News & Announcements

Click Here for information and to Register for Frosty Follies 2020

Appreciation, Adaptability, Creating and Caring

Our traditional favorite, Frosty Follies ( 13)

Ages 5-19

Performance will be streamed-Date will be December TBD Will be ticketed

Rehearsals will be largely virtual and some less than 8 student live, physically distanced and masked and according to state requirements for theatre

Click Link to read details and to register for auditions!

*Littles (Ages 5-8) Videos are due no later than Mon. 9/21 by 7:00pm
*Middles (Ages 9-12) Videos are due no later than Tues. 9/22 by 7:00pm
“Olders (Ages 13-19) Videos are due no later than Thurs. 9/24 by 7:00pm

Questions? Text or call Miss Debbie at 734-673-9507 or email

The theatre is abiding by state guidelines and we will return to what we love doing when safe for all, in a manner safe for all.

We have a new online ticketing system starting with Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The new system allows you to select the seats you want!
Please check your delivery method carefully- at bottom you can select delivery method and you want to select emailed.
If you select mailed there is a $1.75 service charge as is mailed directly from the Showtix4u customer service center.

If you have difficulties you can select the contact us button at the top and the ticket agency will connect with you via a telephone call. OR you can call Karen at 734-771-7945 or Debbie at 734-673-9507 snd they will help you!
If you check emailed you can print your own, show on your phone, or call Karen at 734-771-7945 and she will print and mail to you for no cost. Please carefully scroll down the page to see the ticket legend and seating chart. If you need help, click the “contact us” button and schedule a time for the call center to call you.
If you have difficulties, please call Karen at 734-771-7945 and she will return your call when she is not at work. OR Call Debbie Jackson at 734 673 9507. Each of these can process tickets for you and email or print for you.
There are no ticket refunds, but the call center is able to exchange tickets or Debbie Jackson at 734 673 9507 if at least four hours prior to show.

This is a new system, so please email if you find problems: or 734-673-9507.

Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center

Help DYPAC! Shop at and DYPAC will receive donations!

DYPAC Celebrated 20 Years of Youth Theatre and Programming!

Click Here to Learn about DYPAC’s 20th Celebration!

Click Here for some 20th Anniversary Testimonials!

Our group is also interested in offering a performance opportunity to young people with challanges. If you have a child with developmental differences, autism spectrum disorder, or differently abled and are interested in a performance opportunity, Please complete link below.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, and thus their families!
Click Here to Register Interest for Programming for Differently Abled

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.
Click Here to Submit Proposal for Directing

Click Here to Submit applications for intern and Asst and other positions

Special Mentions

*We are so proud!* (if you have great news email 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 aminimum of a two month time frame.)

Let us know of news to be proud of!

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Graduates! It has been such a pleasure to know you and watch you grow! Watch out, world! We are proud of your adaptability!

Congratulations to Jeanette Palmer on her Marriage! Love and Best Wishes!

And, Congratulation to Miss Tami on the birth of her baby, Amelia!

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

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!

Past Shows

Virtual Show links for 2020:

Rafunzel  –
Stone Slop  ––A
The Emperor’s New Hair – Shampoo Cast #1  –
The Emperor’s New Hair – Conditioner Cast #2  –

Mirror, Mirro & Fairy Tale News Live:

Regular Schmegular and Virtual Complaint Department & Lemonade

The Show Must Go Online by Beat by Beat Press

Cast One-

Cast Two-

Cast Three-

Cast Four-

Cast Five-

Cast Six-

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 734 673-9507 or 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”:

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

Fundraising Events

TO USE THE KROGER( NPO number SF557 for Krogers!) COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:you can register all year. This Quarter we’d like to thank Krogers for $82!!!Thank you!
Simply register online at
* 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!

October 25, 2018 – DYPAC

Thank you to all who continually support this event!

*Trivia Purchase Link

*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

Summer Program

DYPAC’s Summer Program will NOT be going on as usual this summer. We feel the mitigation of the virus is unknown and for the health and safety of all and planning and fiscal responsibilities, we will not have the summer program this year. If magically, this virus is gone and all is safe, we will create some alternate programming!
Newsies and We Are Monsters/Musicville and Legally Blond are postponed until we know when we can safely place them. We appreciate your understanding!

Our 2019 Summer Program had 187 young people sharing the joy of the  arts!  Summer 2020 will run June 23-Aug 1 2020. Our 2020 Program is altered due to the pandemic and currently cancelled.

It is a six week summer program that runs three days a week.
Parent’s may choose by the class and each class is 45minutes long. Parents may choose a single class or a full day of classes.
There is a choice of at least 4 classes per 45minute session.
Earliest drop off is 8am. Latest Pick up is 6pm.

Download and Print Photographic Release

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 and we will try and connect you with a link via an individual. Thank you for your understanding