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Roald Dahls Willy Wonka

"The Flint Youth Theatre knows how to put on a show. They pull out all the stops and create magic on the stage with bright colors, strange machines, neon projections and coordinated costumes that tell a story." Read the full review...

The Jungle Book

They move through the theater with confidence and concentration, taking their audience with them on this journey to childhood—to a place where growing up is fraught not just with danger, but with love, loyalty and adults committed to their roles as protectors and mentors. Read the full review...

Huck Finn

Taken straight from the Mark Twain novel, this Greg Banks adaptation begins at the Widow’s house with the “civilizing” of Huck Finn. It quickly establishes the world he lives in with Tom Sawyer before turning dark with the return of Huck’s Pap who locks him up to try to get the money he and Tom Sawyer earned as a reward. The play descends into the heart of the story as Huck runs away and meets up with Jim, a runaway slave. They take to the Mississippi on a raft and there both their worlds change as they experience adventures together. Read the full review...

The Wizard of Oz

"In keeping with this season’s theme of “Finding Home”, Flint Youth Theatre is taking us once again down that magical yellow brick road in search of The Wizard of Oz. Both young and old were enchanted Saturday by this colorful, joyful, sometimes scary but always hopeful, musical adventure."Flint Area Theatres Read the full review...

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

"Cat in the Hat is incredibly interactive and magically holds the attention of both young and not-so-young theatre-goers. It will delight the kids and transport many an adult back to childhood." - Flint Area Theatres Review  Read the full review...
 
Flint Youth Theater’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” focuses on the magical and creates an accessible version of this play that fulfills its mission of being family theater. It makes for a great introduction to Shakespeare or a welcome return to those already familiar with his works. Read the full review...
 

A Midsummer's Night Dream

Director Jeremy Winchester’s staging, with its inspired adaptation, stellar performances, elaborate setting, imaginative and meticulous costumes, enchanting music, and brilliant technical aspects, amounts to one stellar production that is not to be missed. Read the full review...

In all four roles, they have delicious costumes by Adam M. Dill, who did an excellent job of costuming the entire cast. Oberon and Puck have horns while the fairies and Titania are decked out in colors that match the dyed cloths hanging from the ceiling that make up the enchanted forest. The mechanicals are in outfits that hint of steam punk style. Read the full review...

The Diary of Anne Frank

"It happened again. No matter how many times we’ve heard the story of Anne Frank or pondered the evil that swept Europe in World War II, the simple writings of a young girl retain the power to engage, involve and move us even now, an incredible seventy years later." Read the full review...

Pinocchio

“I recently attended the ‘Pinocchio’ show with my daughter from Bishop Kelley School and I just wanted to pass along how much we enjoyed the show--everyone really did a fantastic job!! I had never attended a play here before and I was so pleasantly surprised. Thanks for all the hard work!” – Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN

9 x Nourished

Something amazing is happening these days at the Flint Farmers’ Market as a theatrical production titled 9 x Nourished unfolds on the site. Considered a site-specific theatre piece, the effort behind this play is clearly to celebrate the ways the market nourishes the community, but it accomplishes much more. Read the full review...

Alice In Wonderland

"Flint Youth Theatre doled out a big bag of eye candy Friday night with its deliciously vibrant production of Sharon Holland’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book Alice in Wonderland." - Flint Stages Review

Bloom

"The production is well done from all aspects and is a delight to watch as relationships unfold and events lead toward an inspiring conclusion." - FlintStages Read the full review...


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