NBYT Booking Performances for WHAT IF? and OUR TOWN

Top, "Midsummer" at NBMAA; bottom, "Tom Sawyer" at the Carriage House
Top, “Midsummer” at NBMAA; bottom, “Tom Sawyer” at the Carriage House

Last season, the NBYT Teen Company took its shows on the road—performing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Carriage House Theater in Hartford across from the Mark Twain House, and performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the grounds of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

This season, the Teen Company will perform shows that can be toured to multiple locations, and we’re now booking venues in Greater New Britain for two productions—What If?: A Musical Theater Revue and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

What if? is an original musical theater revue of songs about characters in conflict and at crossroads—characters making choices, standing up for what they believe in, and becoming their true selves—all told through passionate, heartfelt, and sometimes even comical songs. Both classic and new musicals are represented including If/Then, Ragtime, Hair, Godspell, Evita, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Spring Awakening, American Idiot, and more! The piece especially speaks to issues facing people in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.

Available Dates: Thursdays through Sundays, February 18 – 28
Preferred Venues: High school and middle school auditoriums, cafeterias, or other open spaces with seating from 100 to 200

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 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.”

Available Dates: Thursdays through Sundays, June 16 – 26
Preferred Venues: Town halls, community centers, or other open spaces with seating from 100 to 200

Booking and Payment Options

  • The venue donates use of the space, and NBYT keeps all income from ticket sales. (We like this option best, of course.)
  • NBYT pays the venue for use of the space and keeps all income from ticket sales.
  • NBYT and the venue negotiate use of the space and split income from ticket sales.
  • The venue pays NBYT a flat rate for the performance, markets the performance, and keeps all income from ticket sales.

To suggest a performance space or for information, please contact NBYT Executive Director Darren Farrington at 860-515-8115 or darren@nbyt.org.

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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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