The Musical of Musicals
Jul
24
to Jul 29

The Musical of Musicals

Take a classic melodrama plot like “I can’t pay the rent!” Then add music…...all the music. The Summer Musical returns to the Yorkshire Playhouse with a hilarious parody of musicals done in the style of five different Musical composers with only four actors. This is going to be good. Make plans to see “The Musical of Musicals” next summer.

Performance Dates: July 24 - 29, 2018

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The Dixie Swim Club -- Auditions
Aug
6
to Aug 8

The Dixie Swim Club -- Auditions

Five southern ladies who met in college--best friends for a lifetime. Welcome to the world of the Dixie Swim Club, where five friends meet every August to reminisce, reunite, and rummage through each others lives in that perfect way only friends can do. Grab your bestie and tickets to see this hilarious dramedy about the friendships that make life beautiful.

Auditions Dates: August 6 - 8, 2018

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The Dixie Swim Club
Sep
27
to Sep 30

The Dixie Swim Club

Five southern ladies who met in college--best friends for a lifetime. Welcome to the world of the Dixie Swim Club, where five friends meet every August to reminisce, reunite, and rummage through each others lives in that perfect way only friends can do. Grab your bestie and tickets to see this hilarious dramedy about the friendships that make life beautiful.

Performance Dates: September 27-30 & October 5-7, 2018

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The Dixie Swim Club (Week 2)
Oct
5
to Oct 7

The Dixie Swim Club (Week 2)

Five southern ladies who met in college--best friends for a lifetime. Welcome to the world of the Dixie Swim Club, where five friends meet every August to reminisce, reunite, and rummage through each others lives in that perfect way only friends can do. Grab your bestie and tickets to see this hilarious dramedy about the friendships that make life beautiful.

Performance Dates: September 27-30 & October 5-7, 2018

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The Game's Afoot (Holmes for the Holiday) -- Auditions
Oct
8
to Oct 10

The Game's Afoot (Holmes for the Holiday) -- Auditions

Next year’s Christmas show comes with a dash of mystery, as actors who make their living acting like detectives onstage end up with a murder on their hands and mystery to solve in the midst of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. The whole holiday season has gone a little mad, in this humorous Christmas mystery full of quirky, over-the-top characters. But, then--what would you expect? They’re actors.

Auditions Dates: October 8-10, 2018

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The Game's Afoot (Holmes for the Holiday)
Dec
4
to Dec 9

The Game's Afoot (Holmes for the Holiday)

Next year’s Christmas show comes with a dash of mystery, as actors who make their living acting like detectives onstage end up with a murder on their hands and mystery to solve in the midst of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. The whole holiday season has gone a little mad, in this humorous Christmas mystery full of quirky, over-the-top characters. But, then--what would you expect? They’re actors.

Performance Dates: December 4-9, 2018

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YP Children's Theatre
Jun
21
to Jun 24

YP Children's Theatre

Summer of 2018 marks the 18th show for the talented kids of YP Children's Theatre! John Baker returns to write and direct another fantastic group of kids. We cannot wait to see what they do this year! Make plans to come see this OUT-OF-SEASON fan favorite when they go on sale in May.

Production Date: June 21-24, 2018

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The Musical of Musicals (A Musical) -- Auditions
May
21
to May 23

The Musical of Musicals (A Musical) -- Auditions

Take a classic melodrama plot like “I can’t pay the rent!” Then add music…...all the music. The Summer Musical returns to the Yorkshire Playhouse with a hilarious parody of musicals done is the style of five different Musical composers with only four actors. This is going to be good. Make plans to be a part of “The Musical of Musicals” next summer.

Audition Dates: May 21-23, 2018

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Children's Theatre 2018--Auditions
May
9
to May 12

Children's Theatre 2018--Auditions

It's almost time for Children's Theatre Auditions! 

This year, we will be producing another fantastic production written and directed by John Baker with children from York and surrounding communities! We'd love to have you join us for auditions in May! 

Sky Island

Written and Directed by John I Baker, III

Audition Dates:  May 9 & 11 @ 3:30PM - 6PM, and May 12th @ 1-3PM

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Yorkshire Playhouse Annual Member Meeting
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Yorkshire Playhouse Annual Member Meeting

Members, the Annual Member Meeting for 2018 is on May 8th! Don't miss your chance to participate in the election of new Board Members, and find out about exciting new plans for our 2018 and 2019 Seasons. Here's your chance to voice your opinion and find out more ways to be a part of our theatrical community. Come to the Annual Member Meeting.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Week 2)
May
4
to May 6

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Week 2)

Sibling rivalry never really ends, the stakes just get higher. Watch three middle-aged siblings continue a war of wit and wardrobe, as one of them prepares to sell the family home. But first they’ll have to prepare for a costume party. Our spring show is a comedy you won’t want to miss!

Show Dates: April 26-29 & May 4-6, 2018

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sibling rivalry never really ends, the stakes just get higher. Watch three middle-aged siblings continue a war of wit and wardrobe, as one of them prepares to sell the family home. But first they’ll have to prepare for a costume party. Our spring show is a comedy you won’t want to miss!

Show Dates: April 26-29 & May 4-6, 2018

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -- Auditions
Mar
6
to Mar 7

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -- Auditions

Sibling rivalry never really ends, the stakes just get higher. Watch three middle-aged siblings continue a war of wit and wardrobe, as one of them prepares to sell the family home. But first they’ll have to prepare for a costume party. And if you think they're a little nuts, just wait till you meet their friends. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of our spring comedy!

Audition Dates: March 6-7, 2018 6:30PM-8:30PM

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Wait Until Dark (Week 2)
Feb
23
to Feb 25

Wait Until Dark (Week 2)

Fredrick Knott’s classic thriller is coming to the Yorkshire! When suspicious characters begin arriving at Susy’s apartment looking for a doll, she’ll be forced to use every resource available to survive until darkness comes to turn the tables. Make plans to see this brilliant, suspenseful show this February at the Playhouse.

Performance Dates: February 15-18 & 23-25, 2018

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Wait Until Dark
Feb
15
to Feb 18

Wait Until Dark

Fredrick Knott’s classic thriller is coming to the Yorkshire! When suspicious characters begin arriving at Susy’s apartment looking for a doll, she’ll be forced to use every resource available to survive until darkness comes to turn the tables. Make plans to see this brilliant, suspenseful show this February at the Playhouse.

Performance Dates: February 15-18 & 23-25, 2018

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Wait Until Dark -- Auditions
Dec
11
to Dec 13

Wait Until Dark -- Auditions

Fredrick Knott’s classic thriller is coming to the Yorkshire! When suspicious characters begin arriving at Susy’s apartment looking for a doll, she’ll be forced to use every resource available to survive until darkness comes to turn the tables. Audition for this first show in the Yorkshire Playhouse 2018 season!

Audition Dates: December 11-13

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
Dec
5
to Dec 10

Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Who hasn’t curled up on a cold winter night with a story about Laura Ingalls Wilder? The Yorkshire Playhouse is proud to bring you a story of a Christmas with the Ingalls family that you may never have heard before. Join Laura as she learns the importance of family and how love endures even when life is difficult. This poignant and moving story of hope, healing, and family is swept along through dialogue, humor, and period songs. Join the Ingalls family in celebrating Christmas at the Yorkshire Playhouse!

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Busybody (week 2)
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Busybody (week 2)

She’s a very good cleaning lady; she’s an even better detective. If only the dead body would stay where she left it, she might actually be able to convince the police. Will The Busybody stumble onto the evidence and solve the case before the killer gets away? Join us next fall to find out.

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Busybody
Sep
28
to Oct 1

Busybody

She’s a very good cleaning lady; she’s an even better detective. If only the dead body would stay where she left it, she might actually be able to convince the police. Will The Busybody stumble onto the evidence and solve the case before the killer gets away? Join us next fall to find out.

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Children's Theatre--Auditions
May
1
to May 6

Children's Theatre--Auditions

It's almost time for Children's Theatre Auditions! 

This year, we will be returning to the first story performed by our Children's theatre, but with a new twist. Join us as we once again venture down the rabbit hole!

Alice in Wonderland 

Written and Directed by John I Baker, III

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Circle, Mirror, Transformation
Apr
27
to Apr 30

Circle, Mirror, Transformation

Meet Marty, a woman who just wants to bring a little art to her community in the form of an Acting Class and the four people who join that class. Through a series of acting games, they come to know each other and themselves. You won’t want to miss the award winning show with a funny name—Circle, Mirror, Transformation.

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The Madwoman of Chaillot (week 2)
Feb
23
to Feb 26

The Madwoman of Chaillot (week 2)

Tired of all the political rhetoric after this election? Come watch a rather strange woman and her crazy bunch of friends put on trial the devious, greedy businessmen and politicians, making the world a better place with a little love and kindness—and a whole heaping scoop of madness.

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The Madwoman of Chaillot
Feb
16
to Feb 19

The Madwoman of Chaillot

Tired of all the political rhetoric after this election? Come watch a rather strange woman and her crazy bunch of friends put on trial the devious, greedy businessmen and politicians, making the world a better place with a little love and kindness—and a whole heaping scoop of madness.

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Auditions -- A Christmas Story
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Auditions -- A Christmas Story

The Playhouse is holding open auditions:

  • October 11th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 12th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 13th 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Christmas is coming!
So is the Yorkshire Playhouse Christmas Show!
This year we will be performing “A Christmas Story”

Come audition to be a part of the magic of the holiday! Join Ralphie's Christmas quest to get the perfect gift, a genuine Red Ryder BB gun, in one of the most memorable and hilarious Christmas stories ever told.

We are looking for 2 Men, 2 Women, 4 Boys (Between 8 and 14 years old), 1 Boy (Between6 and 10 years old), and 2 Girls (Between 8 and 14 years old).

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Finally, the Christmas movie we all love is coming to the Yorkshire Playhouse!
The show runs December 6 – 11

THE CAST – A Christmas Story

Ralphie Parker is our young protagonist. Equal parts dreamer and schemer, Ralphie doesn’t just covet an air rifle, he also knows (or thinks he knows) exactly how to persuade the adults around him that his cause is a righteous one. (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Ralph Parker, Ralphie’s older, wiser alter ego, functions as the story’s narrator and assumes the roles of the various townspeople who populate the landscape of the play. (Male Part)

Ralphie’s Mother is a patient parent with firm convictions – in particular, the conviction that her son should not own an air rifle. It takes a lot to ruffle her feathers, but the provocative leg lamp that Ralphie’s father wins in a send-away contest does seem to do the trick. (Female Part)

The Old Man, the Parker family’s beleaguered patriarch, is a grumpy, good-hearted father with a penchant for highly original (and to the audience’s ears profanity-free) invective and a deeply held desire to be a winner. (Male Part)

Randy, Ralphie’s little brother, sure is cute, but getting him to eat his breakfast or don his snowsuit can be a serious headache. (Male between 6 and 10 Years Old) Schwartz and Flick are Ralphie’s two best friends. Flick is the unfortunate guinea pig in the infamous frozen-flagpole-licking experiment, while Schwartz becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie accidentally utters an unspeakable word. (2 Male parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Scut Farkas is the schoolyard bully who routinely torments Ralphie and his friends. He has yellow eyes! (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old) Miss Shields is Ralphie’s teacher. She’s also an integral component of his campaign for the perfect Christmas gift. (Female Part)

Esther Jane and Helen are two of Ralphie’s classmates. Helen is something of a child prodigy, while Esther Jane seems to have a particular interest in our young protagonist. (2 Female parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)

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