Live Theater is Back in the Barn for LAYT!
Los Altos Youth Theater Mission is to provide young artists to collaborate with professional artists in rehearsing both plays and musicals. It is our belief that people of all abilities have the right to experience and participate in the arts and that theater offers uniquely positive avenues for building relationships, developing creativity, and increasing confidence.
FALL MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring beloved characters and hit songs from the films!
It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parent’s sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
Ages: 12 to 19
Rehearsals: Sept 6-Oct 15, 5 pm – 8 pm
Tech Week: Oct 17-Oct 21
Performances: Oct 22 (7pm), 23 (2pm and 7pm), 24 (2pm), 29 (7pm), 30 (2pm and 7pm) and 31 (2pm)
SPRING MAINSTAGE PLAY
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.
The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Ages: 12 to 19
Rehearsals: Jan 17-Feb 25, 4 pm – 7 pm
Tech Week: Feb 27- March 3
Performances: March 4 (7pm), 5 (2pm and 7pm), 6 (2pm), 11 (7pm), 12 (2pm and 7pm) and 13 (2pm)
SUMMER MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart… forever.
Ages: 12 to 19
Rehearsals: June 20 – July 28, 4pm-7pm
Performances: July 29 (7 pm), 30 (2 pm and 7 pm), 31 (2 pm), August 5 (7 pm), 6 (2 pm and 7 pm) and 7 (2 pm)
Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023
Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos