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Youth Programs



Enroll now in The Tabard Theatre Company's
2017 Summer Youth/Mentor Production


Tabard Youth/Mentor Production Information Sheet

Created by Willie Reale (book and lyrics) and Robert Reale (music), and based on the books by Arnold Lobel, the show will be directed by Charlynn Knighton.

Young people ages 8 – 18 rehearse and perform alongside seasoned adult performers who teach and mentor the young actors in various aspects of theatre and performance. This is a unique program and opportunity for youth and mentors alike. Everyone who is registered for this production will be cast and asked to participate in a casting session that will be held to determine which role(s) would be best for each person, youth and mentors alike.   

Youth Enrollment: $100 production fee for all youth participating in the production.          

Adult Enrollment:  Adult performers interested in serving as mentors should contact the production’s director, Charlynn Knighton, to explore the opportunity.  

Casting Sessions: Sat, June 17: 9am-10am & Mon, June 19: 7pm-8pm    The production’s producer, Tunuviel Luv, will contact everyone registered to determine which casting session to attend. Questions regarding the casting session schedule or process may be directed to Tunuviel.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin June 21 and will typically be held from 6-9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a few exceptions. The final schedule will accommodate cast availability as much as possible. Rehearsals will be in the greater San Jose area, including Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS).

Performances: August 3-6, 2017, at Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS), 29 N. San Pedro Street, Downtown San Jose.

For Information about the production itself, please contact the director of the production, Charlynn Knighton, at


What do I need to do before "A Year with Frog and Toad!" Casting Sessions?

Please enroll in the Youth/Mentor Summer Production prior to the Casting dates.

Everyone who registers will be cast in the show. Our Casting Sessions help us to decide which role is right for you.  Once registered in the Youth/Mentor Production, you will be contacted and assigned a Casting Session time.  This process is our chance to get to know you and to see what your performance skills are at this time. 

I have no previous experience.  Is this production right for me?     Yes!  We welcome and encourage new-comers.  Our adult mentors and previous participants will welcome you and help you to feel comfortable.  We are here to have fun and make new friends while participating in theatre.  


The Tabard Theatre's Summer Performing Arts Youth Camp

The Tabard Theatre's Summer Performing Arts Youth Camp is a fun musical theatre adventure for youth of all skill levels! Children are given the opportunity to experience the many facets of musical theatre in a hands-on setting. For each session, we provide different workshops in the mornings that focus on a particular aspect of theatre, such as Improv, Dance, and Set Design. In the afternoon we rehearse a short review or mini musical that campers will perform at the end of the week. Come and explore your imagination!"

Each session ends with a Final Showcase performance. Act I is a sample of the camp workshops and Act 2 is a musical production. All Showcases are free to attend. Musicals are online, but are subject to change. Two-week session has a day-time performance and an evening performance.

Our camps focus on a processed based education in the performing arts. With this philosophy, we limit camp size to minimum of 10 campers, maximum of 25 campers.


Winnie the Pooh KIDS

June 19-23  Ages 6-10

Join Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated film as they band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin. Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.

Dates: June 19-23
Ages: 6 -10
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $255 (lunch available for $50 for the week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, June 23 at 2 pm.




Jungle Book KIDS

June 26-30  Ages 7-12

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS as the “man cub” Mowgli bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. 

Dates: June 26 - 30
Ages: 7-12
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $255 (lunch available for $50 for the week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, June 30 at 2 pm.




Annie KIDS

July 10-21 (two-week camp)  Ages 8-14

Join Annie on her first adventure as she discovers that the sun will come up tomorrow! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, this musical has many fun roles for boys and girls! 

Dates: July 10-21 (two-week camp)
Ages: 8-14
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $495 (lunch available for $50 per week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, July 21 at 2 pm.