News & Notes

Why You Should Come Watch A Christmas Story: The Musical!

November 6th, 2017

This week’s blog was written by guest teen actress Chloe Burcell! After many weeks of hectic rehearsals for PYT’s latest musical, A Christmas Story, it is nearly tech week for us performers, and the excitement and enthusiasm is growing by the minute. While our small but mighty casts are quite a handful for Directors Meg […]

Adventurous “Pinocchio” Takes the Stage

November 2nd, 2017

PYT Spotlight is offering teens opportunities to blog. Here’s one from Braden Koch who is the Stage Manager for this production. Being a classic tale that was popularized by Disney, Pinocchio’s story is known and loved by many families. However, PYT’s Stories on Stage adaption of the 1883 novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, […]

Balancing School and Theatre

October 30th, 2017

Recently I asked two Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) performers, Ali Matsumoto and Dana Cooper, how they manage school work and participating in shows – here’s what they had to say. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Ali: I’m a sixteen-year-old junior in high school and I’ve been performing with PYT since I was twelve. […]

Just in Time for Halloween – Holly Smolik on Makeup!

October 24th, 2017

Getting into the spirit of Halloween, Spotlight thought it would be fun to learn more about theatre makeup by speaking with Holly Smolik – the makeup designer for PYT’s A Christmas Story: The Musical. Holly learned how to do professional theatre makeup by taking two years worth of classes at the Foothill Community College Theatre […]

I Wanna Be a Producer! Part I

October 4th, 2017

Hear from a few of PYT’s volunteer producers on why they produce, what it takes to produce and a few of their favorite memories. I wanna be a producer With a hit show on Broadway! Meet the Producers!  Brian Belding: High school History teacher, volleyball coach, and writer. Always loved theatre—participated in high school theatre (stage […]

Spotlight on PYT Actor Braden Koch!

September 26th, 2017

Seventeen year old Braden Koch has been a part of the Peninsula Youth Theatre since  he was seven. First he participated in a PYT Theatre in the Park camp – Alice in Wonderland, and a couple of summer classes – Gotta Sing Gotta Dance and Pint Size Players. He said they really prepped him for […]

Spotlight on Michael Daw – Fight Choreographer

September 12th, 2017

There are many reasons to see Peninsula Youth Theatre’s She Kills Monsters and a big one is to see the fight sequences choreographed by Michael Daw!  Michael is an armorer and fight choreographer with the National Stage Armory LLC.  Spotlight was able to interview Michael after his second rehearsal with the cast. Q: Michael, tell […]

Fall Classes, Puppets and PYT!

September 5th, 2017

The Fall season is upon us, which means school, sports and most importantly – more chances to do PYT! In the studio, the Peninsula Youth Theatre has a wonderful season of classes and camps planned, including old favorites, special classes just for teens, and some exciting new acting adventures! Let’s begin with the new classes […]

PYT’s Amazing Stories on Stage Season is About to Begin

August 28th, 2017

Auditions for Peninsula Youth Theatre’s 2017 – 2018 “Stories on Stage” (SOS) season will be held on Sunday, September 10th at PYT Studios. Register Now! “Stories on Stage” shows are short stage adaptations, typically 45 minutes in length, of beloved children’s books that include a talkback session with the actors and their director.  This year […]

Auditions Open Now for A Christmas Story: The Musical!

August 21st, 2017

Everyone knows the movie A Christmas Story, but are you familiar with the musical? Now is your chance to learn all about the musical and be a part of it! The Peninsula Youth Theatre is holding auditions August 26 and 27th, 2017 for a Center Stage production that will play November 11-19, 2017. A Christmas […]