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Mary Burkey

By Matthew Staats – Age 10 Mary Burkey is TYA’s technical director, which means she oversees the production of set, props, costumes, sound and lighting. She hasĀ been working with TYA since spring 2011, when she had an internship at the … Continue reading

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Hannah Staats

By Camille Staats – Age 11 Hannah started TYA in the 4th grade, but now, six years later, she is still doing lots with TYA. Hannah Staats’ first show was the 2009 Story Book show, The Jungle Book. But she … Continue reading

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“Mr. Toad” Co-Choreographer: Larissa Kanz

By Julianna Neu – Age 11 Larissa Kanz is an inspiring 14 year old girl. She has two younger brothers named Shawn and Matthew. She has been active in ballet for 11 years and has been playing piano for 8 … Continue reading

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“Mr. Toad” Performer: Joanna Heup

By Brianna Finley – Age 13 Joanna is 11 years old. She has always loved theater, but she just started when she was 7. She and her parents saw something about TYA this year and decided to join. They saw … Continue reading

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The New Kid at TYA

By Kate Bemis – Age 8 I’m new to Theater for Young Audiences, but I love it. Luckily, I already knew Ella, and by working with the rest of the cast I made a lot more friends. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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“Mr. Toad” Co-Music Director Rachel Smith

By Franki Formas – Age 12 Theater for Young Audiences is excited to introduce Rachel Smith. Rachel has been a Music Director at school for two years, and this is her first time being a Music Director for TYA Even … Continue reading

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