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!


Anything Goes does not have any children in the cast, so we are limiting participants to high school and older.


Our 2019 Second Stage show is the Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes! Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.

Visit the show page at TW for a full synopsis, character list, and song samples.





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 Anything Goes (subject to change!):


  • Information Meeting and Auditions:  June 15th
    • We will meet at the Maryville High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday June 15th (doors open at 12:30). 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 singing.
    • If you would like to be in the production but cannot make it on June 15th, please email us! maryvilleyoungplayers@gmail.com

  • Company Rehearsals: July 1st - July 25th (no weekends)
  • Dress Rehearsal:  July 26th
  • Performances:  July 27th at 7pm and July 28th, 2pm
  • Strike: July 28th


You may have noticed that we've kept the compact MYP method of rehearsals! That means a majority of memorization has to be completed by the time rehearsals start!


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 again in 2019. 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! Last year 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 . Auditions will be held June 15th, and will consist of dialog and singing.


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?

We are ecstatic to announce that a true theatre legend, Mr. Larry Mannasmith will be the captain of our ship in 2019! Larry has over 30 years of experience in high school and community musical theatre.


What will rehearsals look like?

We are planning to do three weeks of rehearsals, staring July 1st. The schedule is generally every weeknight for a couple of 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.