Education

Greenbrier Valley Theatre's Youth Education Program operates with a mission to provide ongoing, inclusive, quality education in theatre and the performing arts. The opportunities offered through this program engage students in activities and exercises that challenge their ability and promote intellectual, creative, and personal growth.

Our successful Youth Education Program includes after-school drama classes on-site and at Greenbrier West High School, a partnership with Rainelle Elementary, a summer drama camp, intern/apprentice opportunities for college/high school students, student productions, professional productions with student matinees, and much more.  

We aim to enable youth to develop important life skills that positively influence their everyday choices so that they may lead healthy, fulfilled lives and contribute meaningfully to their communities now and in the future. Specifically, our programs provide an outlet for students to exercise and improve those skills, including empathy, public speaking, understanding and implementing communication theory and principles, critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaboration, and imagination. Through the development and regular use of these skills, we prepare our students for success in every facet of their lives, now and in adulthood.

Greenbrier Valley Youth Education's Production of
Alice in Wonderland Jr. 

Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle. Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico.Based on the 1951 Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" and the novels "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and "THrough the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

March 15 - 24

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she chases the White Rabbit to the strange and magical Wonderland. Lewis Carroll's delightfully whimsical tale is brought to life with exciting Disney songs such as "I'm Late" sung by the White Rabbit, "How D'Ye Do and Shake Hands" with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and "Painting the Roses Red" by the Royal Cards. This production includes over 30 students, is approximately 75 minutes without intermission and is appropriate for all audiences.

GVT Youth Education
2019 Spring Showcases

Both GVTeen plays will be performed together to make an uninterrupted hour long show.

General Admission | $12
Senior (60+)/Student/Child | $10

GVTots
Our Stories!
by GVT Staff
April 9 | 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

 

GVTweens
Kid Frankenstein
by Kathryn Schultz Miller
April 30 | 6:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

GVTeens I
Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit
by Jonathan Rand
May 7 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

GVTeens II
Spoon River Anthology
book by Edgar Lee Masters
May 7 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

GVTeen Conservatory
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
by Greg Allen
May 20 & 21 | 7:00 p.m.