Announcing the 2015-16 Season!

2015-16 posterLast Friday evening, SquishyTown Asylum (NBYT’s not-so-new improv troupe) helped to announce the theater’s sixth season during a hysterical improv performance. Audience watched improv skits about the formation of a band named “Our Town,” a world crisis surrounding car horns that wouldn’t “honk,” and the dark side of Winnie-the-Pooh’s honey addiction. Here are the true details of the productions for NBYT’s 2015-16 season!

Winnie-the-Pooh
An adaptation based on characters in A.A. Milne’s classic books Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six (a nod to NBYT’s sixth season).

Adapted by Kristin Sergel, Based on the Books by A.A. Milne
Little Kids on Stage – November 2015

A Christmas Carol
A large-cast original adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic featuring dozens of roles for children and young teens.

Adapted by Rae Johnson, Based on the Book by Charles Dickens
Kids on Stage – December 2015

A Musical Revue
A Broadway musical revue, the details of which we can’t really announce yet—because Teen Company members themselves will help to plan it beginning this summer!

Teen Company – February 2016

Penny & the Pirates
An original play, by the writers of Unlocked: The True Story of Rapunzel, about a young girl who joins a band of pirates!

Written by Anthony DePoto and Matt Austin
Little Kids on Stage – April 2016

Honk Jr!
A “quackingly good” adaptation, by the writers of new music for Broadway’s Mary Poppins, of one of the most beloved fables about the challenges and victories of being different.

Book by  Anthony Drewe , Music by  George Stiles, Lyrics by  Anthony Drewe
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling
Kids on Stage – May 2016

Our Town
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama often described as “the greatest American play ever written.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the story follows the residents of a small town through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”

Written by Thornton Wilder
Teen Company – June 2016

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
A young performers’ version of the Broadway spectacular, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, of the classic fairy tale of an unlikely friendship and romance.

Music by  Alan Menken, Lyrics by  Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by  Linda Woolverton
Summer Musical – July 2016

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NBYT

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is—and always has been—a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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