Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts

Macabre author Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales come to life in this award-winning adaptation that’s both original and familiar, with classic elements from several of his most famous stories. It’s nearly midnight, of course, and our troubled protagonist is having difficulty sleeping... or at least he thinks he is: “I am haunted by dreams, even when I wake. And so I wander in this dazed stupor, unsure if I am awake or asleep, unsure if I am alive.” With the Raven acting as a grim and mischievous tour guide, both the positively dead and the presumed living give breath to thrilling Poe retellings that have a finger firmly on the pulse of his greatest Gothic works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Raven,” and more. Will Poe ever rest easy again? Will you? So sayeth the Raven: nevermore.

Public Performances

  • Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
  • Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 4, 3 p.m.
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Our SYAA actors and actresses head back to Broadway for our 6th installment of our annual holiday cabaret to celebrate Christmas, Broadway style! Featuring holiday classics like "White Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "Counting Down to Christmas," these Broadway standards and some secular favorites will have you feeling the magic of theatre and leave you in the perfect Christmas spirit. Join us back on Broadway and break a leg!

Public Performances:

  • Fri., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 15, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 16, 3 p.m.
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is one you won't want to miss!

Public Performances:

  • Sat., Feb. 23, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 24, 3 p.m.
  • Sat., Mar. 2, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sun., Mar. 3, 3 p.m.
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It's Alice's first day at Wonderland High and she is worried that she won't fit in, and having her bratty little brother in the junior high on the same campus isn't helping things at all. From her first encounter with Bunny, the head cheerleader, to her lunchroom meeting with the Mad Hat and his rap crew, Alice doesn't understand why everyone in high school can't just get along. Celebrating the writing and wit of Lewis Carroll, with his characters reimagined in a contemporary high school setting, Wonderland High is sure to take you on a trip through the halls of academia that you will never forget.

Public Performances:

  • Fri., Apr. 26, 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Apr. 27, 2 p.m.
  • Sun., Apr. 28, 3 p.m.
  • Sat., May 4, 2 & 7 p.m.
  • Sun., May 5, 3 p.m.
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