MYP Second Stage is a true community theatre experience! Who are we looking for?
Joseph will feature a "pit chorus" (non-dancing singers that will be on stage the entire show) and a children's chorus. Stay tuned for more details!
Our 2021 Second Stage show is the popular Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
Visit the show page at Concorde Theatricals 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 Joseph ATATD (subject to change!):
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 four our fourth show in 2021. 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 2019, 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!
Vanessa Parsons, MYP co-Founder, MHS Vocal Music Director, and all around cool chick will be directing Joseph in 2021!
What will rehearsals look like?
We are planning to do three weeks of rehearsals, staring around 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.