Milwaukee Youth Theatre
MYT Proudly Announces
our 26th Season!

2017-2018


Esperanza Rising
Written by Lynne Alvarez
Based on the book by Pam Munoz Ryan
Directed by Maureen O'Hara

School Performances
Thursday October 19th 10am
Friday October 20th 10am

Public Performance
Friday October 20th 7pm

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Esperanza is the daughter of a wealthy
land owner in Mexico who is used to the
finer things in life. When her father is
killed by bandits, her scheming Uncle takes
over the farm. He sends Esperanza across
the border to California to live with her
family. Esperanza is forced to be a migrant
worker there. She is not used to the hard
work and is desperately miserable. She
eventually finds her footing and discovers
that she has a skill at babysitting which
earns her extra money. Though she is faced
with several setbacks, the young girl's
determination and spirit helps her to thrive
over the obstacles.


Jungle Book
Written by Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Directed by Dan Tellez

School Performances
Thursday February 8th 10am
Friday February 9th 10am

Public Performance
Friday February 9th 7pm

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This engaging interactive play is geared for
our younger theater goers. It will include
audience participation, movement and
puppetry.  A young man-cub named Mowgli
has been abandoned. A panther named
Bagheera takes pity on the baby and takes
him to a pack of wolves to be raised. The
wolf pack raises Mowgli and accepts him as
their own. Ten years pass and Mowgli
becomes a wiry young boy. Bagheera and
the wolf pack soon worry that their
predator, Shere Kahn, the tiger has a
hatred for man and that they need to
protect Mowgli from him. So Bagheera who
has become a teacher to the man-cub
volunteers to take him to the man-village
for protection. Along the way they face
dangers such as the hypnotizing eyes of
Kaa, a hungry python and more friendly
creatures like Baloo, a lovable bear who
helps Mowgli along the way.

This production in funded in part by the
City of Milwaukee Arts Board and by the
Wisconsin Arts Board











The Princess and the Pea
Written By Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Brittany Curran

Public Performances
Thursday April 26th 7pm
Friday April 27th 7pm
Friday May 4th 7pm

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This MYT production is set in a modern
day, “red carpeted” Kingdom. The Prince
has journeyed all around the world
searching for a Princess to marry, but with
every encounter something seemed to go
wrong. So he returned to his castle at last,
footsore and heart sick. Until one night
during a storm a beautiful girl came
knocking at the castle door, claiming she
was a Princess. The queen was doubtful so
she placed a tiny pea underneath twenty
mattresses, knowing only a true Princess
would be able to feel it. Is this young girl
truly a real Princess?  Is she the special
Princess the Prince has been searching for?