Summer Youth Theater

Summer Youth Theater




Each summer, talented teens from across the state gather at the Flynn to produce high-quality theatrical productions under a professional team of artist-educators. Over the course of several weeks, they build new skills, exercise their strengths, stretch their limits, and develop close friendships with peers who are passionate in similar ways! Many graduates from the program have gone on to study in the top college, university, and conservatory theater programs around the country, and to pursue professional careers as performers. 

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Summer Musical Cast List!


The Summer 2019 Musicals are:

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The Emperor's New Clothes (ages 11-14)
Rehearsal Dates: Monday-Friday, June 17-28, 8:30am-3pm
Performances: June 28 & 29 
Team: Alex Hudson, Karen Amirault, Jen Greenwood

Register here for auditions for Emperor's New Clothes!

Matilda (ages 14-19*)
Rehearsal Dates: July 3, 5, & 6: 9am-6pm; Monday-Friday, July 8-19: 10-5:30pm* (some students may be called as early as 9 am)
Performances: July 18-21
Team: Amy Riley, Gina Fearn, Danielle Sertz, Andrea Maas, & Stefanie Weigand

Register here for auditions for Matilda and Sweeney Todd!

Sweeney Todd (ages 15-19*) 
Rehearsal Dates: June 30, July 1, 2: 9am-6pm; July 22-Aug 2: 10am-5:30pm* (some students may be called as early as 9 am) 
Performances: Aug 1-4
Team: Gina Fearn, Amy Riley, Ryan Addario, Randal Pierce and Stacy Chadwell
* Adults 20+ may be considered for the roles of the adults, at the discretion of the team


Register here for auditions for Matilda and Sweeney Todd!


  • January 8, 5:30-9pm for college students home on break. College students, please call or email Sarah Caliendo to reserve a spot in the auditions at or 802-652-4537.  
  • Ages 11-14 audition to be considered primarily for the junior musical: Saturday, February 16th at 9am (Hoehl Studio in the FlynnSpace)
  • Ages 14-19 audition to be considered primarily for the two teen musicals: Saturday, February 16th. Time slots will be posted on registration page.
  • Callbacks will be Sunday, February 17th
  • Registration for auditions opens 1/25 for Flynn members and 2/1 for the public

AUDITION PACKET & AUDITION APPLICATION: Please fill out application and return to Sarah Caliendo, FlynnArts Manager, at, or bring with you to your audition. 



REHEARSALS: An initial group get-together and several advance rehearsals will be scheduled in May and June. Please hold the Show Choir time slot (Saturdays 12-4pm) open. We will aim for Saturdays, but may need to add some Friday evenings or Sundays. Camp-time rehearsals are held on the dates listed above. Some performers will be expected to attend additional morning or evening rehearsals. 

Tuition: Tuition ranges from $645-$745. At auditions you will be asked to provide your credit card # (or a check) for a $350 deposit on tuition. The remaining tuition will be due June 1st. Payment plans are available to split your tuition into multiple installments. Limited scholarships are available for students whose families cannot afford the full tuition. Please inquire about either form of aid at 802-652-4537 or


The Summer 2018 shows were "Charlie Brown," "Cry-Baby," and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

The Summer 2017 shows were "Honk, Jr," "Cabaret," and "Xanadu"

The Summer 2016 shows were "James & the Giant Peach, Jr," "Lucky Stiff," and "Spring Awakening"

The Summer 2015 shows were "Little Mermaid, Jr," "Bat Boy," and "Once On This Island"

The Summer 2014 shows were "Carrie, the Musical" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

The Summer 2013 shows were "Shrek, the Musical" and "Into the Woods."

The Summer 2012 shows were "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Zombie Prom."

The Summer 2011 shows were "A Year with Frog & Toad," "Urinetown," and "Theater in Action."

The Summer 2010 shows were the "Phenomenal Flynn Vaudeville Cabaret" and "13, The Musical."

The Summer 2009 show was "Once Upon a Mattress."

The Summer 2008 show was "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!"

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