Season 2017 - 2018



Shrek The Musical
August 11 – 27, 2017

Herberger Theater Center

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Jeanine Tesori’s “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Music by Jeanine Tesori | Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Presented through special arrangement w/ Music Theatre International


Madagascar A Musical Adventure
October 28 – November 19, 2017 

Herberger Theater Center

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” Book by Kevin Del Aguila Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan

Presented through special arrangement w/ Music Theatre International


A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
December 1 – 23, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre

A VYT Christmas classic tradition returns to the snow-covered Hundred Acre Woods for it’s 22nd anniversary!  A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin the story of a Christmas Eve long ago when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of the woods believes he has lost his tail and is VERY miserable.  Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and all their friends organize a search party to find his tail.

Join the fun and excitement in the winter wonderland… sing along with the delightful songs and follow this enchanting musical along its holiday adventure of sharing, caring, friendship and JOY.

Book, Music & Lyrics by James W. Rodgers | Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh Presented through special arrangement w/ Dramatic Publishing


The Hobbit
February 9 – 25, 2018

Valley Youth Theatre

Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien | Adapted for the stage by Markland Taylor
Presented through special arrangement w/ Dramatic Publishing Company


Little Women, A Broadway Musical
April 6 – 22, 2018

Valley Youth Theatre

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield.

Filled with adventure, heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” tell a timeless, captivating story that is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

Music by Jason Howland | Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein | Book by Allan Knee | Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Presented through special arrangement w/ Music Theatre International


Annie, The Musical
June 15 – July 1, 2018

Herberger Theater Center

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." 

Book by Thomas Meehan | Music by Charles Strouse | Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
Presented through special arrangement w/ Music Theatre International



*Dates and shows are subject to change without notice.