Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS- Scroll to see EVERYTHING! Auditions and shows and more!!
Go to summer program link for the summer schedule! June 28-August 6 T,W,Th only-
schedule is the same each day- you choose classes! 2016 schedule is available NOW!

734-771-7945 for ticket questions only-
click ticket link for available tickets!
Fall Performance Opportunity- Seussical Ages 5-19
Click Here To Sign Up For Auditions Auditions are August 28 & August 29th
August 28 1-4 Ages 5-11 & Ages 12up 4-6
August 29 6-7:30 Ages 5-11, 7:30-9 Ages 12up
Only need attend 1 time, Please arrive a minimum of one hour prior to end of audition time! You need to sing a song and bring a karaoke style CD please! We want to hear your voice and we want to learn if you can sing along with music.
Please come prepared to dance- wear proper dance shoes and clothing with hair pulled back. Please Bring a Photo- nothing fancy, just so we can identify you and attach to your form.

Our group is also interested in offering a performance opportunity to young people with challenges. If you have a child with developmental differences, autism spectrum disorder, or differently abled and are interested in a performance opportunity, Please email dypac@dypac.com with your interest. This has been an ongoing goal and we are trying to determine the interest in such a performance opportunity! Thank you! It is our belief that theatre has the ability to enrich the lives of all young people!


Join Our Email List

If you join our mailing list, you will then receive all information regarding workshops, productions, events, and auditions for DYPAC and the Trenton Village Theatre!

Seeking adult directors who like to work with large numbers!! Do you have a show in mind? Submit a proposal and resume.
Download Production Proposal Form Here

Special Mentions

*We are so proud!* (if you have great news email dypac@dypac.com and let us know! The rules are:
Information must be requested to be posted by individual or parent of individual it concerns. Messages will post for a two month time frame.)

Let us know of news to be proud of!
Congratulations to all of our 2016 Graduates! It has been such a pleasure to know you and watch you grow! Watch out, world!

Hurrah! for Alumni Jeanette Palmer! She has been cast in the National Tour of Beauty and the Beast as a Silly girl! This tour comes to Detroit in May! We are SOOOO proud of her!

Hurrah for Alumni Dara Pardon who was just cast in a regional tour of Madame Butterfly!
So exciting!

Hey- Sam Ramirez has his Equity Card! Now, that’s COOL! It has been great to have Sam visit this summer and assist with our Summer Arts Program!

Congratulations to Cree Carrico who is living the dream in NYC and performing in many operas!
So very proud of ALL of these young people!

Congratulations to Erica Gunaca who is now working for FOX Theatre, Detroit!

Other Alumni… have someone share your news! Whatever field you are working in… we are proud of you!

Congratulations to Mia Martin who will be performing with the Detroit Opera House Youth Choir!

Congratulations to all of our graduation seniors. It has been our sincere pleasure to watch you grow! We are so very proud of you and are so excited to share your exciting acceptance to Universities across the nation! We are so anxious to see where your talents and skills take you! And, to watch your kindness to others grow!

We love to engage our young people in service projects as they learn to show kindness and compassion!

Trenton Village Theatre

DYPAC, in cooperation with The City of Trenton, manages the *Trenton Village Theatre.* TVT is a gem of a live performance venue. It has an intimate setting and seats 355. Please contact Debbie Jackson at 734 671-2202 or dypac@dypac.com for rental information and availability.
Download Seating Chart Here

TVT stage dimensions

The beautiful stampted concrete was created by Reale Cement, who generously discounted the service.
“Link to Reale Cement”:http://www.realecement.com/

Our beautiful new PURPLE draperies have been installed and the interior of the theatre has been painted! Thank you to St. John Painting and Homespun for their dedication to completion of this task! We are thrilled with the painting, the draperies, and the installation of the carpeting with our donor stars!
The TVT Courtyard is being remodeled. It contains a memorial fountain and
has a new decorative Iron Gate. Thank you to the Brown Family and the
Trenton Chapter of the Women’s Farm and Garden Association for making
this possible.

The theatre before DYPAC began restorations

DYPAC Merchandise

*DYPAC merchandise* is now available! “Bluejean button-down shirts”:/media/merchandise1.jpg are $25 each. The “DYPAC tote bag”:/media/merchandise2.jpg is also $25. Both are available by calling 734.362.8153.

Fundraising Events

NPO number 90381 for Krogers!

If you registered, you must re-register as of May 1, 2016 – You can register all year, the registration just must be renewed each year! This Quarter we’d like to thank Krogers for $232!!!Thank you!
Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
* Kroger rewards link

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Click on Sign In/Register
Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the New Customer box.
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization name on the right side of your information page.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

*Trivia Night*- *DYPAC*, *along with our community Partners*, *The Information Center* and *The Penrickton Center* host a fun evening of trivia and friendship, served with a light dinner. Join a table of eight to show (or hide) your trivia skills!
Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to the programs of the evening’s hosting community partner! All are held at the Westfield Building next to the Library at West and Westfield in Trenton. Winners receive a trophy and gift certificate along with a chance to return and defend their title! Dinner begins at 6pm, trivia starts at 7pm. Food, Fun, and Friendship! Call 734 282-7171 to reserve tickets!
July 21st is the NEXT Trivia!

Thank you to all who continually support this event!

*Trivia Purchase Link

*Upcoming Dates-Mark Your Calendar* –
Thursday, July 21st Penrickton Center for Blind Children

*Please visit our theatre and see the wonderful Masks and Banners and our beautiful Grand Piano!*
Please click the link below for our wonderful sponsors-We are most grateful! Thank you.
Banner and Mask Sponsors


Please Click Audition and Performance Link for information about workshops, auditions, and performances!

Summer Program

2016 Summer Program runs June 28 through August 6.  Final Performances are on August4,5,6.  The 2016 schedule will be on-line as of April 1, 2016! The best way to get first alert information is to add your name to our mailing list! The program runs T,W,Th and is six weeks long. Children take same schedule of classes each day and fees are dependent upon number of classes.
Classes fill up as individuals register and some classes fill up faster than others!
If you have questions, please call Marci at 734-795-6805. Marci has the database and will be able to tell you which classes have openings at this late date. She works a 9-5 job and so it may take a few days for her to return your call. Thanks you for your understanding with our volunteers!

Summer Program classes are ongoing. Dates are June 28-August 6
Teen Program is 2:45-5pm.
Classes for younger children are 8-6, and you select classes you desire based on your schedule.
Each class is held at the same time each T,W,Th so whatever you register for , you will attend each of those three days.
Classes are $70 and some have an additional material or script fee of $15.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your child’s place in the courses.
All children who register for a course will be in that course- this is a sign up-first come registration. Please contact Marci as above to find out about available openings.

Click Here to see the digital course catalogue
It takes a few moments to load and then click arrow on right to move through pages!

Please call Marci at 734 795-6805- she is the only person who has the current database and knowledge of openings!

Please note: Due to legal restrictions and protection of the privacy of our young performers, photographs of shows are not posted on the web. If you would like a personal link to any of our
past shows with a valid reason to access, please email dypac@dypac.com and we will try and connect you with a link via an individual. Thank you for your understanding