• About Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

    The Teen Musical Theater of Oregon (TMTO) is the youth theater program of Craterian Performances. TMTO shows are professionally-staged, large-scale and high-energy productions that are fun for the whole family. When you attend a TMTO show, you’ll be giving these talented young people the audience they deserve, and you’ll be getting one of the best entertainment values in Southern Oregon. As a TMTO patron said after a recent show, “The entire production was so professional. We will definitely try to see all of the Teen Musical Theater shows. We will bring some other people along with us, too. It’s something we want to share.” Share the fun and share the excitement: don’t miss the next TMTO show!

    Depending on the show and casting requirements, the age range for some TMTO shows includes children age 9 – 11; the age range for all TMTO shows is 12 – 19. In order to “anchor” the show and to give cast members the opportunity to work with professional/adult actors, TMTO will often use “Guest Stars” in principal roles.

    The typical rehearsal and performance schedule lasts seven or eight weeks. In the summer, rehearsals are typically during the day; during the school year, rehearsals are in the evenings on weekdays and during the day on Saturdays.  Specific rehearsal times are typically announced one week in advance; the amount of rehearsal time required for each cast member varies significantly based on the size of the part and the overall needs of the production.

    We currently produce a winter, spring, and two summer shows. Click on the “Auditions” tab for more information about our upcoming production. If no information is currently listed, check back soon!

    Participation Fee: $425 (Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours; sibling discounts can be applied. Limited scholarships are available; complete and submit the scholarship form, found on the “Auditions/Productions” tab).

    For general inquiries call 541-779-8195, ext 308, or email cailey@craterian.org

    Want to work with us? Send us an email at tmtoregon@gmail.com with your resume, interests, and/or qualifications – we’d love to hear from you!

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is to provide professional training and performance opportunities for cast members, and to produce professional quality, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.

    Partners

    TMTO is supported in part by grants from: the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage; the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation; and the Medford Arts Commission.

     

  • WANT TO JOIN OUR EMAIL CONTACT LIST? Send us an email at tmtoregon@gmail.com, and you’ll receive all email updates about auditions, registration, production announcements, classes, camps, workshops, and more!
    ALREADY ENROLLED IN A TMTO PROGRAM? You can access your online account here!

    NEW TO TMTO?

    1. Read these documents to better acquaint yourself with our program!
    2. Want to participate in a production? Scroll down to check out the available details for our upcoming shows, and register online by clicking on one of the “REGISTER NOW” buttons below (please note: registration typically opens about a month prior to auditions; if you don’t see a “Register Now” button, check back soon! Registration must be completed by an adult).
    3. All registrants must participate in auditions in order to be cast in our productions. Make sure the audition date is on your radar, and plan to be present for the duration of the scheduled audition. More details will be sent to you via email, upon completion of registration.

    TMTO’s 2019-2020 SEASON:

    SUMMER 2019 Jr. Production: Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO Jr.

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration: Registration has concluded for My Son Pinocchio Jr.

    Auditions: Auditions have concluded for My Son Pinocchio Jr.

    Callbacks/Dance Call: Saturday, June 8 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Collier Creative Center (50 N. Fir St., Medford)

    Rehearsals begin: Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Rehearsal Calendar: CLICK HERE for Pinocchio Jr. Rehearsal Calendar

    Age Range: 9 through entering-8th-graders (at the time of auditions)

    Performances: August 10 and 17, 2019

    Maximum Cast Size/Casting Policy: 65 performers. The first 65 performers to register will be cast in the production. A waitlist will be available.

    Participation Fee: $425 (limited scholarships are available; sibling discount applied at the time of registration. Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours. See links below for Scholarship Application, Instructions, and Volunteer Rebate Policy.)

    Scholarship Application Instructions and Rebate Policy: CLICK HERE for Instructions and Policies

    Scholarship Application: CLICK HERE for TMTO Scholarship Application    (Deadline for submission for Pinocchio Jr.: Wednesday, May 22, 2019)

    (Please note: registration must be completed by adults 18+ on behalf of participants. If applying for a scholarship, scholarship applications must be received and processed prior to registration. See Scholarship Application and Instructions above for more details.)

     

    SUMMER 2019 Teen Production: Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration: Registration has concluded for Freaky Friday.

    Auditions: Auditions have concluded for Freaky Friday.

    Callbacks/Dance Call: Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Collier Creative Center (50 N. Fir St., Medford).

    Rehearsals begin: Monday, June 3, 2019

    Rehearsal Calendar: CLICK HERE for Freaky Friday Rehearsal Calendar

    Age Range: Entering-9th-graders through Age 19 (at the time of auditions)

    Performances: July 19, 20, 21, 26, and 27, 2019

    Maximum Cast Size/Casting Policy: 65 performers. CLICK HERE for Freaky Friday Casting Policies

    Participation Fee: $425 (limited scholarships are available; sibling discount applied at the time of registration. Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours. See links below for Scholarship Application, Instructions, and Volunteer Rebate Policy.)

    Scholarship Application Instructions and Rebate Policy: CLICK HERE for Instructions and Policies

    Scholarship Application: CLICK HERE for TMTO Scholarship Application    (Deadline for submission for Freaky Friday: Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    (Please note: registration must be completed by adults 18+ on behalf of participants. If applying for a scholarship, scholarship applications must be received and processed prior to registration. See Scholarship Application and Instructions above for more details.)

     

    FALL 2019 Production: HOWLIN’ HALLOWEEN

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration: Closed (registration will be open closer to Fall 2019).

    Auditions: Audition date/time TBA

    Rehearsals begin: Fall 2019

    Rehearsal Calendar: Stay Tuned!

    Age Range: 10th Graders through Age 19

    Performances: October 2019

    Maximum Cast Size: TBA

    Participation Fee: $425 (limited scholarships are available; sibling discount applied at the time of registration. Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours. See links below for Scholarship Application, Instructions, and Volunteer Rebate Policy.)

    Scholarship Application Instructions and Rebate Policy: Stay tuned!

    Scholarship Application (for Productions): Stay tuned!

    (Please note: registration must be completed by adults 18+ on behalf of participants. If applying for a scholarship, scholarship applications must be received and processed prior to registration. See Scholarship Application and Instructions above for more details.)

     

    WINTER 2019 Production: FROZEN Jr.

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration: Closed (registration will be open closer to Winter 2019).

    Auditions: Audition date/time TBA

    Rehearsals begin: Fall/Winter 2019

    Rehearsal Calendar: Stay Tuned!

    Age Range: Age 12 through 9th Graders

    Performances: December 2019

    Maximum Cast Size: 65 (the first 65 performers to register will be cast in the production. A waitlist will be available).

    Participation Fee: $425 (limited scholarships are available; sibling discount applied at the time of registration. Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours. See links below for Scholarship Application, Instructions, and Volunteer Rebate Policy.)

    Scholarship Application Instructions and Rebate Policy: Stay tuned!

    Scholarship Application (for Productions): Stay tuned!

    (Please note: registration must be completed by adults 18+ on behalf of participants. If applying for a scholarship, scholarship applications must be received and processed prior to registration. See Scholarship Application and Instructions above for more details.)

     

    SPRING 2020 Production: Children of Eden

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration: Closed (registration will be open closer to Spring 2020).

    Auditions: Audition date/time TBA

    Rehearsals begin: January 2020

    Rehearsal Calendar: Stay tuned!

    Age Range: TBA

    Performances: March 2020

    Maximum Cast Size: TBA

    Participation Fee: $425 (limited scholarships are available; sibling discount applied at the time of registration. Up to $100 per family can be earned back by completing volunteer hours. See links below for Scholarship Application, Instructions, and Volunteer Rebate Policy.)

    Scholarship Application Instructions and Rebate Policy: Stay tuned!

    Scholarship Application (for Productions): Stay tuned!

    (Please note: registration must be completed by adults 18+ on behalf of participants. If applying for a scholarship, scholarship applications must be received and processed prior to registration. See Scholarship Application and Instructions above for more details.)

    EARLY SUMMER 2020: TMTO’s 10th Anniversary Concert

    Audition and Show Information

    *Details subject to change*

    Registration/Auditions: Audition information will be available closer to Spring 2020.

    Rehearsals begin: Spring 2020

    Rehearsal Calendar: Stay tuned!

    Age Range: TBA (production to include current and former TMTO performers)

    Performances: June 5 and 6, 2020

    Maximum Cast Size: TBA

    Participation Fee: TBA

     

  • WANT TO JOIN OUR EMAIL CONTACT LIST? Send us an email at tmtoregon@gmail.com, and you’ll receive all email updates about TMTO auditions, registration, production announcements, classes, camps, and more!
    ALREADY ENROLLED IN A TMTO PROGRAM? You can access your online account here!

    Upcoming Camps:

    2019 SUMMER THEATER CAMPS (for ages 6-11):

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

    PRINCESSES AND PIRATES Camp: *back by popular demand!* July 22-26, 10am-2pm

    HARRY POTTER Camp: *back by popular demand!* July 29-August 2, 20am-2pm

    SUPERHERO Camp: *back by popular demand!* August 5-9; 10am-2pm

    Registration for all camps is now OPEN!

    Upcoming Classes and Workshops:

    Spring class registration has concluded. Stay tuned for future class opportunities through TMTO!

    Spring 2019 Classes:

      • Beginning Tap for ages 12-19
      • Auditioning Workshop for ages 9 through entering-8th-Graders
      • Musical Theater Exploration for ages 7-12
      • College Seminar for entering-9th-graders through age 19
      • Acting a Song for ages 13-19
      • Musical Theater Dance for ages 12-19

    TMTO Show Choir: “The Tone Rangers”

    We hope to offer TMTO Show Choir at some point in the near future. Stay tuned for details!

     

  • Want to work with us? Send us an email at tmtoregon@gmail.com with your resume, interests, and/or qualifications – we’d love to hear from you!

    Creative/Production Team for FREAKY FRIDAY:

    TMTO Artistic Director: Stephen McCandless

    Director/Vocal Director: Andrea Hochkeppel

    TMTO Program Director; Choreographer: Cailey McCandless

    Stage Manager: Clara Williams

    Scenic Designer: Andrew Youngblood

    Costume Designer: Sue Quackenbush

    Lighting and Projection Designer: Michael Stanfill

    Props Master: Marci Krull

    Hair and Makeup Designer: Aspen Droesch

    Creative/Production Team for MY SON PINOCCHIO Jr:

    TMTO Artistic Director: Stephen McCandless

    Director: Eric Strahl

    Choreographer: Lauren Blair

    TMTO Program Director; Stage Manager: Cailey McCandless

    Vocal Director: Jennifer Davis

    Scenic Designer: Olivia Sastry

    Costume Designer: Sue Quackenbush

    Lighting Designer: Brad Nelson

    Props Master: Marci Krull

    Hair and Makeup Designer: Aspen Droesch

     

    Cast List for FREAKY FRIDAY:

    Katherine = Annie Craven

    Ellie = Naomi Medley

    Fletcher = Jeb Goldman

    Mike = Ben Franklin

    Adam = Grayson Weaver

    Gretchen = Aubrey Campbell

    Hannah = Sophia Berryessa

    Torrey = Jenna Jacobsen

    Danielle = Jo Spurgeon

    Louis = William Goldman

    Savannah = Bethany Anderson

    Wells = Lucas Bishop

    Heather = Naomi Bigboy

    Parker = Daschel Bender

    Laurel = Sage Ashley

    Dr. Ehrin = Ethan Hoefling

    Ms. Meyers = Ellie Blount

    Mr. Blumen, Wells’ Dad = Matt Van Dyck

    Pastor Bruno, Parker’s Dad = Ian Grady

    Mrs. Luckenbill, Mrs. Time, Savannah’s Mom = Amber Clayton

    Señor O’Brien, Officer Kowalski = Trenton Jantzer

    Officer Sitz, Gretchen’s Mom = Grace Mehl

    Cater Waiter, Adam’s Mom = Hailey Martin

    Fish Vendor = Braydan Wente

     

    ENSEMBLE

    Alaya Metwally, Amber Clayton, April Hanson, Braydan Wente, Brennan Hackett, Brianna Poppa, Brigit Hovelman, Bronwyn Croll, Caitlin Callahan, Clara Bennett, Dakota Crumley, Ellie Blount, Elsa Billingsley, Ethan Hoefling, Gavin Bjarnson, Grace Mehl, Hailey Martin, Ian Grady, Isabella Sherbourne, Jack LaValley, Jaidyn Campbell, Kylee Alvarez, Leila Walch, Luke Hamilton, Madeline Eastman, Makyah Dalton, Matt Van Dyck, McKenna Krull, Merrick Pannell, Mia Castillo, Phoebe Olstad, Samm Rollins, Sammy Quintero, Sarah Metwally, Sophia Ellison, Sophie Dunleavy, Taylor Inman, Trenton Jantzer, Tucker Chestine, Will Sayler, Yemaija Salais-Appling

    Cast List for MY SON PINOCCHIO Jr: Stay Tuned!

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events

FRIJul 19

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SATJul 27

TMTO: Disney’s Freaky Friday

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Gary & Julie Crites
Rosebud Media

July 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
July 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
July 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
July 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM
July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $25, Youth & Students 22 and Under $15

SATAug 10

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SATAug 17

TMTO : Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: KTVL 10

August 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM
August 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM
August 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM
August 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Tickets: Adults $24, Youth & Students 22 and Under $12

SATDec 14

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SATDec 21

TMTO : Disney’s Frozen JR

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Lithia 4 Kids
Wells Fargo

December 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM
December 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM
December 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
December 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM
December 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Tickets: All Seats $15

SATMar 14

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SATMar 21

TMTO : Children of Eden

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Avista
Lithia Motors

March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
March 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM
March 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM
March 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $24, Youth & Students 22 and Under $12

FRIJun 5

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SATJun 6

TMTO : 10th Anniversary Concert

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Hunter Communications

June 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM
June 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: All Tickets $10

FRIOct 25

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SUNOct 27

TMTO : Howlin’ Halloween II

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Inn at the Commons

October 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM
October 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM
October 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $20, Youth & Students 22 and Under $10

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