About YES Company

YES Company

Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Company is an audition based youth theater company that produces a full length Broadway musical each summer. Directed and designed by local theater professionals, the cast for all YES Company productions features only students in grades 7-12.

Through a unique eight week preparation process that combines both practical training and curriculum based performing arts, students learn to develop their individual craft alongside an ensemble of peers. It’s through this work as an ensemble that students gain a sense of community through trust, acceptance, and celebration of their differences as they work toward a common goal. In non-summer months, YES Company students are invited to participate in masterclasses and workshops in all musical theater disciplines taught by local, regional and national theater professionals.

YES Company was founded in 1992 by the Stanislaus County Office of Education under the artistic direction of Melanee Wyatt. In 2018, at the conclusion of its 27th production, the Gallo Center for the Arts joined forces with the Stanislaus County Office of Education to continue offering YES Company to area students. Today, the Gallo Center’s arts education team provides artistic and administrative leadership for YES Company in partnership with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

Questions about YES Company? Call Tiffany Davis at (209) 338-5022 or yescompany@galloarts.org.

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