Desert Star Youth Theater is Salt Lake City’s premier youth theater organization, based out of the Desert Star Playhouse! Every year Desert Star Playhouse professionally produces several Broadway quality youth productions.

Desert Star Youth Theater is excited to announce our
Summer 2019 Season of Shows with two new productions!

JULY 26-27
AUGUST 15-17

We are looking:
for actors, singers, and dancers ages 13-19 to play principal and ensemble roles in both of these fantastic productions.

will take place Saturday, May 11th, from 2:30 – 6:30 PM at the Desert Star Theater, and are by appointment only. Sign ups will be available on the Desert Star Website on Saturday, April 20th at
10:07 AM.  You will be able to audition for one or both shows during your time slot.

If cast in:
one of the shows, there is a participation fee of $250. However, this summer we are also offering a Two-Show Discount: if you do both shows, instead of paying $250 for each, you’ll only pay $390 total! Limited scholarships and multi-family member discounts may be available. These fees are non-refundable, and make up the primary budget for the shows, paying for performance royalties, costumes, props, sets, music tracks, lighting, etc.

*DSYT will be performing Heathers, the Musical – High School Edition.
Certain content from the original musical has been altered or removed by authors to make the show more age appropriate and change its rating to PG-13. Changes include: the removal of curse words and changes to lyrics and stage directions to remove displays/references to onstage smoking, drinking, and R-rated sexual activity.

If you are:
only auditioning for ONE show – Please prepare to sing one minute of a song in the style of the show you have chosen (Heathers – contemporary musical theatre, or pop-rock; Into The Woods- classical musical theatre). You may sing a song from the show for which you have chosen to audition.

If you are:
auditioning for BOTH shows – Please prepare two one-minute song selections, one in the style of Heathers (contemporary musical theatre / pop-rock), and one in the style of Into The Woods (classical musical theatre). You may sing songs from both shows.

will be held Monday, May 13th, and are by invitation only. Rehearsals for both shows will begin on Monday, June 10th. Rehearsals will be held Mondays-Fridays, times TBD.

If you have any questions, please email or call 801-266-2600.

If you would like to be involved in either of these two productions,
click on the button below to start your audition process.
Thank you.


Here are some of our past productions:

2015- Little Shop of Horrors
2017- Once On This Island / Hello Dolly
2016- Les Miserables / Oklahoma
2018- Thoroughly Modern Millie

Our past shows have been wonderfully received and we look forward to another great
Youth Theater Program in 2019.

Enjoy these pictures from past shows