Manhattan Youth's Dance Program Presents: The Nutcracker
Dont miss Manhattan Youth's fifth annual Nutcracker, a tribute to Tchaikovsky's immortal ballet. Children from all of our after-school dance classes - from ballet to hip hop - take the stage for a breathtaking holiday romp. A must-see for all ages!

Past Performances

MY IS289 Improv Show & Film Screening
Enjoy off-the-cuff comedy and inspired short films at the Manhattan Youth Players and Filmmaker's fall showcase.
Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 3:00pm
PS89 / IS289 Theater
201 Warren Street
New York, NY
Into The Woods 
The Manhattan Youth Players are back! Don't miss the amazing work of our award-winning teen theater troupe! The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tike in INTO THE WOODS JR, an abridged adaptation of one of Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.

All your favorite characters- Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch- meet and interact in the whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7pm
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3pm
PS 89 Auditorium
201 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10282
276 Improv Night 
The Manhattan Youth Players return to the IS 276 stage with the Spring Improv Show, a fun collection of improv games performed by middle school theater students in the Manhattan Youth After-School Program.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7pm

PS/IS 276 Theater
55 Battery Place
New York, NY 10282


Once Upon A Time 
 ONCE UPON A TIME: A Dance Spectacular based on Grimm's Fairy Tales Starring the After-School Dance Students from PS150, PS234, PS276, PS343, PS397, PS89 and the Downtown Community Center
Adapted & Directed by Susan Kay Choreographed by Junie Kenworthy, Annalisa Ledson, Marie Paldrup, Frida Persson, Morgan Preston, and Bella Takkunen.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 12pm & 4pm
PS 89 Auditorium
201 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10282

DVDs of the performance will be available. Click here to order.


Manhattan Youth Films hosted by the Tribeca Film Festival!
The Tribeca Film Festival hosts a special screening of original films being filmed this week in Manhattan Youth's middle school filmmaking intensive! Groups of talented, young filmmakers are collaborating to produce four short films for this unprecedented event. Please join two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry for a Q & A with the young directors following the screening.
Saturday, April 19 at 12pm
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street (at Laight Street)
New York, NY 10013

MY Annie 2014
Annie LogoLeapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR., an abridged adaptation of one of the world's best-loved and most-performed musicals.
With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage. Despite Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Friday, March 14, 2014 7 PM

Saturday, March 15, 2014 2 PM
PS/IS 276 Theater
55 Battery Place
New York, NY 10282

DVDs of the performance will be available. Click here to order.
MY Comedy of Errors 2014
Comedy of Errors LogoSeparated at birth, two sets of identical twins suddenly find themselves in a mess of mistaken identity, leading to wrongful arrests, accusations of infidelity, larceny, brawls, beatings, madness, and demonic possession. From Shakespearean scholars to Three Stooges fans, everyone will enjoy the fast action, slapstick comedy and witty wordplay of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

Friday, February 28, 2014 7 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014 3 PM
IS 289 Auditorium
201 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10282
DVDs of the performance are available. Click here to order.
MY Nutcracker 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
12pm and 4pm
PS 89 Auditorium
201 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10282

Click here for show information!
To purchase a dvd of the performance please download and fill out order form.
The Wizard of Oz Middle School Musical 2013
Performed June 7th & 8th
Wizard of Oz Dance Extravaganza 2013
Manga Macbeth 2013
by William Shakespeare
Performed February 13th
Romeo & Juliet 2013
by William Shakespeare
Performed February 12th &14th
MY Players 

Our award-winning teen theater company, the Manhattan Youth Players, produces up to three fully-staged productions per year at each middle school we serve, ranging from  Improv Comedy to Musical Theater to Shakespeare. See you at the show!