About Us

Learn more about OTP Young Company. (PHOTO: Hamlet, 2010)

Hamlet, 2010


Past & Upcoming OTP Young Company productions (PHOTO: Grimm's Bearskin, 2010)

Grimm's Bearskin, 2010

Classes and Camp

OTP Young Company classes & camp programs (PHOTO: Summer Camp, 2009)

Take classes or camp at the Old Town Playhouse Young Company

Contact Us

Contact the OTP Young Company. (PHOTO: Seussical, Jr., 2010)


Welcome to the Old Town Playhouse Young Company located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.

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We are a non-profit, community theater offering classes, performances and summer camps for Traverse City and all of northern Michigan.

If you'd like to find out about we've got going on - and we've got a lot going on - send us and email at: youngcompany@oldtownplayhouse.com.

Fall Session of Classes and Auditions

Aug 21st, 2014

The Young Company Fall Session of Classes and Auditions will be posted on September 1st.  Stay tuned for details on our new class offerings and September auditions.  Save the date for Once On This Island auditions September 8th and 9th from 4-6.

Open Rehearsal for “Dream”

Aug 21st, 2014

The Repertory Company’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented as a fundraiser for their upcoming theatre excursion to Stratford, Canada.  This open rehearsal of the play will be held in the Mary Schmuckal Studio Theatre at the Old Town Playhouse on Monday evening, August 25th at 7:00 p.m.  Suggested donation of $5.00 per person.  Funds will benefit the trip to the Stratford Festival in Canada.  The group departs the following morning at 7:00 a.m. for a trip to see King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Man of LaMancha at the Festival.  The excursion includes a backstage tour of the Festival Stage and a Talking Theatre discussion with Lucy Peacock and Martha Henry, both icons of the Festival.  The open rehearsal will demonstrate the progress of the group of performers as they ready the play for touring in the Fall.

Showstoppers at Depot

Aug 21st, 2014

The Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop production, SHOWSTOPPERS, opens Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 at the Studio Theatre at the Depot.  Performances of this lively musical review are scheduled Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Directed and Choreographed by Minda Nyquist with Musical Direction by Matt Archibald.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 947-2210.

101 Dalmatians August 23

Aug 21st, 2014

Dalmatians logoThe final camp show, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, performs for two shows on Saturday, August 23rd at 2:00 & 7:00.  Tickets are available by calling 947-3310 or click the link to order your tickets online.

Cast List announced for Showstoppers

Jun 25th, 2014

Showstoppers Cast List

1920       Sidney Thomas

1930       Grace Zucco

1940       Robbie Shields

1950       Rayna Archibald

1960       Peyton Diehl

1970       Peyton Campbell

1980       Sarah Strom

1990       Veyda DeAgro-Ruopp

2000       Brooke Pilong                    (Asst Choreographer/Director)


Thank you to everyone who auditioned.  Our first meeting will be held July 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Old Town Playhouse.  Schedule will be determined at the first rehearsal.

Young Company at Children’s Expo

Apr 29th, 2014

The Young Company will be at a table in the Grand Traverse Mall on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 to 7:00.  Come and visit us!  Check out our KHQ commercial:

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