The Superior Arts Youth Theater is a nonprofit organization in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan that provides opportunities for youth ages 3-18 to get involved in theater productions, on stage and behind the scenes. The next performances happen May 3rd through 5th with the second annual Play Festival, with three different plays highlighted. The classic German folk tale "Hansel and Gretel" (directed by Nathan Morgan), Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (directed by Teagan Sturmer), and "Brave Little Tailor" (directed by Taylor Koski) are all featured in performance at both the NMU Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Panowski Black Box Theatre.
All three directors, as well as the executive director and producer Jalina McClain, joined Kurt Hauswirth during Classiclectic to talk about their experiences preparing the companies for performance, as well as challenges and surprises along the way:
Hansel and Gretel will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Forest Roberts Theatre. As You Like It will be presented at 3 p.m and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Brave Little Tailor will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Forest Roberts Theatre. Advance tickets are available online at https://nmu.universitytickets.com/w/ (there is a print at home option), by phone at 906-227-1032 or in person at any NMU ticketing outlet, including the Berry Events Center, University Bookstore, Superior Dome or the Forest Roberts Theatre.