The 2019 YoungStars Program registration will be open beginning Monday, May 6, 2019 until all spaces have been filled.

HTC sponsors a youth theatre educational experience each summer called “YoungStars”.

About YoungStars: This annual workshop is a 4-week theatre educational workshop targeted for area youth who have completed grades 4-8. The YoungStars program delivers two live theatre productions. Students going through the program will benefit by learning about theatre, confidently preparing for participation in Middle and High School theatre events, and, where appropriate, auditioning for HTC productions. The program is also designed to provide practical leadership and work experience for an Assistant Director and Teen Mentors.

Casting will be determined after auditions held the first week of the workshop. Students will be placed where they are the best fit for this show.


YoungStars 2019

YoungStars workshop will run June 10 – July 1, 2019.  Classes/Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday*, 9:30-11:30am.  (*There will be no Friday workshop on June 14th.)  Performances will be at 7pm on Monday, July 1st and Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 (there is no morning rehearsal on July 2nd).  Classes and Performances will take place at New Discoveries Montessori Academy in the Multipurpose Room.

Cost to attend the performances is $6 per person per night.  Tickets will be available in advance through the online box office beginning June 10th or at the door prior to each performance.


Registration is on a first come/ first in basis with maximum 30 participants.  Registration fees must be paid online via the Box Office prior to filling out the online application.

BOX OFFICE PAYMENTS – CLICK HERE (Registration will not be visible until May 6th)

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM – CLICK HERE (Please make sure you have paid for your student’s registration using the online box office before completing the Registration Form.  You will need the “Ticket Code” found towards the bottom of your ticket to submit the form.  Tickets are sent via email immediately after purchase.)

Cost: $80 ea


This year’s play is “Haphazardly Ever After” by Jeff Fluharty

Directed by: Cassie Jurgenson
Assistant Director: Alyssa Engel

About the play:

Tons of magical fun awaits in this original, one-of-a-kind fractured fairy tale farce!  A kind king and queen have trouble in their royal family — four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles.  There’s the mean Princess Cinnamon, the not-so-bright Princess Peppermint, the vain Prince Hairgel and Prince Slacker, who thinks being a prince is just way, way too hard.  The king and queen try everything to bring happiness and harmony to their family.  They hire a royal therapist, bring in royal teachers and even attempt to marry off their children, all to no avail.  The king and queen are ready for a happily-ever-after that doesn’t include adult children still living at home, so they call upon the fairy godmother to help.  However, after learning the outrageous cost of hiring the fairy godmother (let alone the permits required), the king and queen decide to create a do-it-yourself fairy tale with the help of supplies purchased at The Enchanted Depot.  Royal chaos!  Of course, nothing goes as planned, but everyone is changed by their experiences.  And through a series of haphazard events, the royal family just might live happily ever after, after all.


Student Applications will be available online beginning May 6, 2019.  Registration Fees must be paid using the online Box Office PRIOR to filling out the online forms.  You will need the “TICKET CODE” from your registration fee purchase confirmation in order to complete the online application form.  **Forms will be available May 6th**

We will only be using online forms for 2019 – if you have problems completing the online registration (AVAILABLE AS OF MAY 6TH), please contact Angela at 952-237-1063.

Admission is limited to first 30 students.  Completed grades 4 – 8.  No early registration.

Contact info: Cassie Jurgenson 320-552-2965 or

Teen Mentor Opportunity

The YoungStars Program will be utilizing 2 – 3 teen (16-19 years old) mentors to assist with the workshop. Teens interested in the Teen Mentor program should fill out and turn in the mentor application located here: HTC Young Stars Teen Mentor Form (1)

Please email all completed applications and/or inquiries to Cassie Jurgenson at