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)


Upcoming Events

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.

This website no longer active – visit us at www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Dec 18th, 2014

For all current YouYoung Company logong Company news and information, please visit our new website at www.oldtownpayhouse.com/youngcompany.  You will find class session information, auditions, upcoming productions and tours.  Visit us on Facebook or call 231-947-2210 for more information.  This page is being discontinued.  Please note our new website at www.oldtownplayhouse.com/youngcompany.

Auditions for Rep Co. Monday, Sept. 29

Sep 24th, 2014

coolspeareAuditions for the touring group known as The Repertory Company will be held Monday, September 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Old Town Playhouse.  Auditionees must be at least 13 years old (or turn 13 by Dec. 31) and hold a 3.0 or higher in school.  This group tours a Shakespeare play and a Children’s Theatre play to local schools and libraries throughout the year.  Once cast in the company, membership continues through High School graduation.  Students will be given college-level instruction in Shakespeare and Theatre History and will participate in ongoing fundraising to support theatre excursions to see world-class theatre productions in Canada and abroad.

Prospective Company members should prepare a Shakespearean monologue and will be asked to read from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and/or Much Ado About Nothing, as well as from East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  Come dressed to move.  Tuition of $150 will be taken only upon entry into the program.

Cast Announced for A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Sep 24th, 2014

little-house-on-the-prairie-colouring-pages-315x200Cast List for A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Caroline Ingalls……….Chase Latka

Charles Ingalls…………Micah Mabey

Mary Ingalls…………….Brynna Wesley

Laura Ingalls……………Olivia Seymour

Carrie Ingalls…………Molly Smith

Mrs. Starr……………..Grace Hohman

Johnny Steadman…….Abigail Paul

Congratulations!  The first company meeting / read-through will be Tuesday, September 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Old Town Playhouse.  Scripts and schedules will be distributed at that time.  Thank you to everyone who auditioned.



Cast for Once On This Island Announced

Sep 12th, 2014

island logo from mti site


Storyteller 1- Lucy Rogers

Storyteller 2-Sydney Thomas

Storyteller 3-Peggy Owens

Storyteller 4-Peyton Diehl

Ti Moune- Brooke Pilong

Daniel Beauxhommes- Paul Fico

Andrea- Lauren Fleming

Asaka- Olivia Policastro

Erzulie- Grace Zucco

Papa Ge- Micah Mabey

Agwe- Ally Taylor

Mama Euralie- Rayna Archibald

Tonton Julian- Peyton Campbell

Little Ti Moune- Hannah Johnson

Daniel’s Mother-Margaret Ebinger

Gatekeeper- Ian Rakunas

Daniel’s Son: Oliver Boomer

Ensemble:  Brooke Dourron, Maggie Kernan, Jack Kernan, Jaden Johnson, Oliver Boomer, Caleb Smith, Quinn Thomas, J.J Beck, Joey Meredith, Joiya Fishburn, Morgan Davis, Amelia Shotwell, Lainey Trubiroha

First rehearsal is Monday Sept. 15th from 4:00 to 6:00.  Congratulations!


Fall class session begins Sept. 29

Sep 2nd, 2014

The following classes are being offered for Fall, 2014.  Online registration will begin September 5th but you can register anytime by calling 947-2210.

Basic Classes:

Storybooks to Life – Kat Brown – Ages 5 to 7.     Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.  Tuition: $75

Intro to Acting & Theatre – Denni Don Hunting – Ages 7 to 9.     Thursdays 4:30 to 5:30, Oct. 2 through Nov. 20.  Tuition: $75

Becoming an Actor – Chad Hoover – Ages 9 to 13.     Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:00, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.  Tuition: $120

Play Production – Denni Don Hunting – Ages 12 to 15.     Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18.  Tuition: $120

Young Company: Unscripted – Chad Hoover – Ages 12 to 18.     Wednesdays 6:00 to 7:00, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.  Tuition: $75

Tech Theatre Class – staff – Ages 9 to 18.     Costumes (Tues), Lighting (Mon), Props (Weds) in tandem with Once On This Island rehearsals.  Tuition: $75

Wednesday Morning P.L.A.Y. Time (Purposeful Learning And You) – Kat Brown – ages 10 months + up through pre-K.   Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.  Tuition: $75

Li’l Broadway Classes:

Singing for Musical Theatre – Matt Archibald – Ages 8 to 12.     Mondays 4:30 to 6:00, Sept. 29 through Nov. 17.  Tuition: $95

Act Up, Act Big – Denni Don Hunting – Ages 9 to 13.     Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00, Sept. 29 through Nov. 17.  Tuition: $95

Broadway Bound Dance – Kat Brown -    Saturdays 10:00 to 11:00, Oct. 4 through Nov. 22.  Tuition: $75


For more information or to register now, call 947-2210

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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