Midcoast Youth Theater is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing arts opportunities to young people in Midcoast Maine. We produce five musicals each year, engaging 200-500 participants each season. Participation in an MYT production builds more than theatrical skill and experience. Our engaged, creative, multi-generational mentorship builds important character assets in our children such as tolerance, cooperation, respect, creative problem-solving, confidence, public-speaking skills, team-work skills, and leadership.
Our five productions a year include family shows in winter and spring, and separate elementary, middle school and teen shows during the summer. Children are involved in the entire theater process, not only performing, but also as the technical crew and apprentice directors, stage managers and choreographers.
The Heart of Midcoast Youth Theater
Our rehearsals and productions are magical. It’s the children, the look of accomplishment in their eyes. It’s the generosity of the children and teens as they mentor littler ones, support one another, and help cast members with special needs. It’s the singing and dancing on stage—the sum of so much hard work, and the expression of such focus and mastery—that delights us and our audiences. It’s the multi-generational community that is created for all who participate. In short, it’s the heart of Midcoast Youth Theater that inspires us and keeps us going.
Since it’s inception in 2003, MYT has produced and performed 40 musicals starring hundreds of community members of all ages. Henry Eichmann, our founder, has directed 32 of those shows, giving tirelessly of his time and always generous with his kindness and encouragement.