2022/2023 Senior Main Stage Musical Program (13-18 yrs)

Registration opens online Monday August 8 at 1:00pm

Our Senior Main Stage Musical Program, our most popular program, is for teens ages 13-18 (grades 8+). Our most intensive program, the Senior program begins in October with a series of workshops on character development, vocals, choreography, and audition techniques. After the workshops are complete, members of the Senior Program audition and are cast in one of our Main Stage Musicals.  After auditions, the cast rehearses for approximately 4 months before performing on The Palace Theatre main stage in March.


Ages 13-18 (grades 8+), Cost $625 per child

Program runs from October 4, 2022- March 19, 2023

The Senior Main Stage Musical Program is split into 2 parts: The Workshop Series & Show Rehearsals.

Part 1: Workshop Series: This runs from October 4-29, 2022, on the following schedule:

Tuesdays OR Thursday 7:00pm-9:30pm & Saturdays 9:30am-11:30am OR 11:30am-1:30pm
Participants will be split into 2 groups; parents will be notified which workshop schedule their child is in after registration.

After the 4-week workshop series, all participants audition and are cast in one of our Senior Productions.

Sweeney Todd & Matilda Auditions: November 1-5, 2022

Part 2: Show Rehearsals. Rehearsals for Sweeney Todd & Matilda begin on November 8. Each show will have its own rehearsal and performance schedule which will be one of the following:

Show A

Tuesdays 4:30pm-7:00pm

Thursdays 4:30pm-7:00pm

Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm


March 10-12, 2023

Show B

Tuesdays 7:30pm-10:00pm

Thursdays 7:30pm-10:00pm

Saturdays 2:00pm-6:00pm


March 17-19, 2023

*Decisions on which show will have the “Show A” schedule and which will have the “Show B” schedule is determined during auditions. If a participant has a conflict with one of the rehearsal schedules, they will be able to inform the production team of this prior to their audition so that we can accommodate them*

*Rehearsals for both shows stop on Saturday December 10, 2022 & resume on Tuesday January 10, 2023. *

The Shows

Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

The Demons Barber of Fleet Street- a Musical Thriller
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

LYTE’s Subsidy Program

LYTE strives to provide a professional quality theatre program for youth. We also believe that every child should have access to a theatre education, regardless of family finances. Our subsidy program was designed to assist parents with registration fees by deferring a portion of these costs.

All online program registration forms have a subsidy section to be completed during the registration process.  Should you have any questions about subsidies, please contact Program Coordinator Ruth Noonan at [email protected]

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Ruth Noonan [email protected]

Questions? Email Program Coordinator Ruth Noonan at [email protected]