• 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: $400 per performer, plus a refundable $100-per-family production fee (families can earn their $100 production fee back by completing volunteer hours). Sibling discounts and limited scholarships are often available. To be considered for a scholarship, complete and submit the designated scholarship form when available to access. For general inquiries call 541-779-8195, ext 308, or email tmto@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.

  • 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:

    WINTER 2022 Production: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

    Registration: Registration has closed and auditions have concluded.

    CLICK HERE for the Cinderella Audition Information Packet (including registration details, the rehearsal calendar, and more)

    Age Range: 12-19 at the time of auditions

    Performances: December 10-11 & 16-18, 2022 at the Craterian Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the Craterian Box Office.

     

    SPRING 2023 Production: SHREK THE MUSICAL

    Registration: Will open closer to January 2023

    Age Range: 12-19 at the time of auditions

    Auditions and Callbacks: January 2023

    Rehearsals begin: Mid-January 2023 (full rehearsal calendar will be available closer to auditions)

    Performances: March 10-12 & 17-19, 2022

    Scholarships: Will be available. Stay tuned for application information.

     

    SUMMER 2023 Production: Stay Tuned!

     

  • 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:

    FALL 2022: Musical Theater Performance for Ages 7-11 (class is SOLD OUT)

    CLICK HERE to view Class Information Packet (including schedule, price, course description, etc.)

    If you’d like to receive updates about future TMTO classes, email us at tmto@craterian.org!*

     

    Upcoming Camps:

    Our Summer 2022 Camps have concluded. Thank you for your interest, and we hope to offer summer camps again in 2023!

     

     

     

     

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    Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Staff:

    STEPHEN McCANDLESS, TMTO Artistic Director and Craterian Executive Director

    CAILEY McCANDLESS, TMTO Program Director

    ANDREA HOCHKEPPEL, TMTO Artistic Associate

    Resident Costume Designer: Sue Quackenbush

    Resident Lighting and Projections Designer: Michael Stanfill

    Resident Props Designer: Marci Krull

     

    Job Openings: None at this time.

    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!

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events

SATDec 10

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SUNDec 18

TMTO presents Cinderella

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: John & Mary Bjorkholm
Bob Walden & Helen Hanson
Roberta & Kumar Bhasin
Tamara K. Abbett, D.D.S., P.C.
Joy 93.7 Today's Christian Music

December 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM
December 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM
December 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM
December 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM
December 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

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

FRIMar 10

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SUNMar 19

TMTO presents – SHREK The Musical

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Bob Walden & Helen Hanson
Joy 93.7 Today's Christian Music
Gary & Julie Crites

March 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM
March 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM
March 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM
March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM
March 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM
March 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM

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