Registration is now open! To register, call the Y at (203) 235.6386 or visit the front desk (110 W Main).
Meriden YMCA members can also register online.
Spring 2024 (Entering grades K-4)(Grades 1-12)
Registration: Now through Jan 13th
Rehearsals: Saturdays 9-4 PM at MYT Rehearsal Hall (14 W Main)
Students will only rehearse for 2-4 hours each Saturday. Times TBD based on registration numbers and casting.
Jan 13 - Auditions
Mar 16 - Rehearsal at Edison
Mar 23 - Rehearsal at Edison
April 6 - Rehearsal at Edison
April 13 - Rehearsal Edison
Dress Rehearsals: Mandatory at Edison
Mon-Thur April 15-18, 5:45-9 PM
Performances: April 19-21 (Fri 7 / Sat 2 / Sat 7 / Sun 2)
*Kindergarteners who were with MYT for Once on a Housetop may register for Spring 2024.
Register for MYT
Y Members: Register online here!
Non-members can register on the phone (203) 235.6386 or at the Downtown Meriden Y (110 W Main).
You do not need to have a full YMCA membership to register. You can sign up for a "program membership" that allows you to participate in Y programs throughout the year.
At MYT, performers register and commit to the production before auditions and the posting of the cast list. Theater is a team activity and we do theater not to be the lead, but to be part of a community doing what we love. We truly beleive each role is important! After all, "it's not how big a part you get, it's how big you make your part."
If you are new to MYT, please fill out this Google Form AFTER you register with the YMCA.
Auditions are January 13th. Auditions are held in groups and are a fun and positive experience. At auditions, we will call forward anyone who is interested in auditioning for a particular role and have each student sing or read the audition selections. Students sing along with the rehearsal tracks and may use a script. Audition materials will be shared at the audition workshop and available online 1 week before auditions. Students will get their script at the first rehearsal.
Audition times TBD based on registration. Students must be registered with the YMCA to audition.
Rehearsals are held Saturdays at the MYT Rehearsal Hall (14-16 W Main). An adult must come up to the building to sign out students who are under 13 years of age.
Students must wear sneakers and bring their script, pencil, water, and a snack to each rehearsal. Appropriate fitting clothing and footwear is required.
Performances are held at Edison Middle School on Broad Street!
While MYT has our own costume shop, families will need to provide certain costume pieces for their performer. Sometimes these can be found in your closet, other times you'll need to get something at a store or online. Any costume pieces provided by MYT must be returned at the end of the show. Any pieces you provide, you keep!
A costume document will be sent out ~2 months before the show detailing what pieces MYT is providing and what you are responsible for providing.
Families are also responsible for providing the proper footwear as listed in the costume document. Footware varies based on the show and role. Sometimes it's as simple as sneakers, other times students will need black jazz shoes, and every once in a while someone needs ruby slippers!
Each child will need a plastic "costume tub" to organize their costume and belongings backstage.
In addition to providing costume and footwear (listed above), families and friends will also need to purchase tickets to each performance.
Families have the option to donate items to our concession table and place booster ads in our digital program. Parent volunteers help run the lobby at performances.