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.

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!


Auditions for Jr. Studio Show Sept. 22 & 23

Sep 2nd, 2014

little-house-on-the-prairie-colouring-pages-315x200Auditions for A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas will be held Sept. 22 & 23 from 4:00 to 6:00.  This Junior Studio production is for students aged 12 to 18 years.  Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00, beginning Sept. 30th.  Performances are Dec. 8 & 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schmuckal Studio Theatre at OTP.  There are no prerequisites for this production.  Auditonees will be asked to read from the script.  Students need only attend one of the audition days.  There are no call-backs scheduled.  Tuition of $150 will be taken only if cast in the production.  Scholarships are available.

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

Auditions for Once On This Island Sept. 8 & 9

Sep 2nd, 2014

island logo from mti siteFor ages 9 to 18 years.  Auditions will be held Sept. 8 & 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 with call backs on the 10th.  Rehearsals begin Sept. 15th and run Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00.  Performances Nov. 6-9.  To audition, students must have completed courses in all three areas of the Li’l Broadway series; Acting, Singing, and Dancing.  Participation in either the Summer Performing Arts Camp or the One-week Intensive Musical Theatre Camp qualify as prerequisite completion.

Auditionees will need to prepare 16 bars of a song of their choice, an accompanist will be provided.  Come dressed to move as each student will also be taught a short dance selection.  If time permits, there may be readings from the script.  Call-backs will be held only if necessary and are to be determined by the Director, Minda Nyquist.  Students need attend only one day of the auditions but should plan on staying for the entire two hours.  Tuition of $150 will be taken only if accepted into the cast.  Scholarships are available.  Call 947-2210 for more information.

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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