Fort Wayne Youtheatre

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre is celebrating Black History Month with the world premiere of Building the Dream: MLK Jr this Friday evening, February 7th.

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre will be presenting the local premiere of Frozen Jr. this Friday evening, December 6th, at First Presbterian Theater.

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The Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been educating, engaging and entertaining audiences since 1934. This week on WBOI Presents, Director Christopher J. Murphy and a cast of Youtheatre’s talented young performers transport us back in time to the days before television, when the airwaves were abuzz with the likes of Burns and Allen, Jack Benny and Orson Welles. Our friends from Fort Wayne Youtheatre have transformed the WBOI Studios for WYTR’s Hallloween Tales.

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been going strong for eighty-five years, now, and this season is off to a great start, thanks to its new Executive Artistic Director, Todd Espeland.

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This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre is celebrating Black History Month, and its 5th production in the "Young Heroes of Conscience" Series, with the moving story of "Young Harriet Tubman."

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The animated TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," has been delighting at-home audiences for more than 50 years.

Now, thanks to the Fort Wayne Youtheatre, it's coming alive this Friday--literally, in its local premiere at First Pres Theater.

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This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre is wrapping up the spring season with its fourth annual Fairy Tale Fest.

This year's celebration is full of iconic characters and story lines, including an original adaptation of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," set in the 1980s. 

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In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school.

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre is launching its fall season this Friday evening with a step away from the usual lighthearted musical fare. They'll be performing an adaptation of William Golding's 1954 classic novel, "Lord of the Flies."

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Eighty years ago this month, Fort Wayne Youtheatre took the stage for the first time, with a performance of "The Steadfast Tin Soldier".

This weekend, they're toasting the past with a brand new adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen classic, written by their artist-in-residence, Harvey Cox.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with Cox and Youtheatre Director, Leslie Hormann, to find out more about the show and celebration.

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