Along with all of the other theater options, the Twin Cities plays host to a bevy of options for young performers and theatergoers. The Youth Performance Company, the longstanding local company focused on work by teenagers, has announced its 21st season. The four shows for the 2009-2010 are:
• “Bunnicula,” Sept. 24 to Oct. 11. Could the sweet new bunny actually be a vampire? Area premiere of a musical adapted by Joe Klein and Chris Jeffries from a book by Deborah and James Howe.
• “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” Dec. 3-20. YPC Artistic Director Jacie Knight¹s adaptation of the classic fairy tale arrives for the holiday season.
• “But My Soul Is Rested,” Feb. 4-21. Original production that looks at the trials and triumphs of the civil rights movement.
• “Surviving the Applewhites,” April 29 to May 16. Area premiere of an adaptation of Stephanie S. Tolan’s New York Times Bestseller about a home school run by the “bizarre” Applewhite family.
The YPC offers both original shows and courses for young performers. In all, more than 18,000 people see the company¹s productions each year. Along with the new season, the organization has revised its website, which will provide additional information about programs, staff and productions.
All performances are at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. For ticket and more information, call 612-623-9080 or visit online.