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Making Magic

VYTal Affair

Saturday, August 20th

Thank You To Our Sponsors



Sponsor a Seat = Sponsoring a Child


    Did you know?

  • Since 1996, more than 13,000 at-risk youth from social service agencies across the Valley have participated in our Sponsor-A-Seat program. They have enjoyed such VYT productions as Annie, Cinderella, High School Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver!, West Side Story and The Wiz, Peter Pan and Into the Woods.
  • This year’s audience will be bedazzled by our musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Over the years we have partnered with a number of agencies including: Boys and Girls Club, Crisis Nursery, Florence Crittenton, Free Arts of Arizona, Friendly House, Guthrie Mainstream Services, Phoenix Day Center, Shaw School, South Phoenix Youth Center, Sunshine Acres, Salvation Army, UMOM New Day Centers, Up With Kids, Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters and more. 
  • Each year employee volunteers from APS and other companies volunteer their time on performance day to help VYT staff make Sponsor-A-Seat an extra-special day for our participants. A contribution of $50 sponsors one child’s ticket and lunch with the cast and crew. Be sure to check with your organization to see if they have a matching gift program.


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▪ VYT impacts 40,000+ children and families annually through our performances, workshops, camps and development programs.

▪ VYT provides 3,600 at-risk students from two inner-city school districts the opportunity to participate in our award winning Literacy and the Arts program; since 1994 more than 75,000 children have participated.

▪  Nearly 800 children from all socio-economic backgrounds in the Valley audition for six mainstage shows per season; of those, nearly 400 are cast and participate Fee Free as actors, technicians, and musicians.

▪ More than 7,000 students from school’s valley-wide attend school-day performances of mainstage shows each season at greatly reduced ticket prices.

Your contribution TO VYT is 100% tax-deductible. Please know that your financial support ensures that the mission we began 26 years ago, and the impact that we have made on the lives of thousands of young people, will continue and thrive.  The proof  of our impact  is in the profiles of the young people who have gone on to become our community’s leaders – lawyers, doctors, business professionals, police officers – and, yes, our nation’s actors, actresses, singers and writers. 

When you support Valley Youth Theatre, you become part of the VYT team.  YOU can share the credit for the difference we’ve made in the lives of the outstanding children who come through our doors.  Please help us provide our community’s youth with the opportunity to “be the very best they can be!”


Spotlight: Alumni


Kimiko graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan as a musical theatre major and was honored to represent the Musical Theatre department in the school's "Collage" performance in October, 2006. She was a 2007 NFAA youngARTS Winner in Theater and one of fifty youths nominated nationally to be a 2007 Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

She attended Boston Conservatory and was cast in the role of Thea in the national tour of Broadway's 2007 Tony award winning Best Musical SPRING AWAKENING.

VYT audiences enjoyed Kimiko for over seven years, as Demeter in CATS, Ursula Merkle in BYE BYE BIRDIE for which she received an ariZoni Award, Aunt Sponge in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, and Turtle in A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, Young Frog and Squirrel. She also performed as Ayah in THE SECRET GARDEN, ensemble in the joint VYT/Phoenix Theatre production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: INTO THE WOODS. 

Glenn has also appeared in feature films Construction; Nous York; and Hairbrained starring Brendan Fraser & Parker Posey; and the movie-musical short, Galaxy Comics, by director Kevin McMullin. In 2014, she joined the cast of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black as Brook Soso. She has also appeared in the music video "I Wanna Get Better" by Bleachers.[4]

In 2016, Glenn was cast as Dawn in the Broadway transfer of Waitress, which opened on April 24th in the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Learn more about Kimiko Glenn | View All Alumni


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