MYP Second Stage is a true community theatre experience! Who are we looking for?


  • MYP alumni that want to be on stage again!
  • Community members that love to sing and act!
  • Musical theatre super fans that have always wanted to be on stage!


Our 2023 Second Stage show ... will be announced soon!  :)





Maryville Young Players was absolutely THRILLED when the Maryville community voted to support the arts and build a brand new, state-of-the-art performing arts center! So, we are excited to announce that through a partnership with the Maryville R-II School District, MYP Second Stage will once again take place at the beautiful Schneider Center for the Performing Arts at Maryville High School, 1502 S. Munn St., Maryville, Missouri. See a map


Here is the schedule for a really cool musical (subject to change!):


  • Information Meeting and Auditions:  Sunday, May 14th, 2023 (tent.)
    • We will meet at the Maryville High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday May 14th. We will have an hour-long meeting for everyone that wants to be in the production (auditioning or not). After the meeting, we will hold auditions for lead and supporting roles.
    • Audition details will be released as they are finalized, but will consist of reading and a 2-3 minute show tune of your choice.
    • If you would like to be in the production but cannot make it on May 14th, please email us! maryvilleyoungplayers@gmail.com

  • Company Rehearsals: May 30th - June 21st (no weekends)
  • Dress Rehearsal:  Thursday June 22nd
  • Performances:  June 23rd at 7pm, June 24th, 7pm, June 25th at 2pm
  • Strike: June 25th




Good question! First and foremost, we LOVE the arts and we love providing performance opportunities for our community! For years, we've had people ask about doing a show for adults and students beyond middle school, and we are finally at a place (and HAVE a place, thanks to the Maryville School District) to give it a shot.


Doing Second Stage also allows MYP directors, staff, and volunteers the chance to be in a show! It's fun, it's challenging, it promotes the arts!


Our first-ever Second Stage show during the summer of 2017 was nothing short of magical. It was the perfect small town community theatre experience, and we are thrilled to be able to bring it back for our sixth show in 2023. We hope you'll join us on stage or in the audience!

How big will the cast be?

The MYP philosophy has always been about providing an opportunity for people to participate in the arts, either through our main MYP shows for the kiddos or Second Stage for high school and up. So, the cast size will be how ever many people want to be in the show! In 2022, we had about 50 people (not counting tech, stage crew, etc.).


How will you assign roles?

All of the roles will be cast by audition (singing and reading lines).


Is this a "camp"? What is the cost?

Second Stage uses a more traditional community theatre model, so no registration or registration fee, no extra classes or picnics or medals or snacks (wait, there will probably be snacks!).


Is this only for MYP alumni?

Absolutely NOT! We want ANYONE interested in musical theatre to try out! Worried about your acting or singing chops? Don't! Even if this is your first time, we will need chorus members!


Who's directing?

Stay tuned!


What will rehearsals look like?

We are planning to do three weeks of rehearsals, staring May 30th. The schedule is generally every weeknight for three hours each night. HOWEVER, late-night rehearsals are possible (especially during production week). This will be the MYP-method of coming to rehearsals memorized, and then having a short time to put everything together (3 weeks of rehearsal is less than half of a "normal" production schedule!).


Set? Costumes? Are you doing the original version?

Yep, we are doing the whole enchilada, with an intermission and everything! We will have full costumes, sets, tech (sound and lights). It's gonna be awesome!


How are you paying for all of this?

Thanks to many years of generosity from the MYP family, we have been able to build a piggy bank to front the costs for Second Stage. We are hoping to at least break even with our ticket sales.