Young People's Theatre
Main Stage Productions

2015-16 Season

All performances will be held in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building unless otherwise noted.

"Tumbleweeds," Oct. 16-18

TumbleweedsBased on the comic strip created by Tom K. Ryan
Book by Tim Kelly
Music by Arne Christiansen
Lyrics by Ole H. Kittleson

7 p.m. Oct. 16-17
2 p.m. Oct. 17-18

Tickets: $8
Tickets available 7/24 online at or call 636-922-8233.

Tumbleweeds, a good old-fashioned Western bursting with wonderful music and hilarious jokes, gets its name from the likable cowpoke who tries his best to be an optimist. It ain’t easy because he lives in the wretched frontier town of Grimy Gulch which is populated by bizarre characters, including cowboys, eccentric Indians, marriage bent ladies, soldiers from the near-by fort, and melodramatic villains ready to stir up trouble for poor Tumbleweeds, who simply longs to improve his town.

Contact Information:

Continuing Education Department

Scrooge! Dec. 18-20

ScroogeBook, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

7 p.m. Dec. 18-19
2 p.m. Dec. 19-20

Tickets: $10 
Tickets are available 7/24.  Purchase tickets online at or call 636-922-8233.

Through a wide range of both upbeat and heartfelt songs, the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns to change his ways and value the true meaning of Christmas through a series of ghostly visitations, resonates with the whole family and provides the perfect holiday entertainment.

Contact Information:

Continuing Education Department

"Fiddler on the Roof," March 18-20 and April 1-3

Fiddler on the RoofBook by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

7 p.m. March 18-19, April 1-2
2 p.m. March 19-20, April 2-3

Tickets: $10
Purchase tickets online at or call 636-922-8233.

This timeless story centers around Tevye, a simple, loving milkman who tries to protect his family and his way of life from a changing world. With iconic and beloved songs such as Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were A Rich Man, and Matchmaker, MatchmakerFiddler On The Roof is the perfect mix of humor and heart.

Fiddler On The Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684,

Contact Information:

Continuing Education Department

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.


Scenes from YPT's 2014-15 season.

YPT performance of "Sleepy Hollow"
Sleepy Hollow 

YPT's performance of "Miracle on 34th Street"
Miracle on 34th Street


Have you always wanted to be in the spotlight? Want to be part of a Young People's Theatre production? Check out audition dates for this season.