Thursday, January 12, at NBYT’s new space at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in Berlin. Audition times both days begin at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsal days are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The production will be performed at the same location… Continue reading

Join Southington Community Theatre TOMORROW, Sunday 11/6 at 1237 Marion Avenue, Marion (old Marion firehouse next to the post office) for an OPEN CASTING CALL from 1-3pm for our annual holiday variety show! Performers of all ages and varieties/talents are invited and encouraged to attend! No appointments are necessary – we will audition performers in order of arrival. We request that all performance pieces are SEASONAL or HOLIDAY related, and auditioners should come prepared with background music/tracks, instruments, and any… Continue reading

New Britain Youth Theater is kicking off its seventh season with auditions for a big holiday musical and new classes for children and teens in acting, musical theater dance, and improv.

Elf the Musical Jr, based on the film starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the elf, will be the theater’s holiday production. The story of Elf follows Buddy, a human who grew up thinking he was an elf, on his adventure from the North Pole to New York City… Continue reading

New Britain Youth Theater will hold auditions for the classic American drama, Our Town, on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA at 50 High Street in New Britain (next to the library). Audition times both days begin at 6:00 p.m. For those cast, rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The production will be performed on June 24-26 at Hole in the Wall Theater in New Britain.

Our Town is… Continue reading

New classes begin in February at New Britain Youth Theater! New this term is an expanded Saturday class schedule, a select chorus, and a new homeschool enrichment program in stage design and production.

Stage Performance, Musical Theater, and Improv

New classes begin on Saturday, February 6, and run for 12 weeks. All classes meet at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA. The cost is $125 per class for each 12-week term. Performance Groups (the Improv Troupe and… Continue reading

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