Meet Marty—the beauty among the Pink Ladies, Marty views herself as sophisticated and older than the other girls, but reveals her true self when she opens her mouth. Recent Hilton Head Prep graduate Caylin Campis joins the Main Street family to bring this character to life in the upcoming production of Grease, opening June 20th. Caylin’s recent credits include Eponine/Fantine in Les Mis and Amy in Little Women the Musical. She will be attending the College of Charleston in the fall perusing a degree in Musical Theatre and Education.

Hilton Head native Logan Naddy is returning to the Main Street stage to bring this comedic member of the Burger Palace Boys to life. No stranger to theatrics, Logan is appearing in his tenth MSYT production while on summer break from LSU where he is pursuing a degree in musical theatre. In his free time he can be found entertaining his friends both on and off the stage with his charming antics and endless supply of witty banter. Catch Logan and the rest of the gang is MSYT’s Grease, running June 20-July 1. Get tickets now at

The auditions schedule for the upcoming Main Street Youth Theatre production of Grease has been released. Auditions will take place at Main Street Theatre Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Callbacks will take place on May 9 and 10 as needed.

More information about auditions can be found at the auditions pageMain Street Theater is located at 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Please note that Grease the musical contains adult content.

Main Street Youth Theatre is kicking off the 2018 show season with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, with eight showtimes starting March 2. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the MSYT website tickets page (

Originally presented as a television extravaganza, this famous fairy tale has been re-fashioned and set to music by two great masters of the musical. The characters are given greater depth plus a more human quality, and it is only through Cinderella’s innocent faith in a miracle that allows her wish to go to the ball to come true. Musical highlights include “In My Own Little Corner”, “A Lovely Night”, “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and “Impossible.”

MSYT celebrated its 20th anniversary season in 2017 with the retrospective show This is Our Story, featuring a tribute to the late Judy Gallagher. The 2018 season will feature two shows in addition to Cinderella, with one in the summer and one in the late fall. Learn more at the

It’s a big year for The Main Street Youth Theatre. It actually began as a small group of interested islander’s then became The Hilton Head Community and Youth Theater in the early ’90s until 2006 when the name was officially changed to The Main Street Youth Theatre. Productions were originally staged at the community playhouse located in Dunnagan’s Alley with rehearsals at Hilton Head Prep. It was founded with a goal to create a family-centered community-based theater where the performers are local children, parents and community
adults. The mission included an objective to educate young local performers in all aspects of the theater, and to encourage family involvement in this activity. By exposing youth to a true theatrical experience, the Main Street Youth Theatre would provide an avenue to increase their self-esteem as well as enlighten and educate them through the power of live performance. 20 years later with nearly 70 production credits, that goal and mission remains intact.

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With 2017 bringing this milestone anniversary, its board members have been charged with creating a celebration that will include past alumni and current cast members. “The Main Street Youth Theatre has had such a positive impact on so many young lives”, Board Chairperson Cindra Seamon notes. “So many alumni remain involved in some aspect of theater whether community-based or otherwise and we have numerous alumni that have gone on to embrace the arts as a career. Either way, the theater has left such a positive mark and we have so much to celebrate.” The widespread impact has been with adults as well. From parents of the young thespians to volunteers as well as board members, countless hours and endless encouragement have been invested. So many adults have played key roles in the success of the organization; one in particular whose legacy continues and is given special honor this year is Judy Gallagher. Judy’s love of theater and in particular the Main Street Youth Theatre was evident in the numerous productions she performed in as well as her dedication to the organization off the stage. She had a passion and a joy seeing our area youth pouring their hearts into every production and wanted to see that continue long into the future. Her contribution has been significant and no 20th anniversary celebration would be complete without a special thank you to Judy.

So what does the future hold for Main Street Youth Theatre? The immediate future includes the spectacular 20th anniversary show entitled “This Is Our Story; Celebrating 20 Years” and auditions are scheduled for October 18th & 19th from 6pm-8pm at the Seahawk Cultural Center. This musical revue will pay homage to some of the favorite past shows and include special appearances from MSYT alumni. The show will run from November 30th thru December 3rd (only five shows) and all are encouraged to “save the date”. Tickets can be purchased now by going to

The 2018 season promises to bring an even more exciting line-up for our youth. The current board is dedicated to maintaining the goals and mission of the theater and looks forward to providing stellar theatrical experiences to many generations to come. Congratulations Main Street Youth Theatre… 20 beautiful years. Judy would be proud.

MSYT is a nonprofit organization established in 1997. For more information about MSYT go to, or email

Main Street Youth Theatre Summer Workshops for Young Actors

Main Street Youth Theatre is pleased to offer two summer workshops for aspiring, young actors. These workshops will be conducted by Dan Brown who just closed his Directing debut with Main Street Youth Theatre of The Wizard of Oz.

Acting for Young Actors

The Acting for Young Actors camp is meant for both children who are new to the stage, and actors with multiple productions under their belts. In this camp acting will be approached in two different ways. The rst is through theatre games. These games are designed to promote spacial awareness along with cooperation and theatrical creation. The second way that we will be approaching theatre is through rehearsing and performing short scenes. Children will be divided into groups of 2-3 to learn scenes selected for them based on their experience. The rehearsal process for a show will be condensed into a process for learning a scene. On the final day of camp, parents will be invited to come in and watch the scenes. Assisting Dan will be Grant Grace,who played the Scarecrow in MSYT’s recent production of The Wizard of Oz.

  • Cost: $125
  • Session I: July 31-August 4, 9:00-12:00
  • Session II: August 7-August 11, 1:00-4:00 Each session must have at least eight participants.

Audition Bootcamp

Audition Bootcamp is a camp designed to prepare actor for auditions through preparation of prepared materials and cold reads. By then end of the camp actors will have two 16-bar songs of contrasting styles audition ready, along with two 30 second monologues of contrasting styles. Actors are asked to come with at least one song and monologue prepared.

  • Cost: $150
  • Session I: July 31-August 4, 1:00-4:00
  • Session II: August 7-August 11, 9:00-12:00 Each session must have at least eight participants


To register for these workshops please email Dan Brown at A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. For questions and other details regarding these workshops, please email Dan Brown at

Pre-Audition Workshops

These pre-audition workshops will give young actors the opportunity to give mock vocal and dance auditions Cold reads will also be practiced if time permits. Actors will receive feedback from the production team to help them improve their audition. Feedback will range from proper audition techniques, to very specific vocal feedback depending on the level of the actor. Pre-audition workshops are a great way for any actor who is considering auditions to get a first run out of the way, so that nerves affect them less during the audition itself. These workshops are also the perfect way for young actors to learn about the audition process and familiarize themselves with other actors that they will be working with.

For questions email:


For auditions, please have prepared 16 bars (approximately 30 seconds) of music. Music does not need to be memorized but it helps. Music will be performed without accompaniment, but does not have to be from a Broadway show. We want to see actors show off their voices in whatever way that they find suitable. Music auditions will be followed by a small group dance auditions. Actors will be taught 16 bars of a dance and asked to perform it in groups of 5-10. We do not expect perfection on these dances but we do expect energy and effort.

For questions email:


Any actor given a callback will be emailed a piece from the show to prepare. Actors will also be given sides from the script for cold reads in groups. Any actor at a callback is being considered for a lead role and expected to perform their song and cold reads in front of their peers. If you do not receive a callback, do not assume that you will not be cast. We are only calling back for a few roles.


The cast will be announced shortly following the callbacks. It will be posted on Facebook and on the website.

Please note to get to the Palmetto Hall Golf Club you will turn off towards the Club before getting to the gate entrance into Palmetto Hall.

Coming June 21-25, 28-July 2, 2017

The Wizard of Oz is a musical commissioned by the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The Muny) based on the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz and using the film’s songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The book of the musical is by Frank Gabrielson, who would later write an adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz for Shirley Temple (1960).

Debuting as Director is Dan Brown who performed in many MSYT productions. Musical Director is Philip Paluszak who has a magnificent music background is coming to MSYT as a guest artist. And rounding out our crew, Jodi Layman who has a long association with MSYT will choreograph this show.

A teenage girl, Dorothy, lives on a farm in dreary Kansas with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em dreaming of faraway places (“Over the Rainbow”). One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy inside, is swept off by a tornado to Munchkin land in the Land of Oz. The falling house kills the cruel ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the Sorceress of the North greet Dorothy (“Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” and “Munchkinland”). The Sorceress tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the Emerald City to ask the great Wizard of Oz to help her return home. We follow Dorothy down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City.

The show runs June 21 – 24 and June 28-July 1 at 7:00 pm, June 25 and July 2 at 2:00 pm at the Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. June 22 is THRIFY THURSDAY, Adults $15 and Students $10. Group Rates available by calling the Box Office. There is a $1 ticket fee charged per ticket for a credit card transaction.

Main Street Youth Theatre is a nonprofit (501) c 3 celebrating 20 years of putting young actors in the spotlight. For more information about us go to


June 21-25, 28-July 2, 2017