Youth Theater

2022 – 2023 Season

We’re excited to announce details about our December 2022 show!

Matilda the Musical, Jr. 

Show Dates, December 8 – 11, 2022

Audition Date – September 24, 2022 (Click here for audition/rehearsal information and materials)
Audition information will be updated by August 22, so check back.

Matilda JR is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

All actors must be fully vaccinated.

About VYT

VYT provides performing arts experiences for more than 200 local youth annually. Please consider making a donation in support of our programming. VYT is a nonprofit 501C3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Village Youth Theatre was founded as a proud partner of Birmingham Village Players in 2007. VYT provides a variety of theatrical experiences to youth ages eight to eighteen. Its mission is to offer theatrical programs that inspire and challenge young actors to develop their artistic talents and their self-confidence, self-awareness, compassion and leadership and teamwork skills. Youth in our program can be involved onstage as actors or behind the scenes as members of the production team. VYT’s experienced production staff provides artistic education and direction in a fun-filled and professional environment.

The youth theater presents two musical productions annually. Youth ages eight (8) to eighteen (18) are invited to audition for our shows. We also run a four-week Summer Theater Arts Camp open to rising-third graders (3rd grade) through rising tenth graders (10th grade). Additionally, VYT offers various theatrical workshops throughout the year.

VYT charges a production fee for participation in its musicals and tuition for its summer camp and workshops. The production fee for our musicals is $225 and covers the cost for sets, costumes, royalties, props, instructional fees and much more. Camp fees are included on our camp brochure which is published annually in January.

Production fee and tuition scholarships are available.
For more information on the Village Youth Theater, please email

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