The 2018 YoungStars Program registration will be available in May 2018.

Please check back this spring for more information regarding the 2018 YoungStars Program


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.

Students should understand that they may be placed in either the cast or the stage crew. This will be determined after auditions. Students will be placed where they are the best fit for this show.


YoungStars 2017


YoungStars workshop will run June 5-29, 2017.  Classes/Rehearsals are held Monday-Thursday, 9:30-11:30am.  Performances will be at 7pm on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2017 (there is no morning rehearsal on June 29th).  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.


Registration is on a first come/ first in basis with maximum 30 participants.


Cost: $80 ea


Play is “The Snow White Variety Show” by Brian D. Taylor


About the play:

All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy!  The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Show White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life.  As each new dwarf takes a turn telling part of Show White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, the players’ re-enactment shifts to match the style and personality of that particular dwarf.  At any given moment, the story can be anything – romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie!  There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant!  It all culminates in a mad-dash ending of fast-changing genres that sets the record straight on Show White’s happily-ever-after.  This variety show spoof of a fairytale classic literally has something for everyone!


Please DO NOT drop them off at the Center for the Arts.  Admission is limited to first 30 students.  Completed grades 4 – 8.  No early registration.

Contact info: Mary Haugen 320-296-1895 or

Teen Mentor Opportunity

Mary will be utilizing 2 – 3 teen (16-19 years old) mentors to assist with the workshop. Teen mentor application at top of page.