Professional Youth Theatre of Michigan LLC is an educational youth theatre (theater) company based in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti / Novi Michigan area.

it's finally happening! PYTmi takes the stage at the Riversdie Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti.

Auditions are now over and the cast is all set! Come see our show Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m, Saturday 10/16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m, or on Sunday, 10/17, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Adults $15. and kiddos (under 12) $10.

PYTMI recently featured in an article by writer Sarah Rigg, from Concentrate - Ann Arbor

"The Show Must Go on Online!"

-From The Show Must Go Online by Beat by Beat Press

Join PYTMI for our awesome virtual productions as we strive to bring the joy of musical theatre and the much-needed opportunities for social engagement to young artists in these unprecedented times. We are now in our 5th and 6th virtual productions and our biggest undertakings yet, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast! Actors will have a blast in our safe, online rehearsals, beginners or seasoned veterans alike. We will be acting, singing, dancing, and taking advantage of this opportunity to learn more about performing on camera, as well!


" We have loved doing the virtual production of "The Show Must Go Online.". Rehearsals are fun and bring the joy of theatre to my kiddo in our own home. Actors take time to listen and give each other feedback, and in turn are learning not only from the directors, but also from one another. Megan and Drue provide a lot of personal feedback that has resulted in a lot of hard work and growth for our theatre kid. I highly recommend trying a virtual show! " -Jenn, "Avery's mom"

Our most recent virtual production Annie Jr. is now available to view for free.

Visit: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/48864 it is free to rent! Check it out! We had over 45 incredibly talented young actors audition and are happy to report we cast every single one!

Super Happy Awesome News! A virtual musical. Performed here by our Septemer, 2020 cast.

OUR MISSION

-to offer young actors a safe way to continue to pursue their love of acting during the COVID 19 pandemic by offering virtual theatre productions completely online!

-to provide an anti-racist, inclusive, fun, safe atmosphere for *theatre kids, ages 5-19 to thrive socially

-to make high quality educational theatre accessible to all

-to provide young artists with real world skills through hands-on learning and production opportunities

-to produce quality theatre, utilizing both original and licensed productions

-to involve young artists in every aspect of theatre, from first read through to set strike

-to fill the void in educational theatre arts by providing every young artist opportunities to explore writing, composing, directing, performing, and theatre -technology, and a path to progressively building those skills

-to instruct young artists, if interested in pursuing theatre as a career, in the skills necessary to be a professional artist

PYTMI OFFERS

-Virtual musicals

-summer camps

-acting classes for youth ages 5-19 (through high school graduation)

-full length musical and nonmusical productions

-playwriting workshops

-improvisation workshops

-direction for productions both musical and non

-individual acting coaching

-consultations for productions in rehearsal to help enhance the acting and direction

-stagecraft rental and consultation

-audio engineering and consultation

*THEATRE KID: Any kid, especially high school-aged, who is involved with drama and or theatre at their school or community arts center. A true theatre kid will fit any of the following criteria:
-hangs out around the auditorium/ chorus/band/drama room in school -exclusively wears a shirt advertising their next production or celebrating the glorious memories of their former productions-wore costumes 24/7/365 until they started school and that school had a DUMB rule that they couldn’t wear costumes at school -has an abnormal number of inside jokes with other theatre kids -spells "theatre" with the e at the end of the word-obsessed with any of the following musicals; Spring Awakening, RENT, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton or anything else that most kids in the main stream would not know of. -hangs out at school at odd times AKA late after school, weekends, early mornings -often lacking a sense of personal boundaries with other theatre kids-close friends with their theatre, choir, band advisors-LOVES to perform to a fault

Contact Us: pytmichigan@gmail.com

Phone: 734-660-2966