On the Road Again

Traveling Children's Theatre Celebrates 15 Years


The York College Traveling Children’s Theatre celebrates its 15th season this spring with their production of The Wizard of Oz. The drama troupe, under the direction of John I. Baker III, is chosen by audition each fall and begins rehearsals in the spring semester. The 12-member cast surrenders their Tuesday and Thursday mornings to practices and performances.

Beginning the first of March, they will pack up twice a week and perform at various elementary schools in Nebraska and for special events, such as High School Days. With over twenty performances in the semester, the students in this theatre company interact with thousands of elementary kids, bringing each show to life with a personal touch.

See the full performance schedule or Colorado tour details.

“The cast grows so much through the experience of repeated performances and serving as cast and crew," said Baker. "Seeing the magic come to life is what acting, directing, set construction and watching are all about.”

Besides a performance during Spring High School Days, an opportunity for audiences to see this year's show on campus is Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is in Gurganus Hall (10th & Kiplinger) and is free admission. Click here for more information on the show.

York College Traveling Children's Theatre 1998-2012:
The Wizard of Oz 2012
Alice in Wonderland 2011 (pics)
In One Basket 2010 (pics)
Pinocchio2009 (pics)
Aladdin 2008
The Jack Tales 2007
The Hobbit 2006
Robin Hood 2005
Alia Baba and The Magic Cave 2004
Charlotte’s Web 2003
Incantation: Frog Prince 2002
The Emperor’s New Clothes 2001
Pinocchio Commedia 2000
Alice in Wonderland 1999
Wiley and the Hairy Man 1998

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