This year’s play is “Caught in the Web” by Brian D. Taylor

Directed by: Cassie Jurgenson


About the Play:

Phone-obsessed teens Sarah and Derek have heard their parents’ cautionary nagging before.  “One of these days you’re gonna get sucked up into that phone!”  And then one day…  it happened!

The two teens find themselves trapped in the internet and on a wild adventure through the World Wide Web!  Memes, viral videos, games, email, dating sites, and social media come alive onstage, including Fruit Ninja, The Dress, Distracted Boyfriend and Jealous Girlfriend, Harambe, and many more.  And of course, it wouldn’t be the internet without lots of cats and a dancing baby!

With an extremely clever tip of the hat to The Wizard of Oz, Twitter, Miserable Cat, and Sirilexa team up with Derek and Sarah to find The Google, who can help them in their search for a way home.  But The Google informs them of some bad news:  their parents are also caught in the web and need saving!  Now Derek and Sarah must brave the darker parts of the internet with identity thieves, trolls, knockoff sellers, and other shady characters such as the Nigerian Prince running scams.

The 2020 YoungStars Program registration will be open beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. Admission is limited to first 35 students.

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 2020

 Workshop Dates: June 8 – July 1, 2020

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am, Monday – Thursday

(There is no morning rehearsal July 2)

Location: New Discoveries Montessori Academy

Multipurpose Room Hutchinson, MN

Performances: Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 pm

For 35 students ages 10 – 14 (completed 4th – 8th grades)

Cost: $80


Registration is on a first come/ first in basis with maximum 35 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 4th)

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.)

Student Applications will be available online beginning May 4th, 2020.  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 4th**

We will only be using online forms for 2020 – if you have problems completing the online registration (AVAILABLE AS OF MAY 4TH), please contact Angela at 952-237-1063.

Admission is limited to first 35 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:  Young Stars Teen Mentor Form

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Monday, May 4th, 2020. All decisions will be made no later than Friday, May 8th, 2020.

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


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