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2022-2023 SEASON




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Don't miss SYT's Class of 2023 Senior Showcase!
Click the image below for tickets and info!

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Adults: $15

Youth (18 & younger): $10

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm


By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things. 


Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission



  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”


Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte


Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug


Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern

Charlotte's Web (play)

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Adults: $20

Youth (18 & younger): $15

December 2, 2022 at 4:30pm
December 3, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

December 4, 2022 at 2:00pm

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Martin Charnin
Lyrics by Charles Strouse


Everyone’s favorite little orphan will sing and dance her way into your heart this holiday season! Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Join Annie as she sings and dances through Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, finding a new home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and a befriending lovable pup named Sandy. Featuring the classic songs “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” and “Hard Knock Life,” you’re sure to be singing all the way home!


Ages Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up

Approximate Run Time: 75 minutes + 15-minute intermission (90 minutes total)



  • Use of words such as “shut up”, “dumbell”, “old geezer”, “crummy orphan”, and “brat”

  • Use of threatening phrases such as “Do you wanna sleep with your teeth insida your mouth or out!”, “Give you the paddle”, “Gonna get your faces slapped”, “Gonna get our knuckles rapped”, “I’ll step on their freckles"

  • Orphans say they will “yank the whiskers from her chin” and “jab her with a safety pin” when singing about Miss Hannigan in “The Hard Knock Life


Themes and Situations:

  • Hope and love

  • Adoption

  • Flaws in the foster care system

  • Miss Hannigan severely mistreats the orphans; it is implied that the orphans are not well taken care of, like being hungry, only getting clean sheets once a month, having to clean and sew all day


Potential Scary Moments:

  • Rooster holds out a switchblade knife when referencing what he is willing to kill Annie

  • There is an attempted kidnapping of Annie


Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Miss Hannigan uses mild physical violence towards Annie (kicking, dragging by ear, throwing on the floor)

  • Tessie insinuates that Miss Hannigan will give Annie the paddle

  • The orphans mentions abuse and hunger in the song “The Hard-Knock Life

  • It is discovered that Annie’s parents are dead

  • There is a mention that Santa Claus doesn’t come and visit the orphans

Annie Jr. (musical)

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Adults: $20

Youth (18 & younger): $15




February 10, 2023 at 4:30pm

February 11, 2023 at 6:00pm
February 12, 2023 at 2:00pm

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Now is the time to seize the day! Based off the smash hit Broadway musical, Disney’s Newsies Jr. is a rousing tale inspired by the true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City. When publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Featuring a Tony-award winning score, and jaw dropping dance sequences, Disney’s Newsies Jr. will be a stunning SYT event you won’t soon forget!

Ages Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up

Run Time: 75 minutes + 15-minute intermission (90 minutes total)


  •  Use of words and phrases such as “beat it”, “sour pusses”, “lousy”, “stupid”, “kicked our butts”, “skull bustin arm”, “weasel”, “heck”, “stink”, “earthquake”, “war”, “crooked policeman”, “sun of a gun”,“goons”, “sucker”, and “nit wit”

  • Use of language that suggests violence such as “rough up striking trolley workers”, “gonna make mince meat outta us,” “They’re gonna pound us into smithereens”, and “lots of ways to skin a rat”

  • Words like “papes”, “outta”, “gonna”, “at-cha”, “beatin” are used to support a New York accent and use of New York lingo


Themes and Situations:

  • Social injustice

  • Using your voice to take a stand

  • Situations of violence or suggested violence: characters make fists at each other, Crutchie hits someone with his crutch

  • Implications of poverty among the children; it is stated that if they don’t sell their papers they will go hungry

  • Mentions of strikes, labor abuse, and fires


Potential Scary Moments:

  • Crutchie is taken to jail

  • Crutchie hits someone with his crutch.

  • Jack gets grabbed forcefully and taken to Pulitzer’s office

  • Fight scene where several characters get hurt, however there is no blood or death, just scrapes and bruises


Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Insinuated mistreatment of children at the jail

  • When describing a fight, newsies say “cops will bust our heads! Half them strikers is laid up with broken bones”.

Disney's Newsies Jr. (musical)

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Adults: $15

Youth (18 & younger): $10






April 14, 2023 at 4:30pm

April 15, 2023 at 2:00pm
April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm


By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri


You know what Dragons really love? Tacos of course! A boy and his dog are watching a TV show about dragons when they unexpectedly get caught up in the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of what to serve to dragons to eat. The #1 New York Times bestselling book comes to life in a big way as the taco party of all taco parties literally brings down the house. This deliciously funny story will have you laughing out loud and wishing you read the fine print more closely: “Now Made with Spicy Jalapeno Peppers!”

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 4 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 45 minutes, no intermission



  • Creatures such as zombies and monsters are mentioned during a game of charades

  • The term “monster-under-the-bed-ology” is used by saying it isn’t a studied science


Themes and Situations:

  • Dealing with boredom

  • Questioning authority

  • Handling a problem

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Earthquake sounds occur

  • Steam whistles, sparking, and rumbling is heard to show what happens to the dragons if they eat spicy salsa

  • Fire alarms and sirens are heard

  • Thunder is heard

  • Dragons catch the boy’s house on fire

  • Strobe lighting effects and theatrical smoke will be used

  • Lighting effects to represent lighting will be used

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Dragons will be shown with horns, wings, and tails, however they are all friendly dragons, and very lovable

  • The boy gets mad at the man in the suit

Dragons Love Tacos (play)

imagination never gets old.
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