• 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 most 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 sometimes use “Guest Stars” in principal roles.

    The typical rehearsal and performance schedule lasts seven or eight weeks. In the summer, rehearsal times vary; 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 produce musicals year-round. 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 often available; complete and submit the scholarship form, found on the “Auditions/Productions” tab, when available to access).

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

    Want to work with us? Send us an email at tmto@craterian.org 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; and the Carrico Family Foundation.

     

  • WANT TO JOIN OUR EMAIL CONTACT LIST? Send us an email at tmto@craterian.org, 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?

    Read these documents to better acquaint yourself with our program! (Please Note: these documents reflect our pre-pandemic policies and procedures; please review any show-specific documents for COVID-related adjustments to our programming).

     

    TMTO’s UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS:

    SPRING 2022 Production: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

    Registration: Open! Click “Register Now” button below. Registration must be completed in order to audition.

    **IMPORTANT AUDITION UPDATE as of 12/29/21: Auditions will now be by video submission and are due by Monday, January 3 at 5:00pm. Submission instructions will be given to you once you complete registration, or you may email tmto@craterian.org for instructions. Registration must still be completed in advance of submitting your audition.**

    Before Registering, CLICK HERE for important details regarding Casting, Registration, COVID policies and protocols, the Rehearsal/Performance Calendar, and more!     **Please see update above about recent change to audition process. Auditions will no longer be held in person.** 

     

    Age Range: 12-19 at the time of auditions

    Cast Size: TBD. Cast size may be limited in order to promote distancing onstage and backstage at the Craterian. Cast size will be announced with cast list distribution.

    Auditions: Updated on 12/29/21: Due by Video Submission on Monday, January 3, 2022 by 5:00pm.

    Dance Call for all auditioners: Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am at the TMTO Rehearsal Building (Collier Creative Center; 50 N. Fir Street, Medford)

    Callbacks (by invitation): Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00am-12:30pm at the TMTO Rehearsal Building (Collier Creative Center; 50 N. Fir Street, Medford)

    Rehearsals: Begin Monday, January 17, 2022

    Performances: March 4-6 and 11-13, 2022 at the Craterian

    Limited scholarships are available. CLICK HERE for the Drowsy Chaperone Scholarship Application (please submit completed form PRIOR to registration).

     

    SUMMER 2022 Production: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    Registration: Currently Closed (will open in Spring 2022)

    Age Range: TBA

    Cast Size: 65 performers

    Auditions and Callbacks: Late Spring 2022

    Rehearsals: Monday, June 13, 2022

    Performances: July 29-31 and August 5-7, 2022 at the Craterian

    Scholarship info will be available closer to registration.

  • WANT TO JOIN OUR EMAIL CONTACT LIST? Send us an email at tmto@craterian.org, 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 Classes, Workshops, and Intensives:

    Summer 2021 classes have concluded. Join our contact list to stay up-to-date on future TMTO offerings; send us an email at tmto@craterian.org to receive all TMTO updates!

    Upcoming Camps:

    Summer 2021 Performing Arts Camps for ages 7-11 have concluded.  Join our contact list to stay up-to-date on future TMTO offerings; send us an email at tmto@craterian.org to receive all TMTO updates!

     

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

    Creative Team for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE:

    TMTO Artistic Director and Craterian Executive Director = Stephen McCandless

    TMTO Program Director, Drowsy Chaperone Director = Cailey McCandless

    Choreographer: Lauren Blair

    Vocal Director: Tami Marston

    Scenic Designer: Andrew Youngblood

    Costume Designer: Lynae Williams

    Lighting Designer: Michael Stanfill

    Props Designer: Marci Krull

    Hair and Makeup Designer: Aspen Droesch

    Scenic Painter: Mark Bender

    Sound Engineer: Shawn Insall

    Stage Manager: Mads Hamilton

     

    Cast List for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE: Coming Soon!

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events

FRIJul 29

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TMTO presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast *NEW DATES*

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Helen Hanson & Bob Walden

July 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM
July 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM
July 31, 2022 at 3:00 PM
August 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM
August 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM
August 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $25 / Youth/Students (22 and under) $15

FRIMar 4

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SUNMar 13

TMTO presents The Drowsy Chaperone

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Avista
John & Karin Dailey
Gary & Julie Crites

March 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM
March 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM
March 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM
March 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM
March 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM
March 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $25 / Youth/Students (22 and under) $15