Current Production

HTYP is excited to announce: Brundibár!

Brundibár will be coming to the Sir James Dunn theatre May 16 – 19th. 

Brundibár is an opera written for children and performed at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. No more than forty minutes long, it received its premiere in German-occupied Prague at the Jewish Orphanage before the mass transports of Jews to Theresienstadt began in 1942. 

The show will be directed by Artistic Director Tessa Mendel, with musical direction by Eszter Horvath, and the production will feature professional musicians, including Scott MacMillan and members of Symphony Nova Scotia, children from the local community and professional set and lighting designers. The production, along with an educational component, guest speakers and a photography exhibit will take place at Sir James Dunn Theatre in May, 2019 with performances for both schools and the public.

If you or someone you know wants to get involved with Brundibár, let us know! We have a few roles left to fill, and the chorus is open to any school-age child or youth who is interested!
Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 4-7pm beginning February 12th, and three Saturdays (Mar. 9th, Apr. 6th, & May 4th). 
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HTYP has two shows available for touring!

Art Attakk! & Red Fish


Art Attakk!

Touring April 1st-12th all over Nova Scotia.
Now touring: three short plays by Nova Scotian playwrights inspired by original Nova Scotian art!  Art Attakk! is a “vibrant and fascinating mix of art and theatre”. This funny and endearing show includes a hip hop musical, the story of an unexpected friendship and a eulogy for a cat! Art Attakk! hits kids where they live and demonstrates that art and creativity can help us understand, accept, and express our emotions and connect with others.

Grades 3-6

See our schools page for more information, and how to bring Art Attakk! to your school!


Red Fish: A Comedy About Depression

Liz and Ethan are navigating the pitfalls of being a teenager in 2019, while dealing with their own depression and anxiety. Along the way they meet the Superhero Redfish who claims he’s here to help them… but what happens when our innermost voice becomes our worst enemy?

Grades 6-10

See our schools page for more information, and how to bring Red Fish to your school!