CHILDREN’S DIVISON 2017-09-16T17:35:10+00:00

Main Stage Children’s Division

Young Performers Company 

        The children of Main Stage Arkley productions, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, and ANNIE!




​YPC Director & Program Coordinator Daphne Endert, Musical Director Jessie Rawson   

                                                      Follow us on Instagram @mainstageyoungperformers

Upcoming Performances and Events :

North Country Fair: Saturday September 17th 12:00pm : You can catch Main Stage Young Performers Company performing on the Arcata Plaza 9/17!


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ABOUT MAIN STAGE YPC: Exposing Humboldt County youth to musical theatre and providing them with quality training and opportunities to perform has always been one of the major goals of Main Stage. Our Young Performers Company was introduced following our first production (The Sound of Music) in 2015. YPC serves to produce skilled and professional young performers ready to perform in our Main Stage shows alongside experienced adult actors. Children ages 6 and up have the opportunity to study singing, acting, dance, and stage etiquette through our workshops offered in the fall and spring, children then have the opportunity to audition and/or be selected for children’s roles in Main Stage productions that run during the summer.

Not all YPC members choose to audition for Main Stage summer productions, but also have the opportunity to perform in fall and spring concerts, as well community events throughout the year. Our YPC members also regularly perform with other community theaters and a few have gone on to do voice-over and film work professionally. YPC is often presented with new musicals to workshop from up and coming writers and have recently piloted musicals Battle of Boat, and Ada Lovelace by British composer Ethan Lewis Maltby for the first time in the United States.

Regardless of a students long term goals to pursue a professional career or simply perform on local stages, YPC members gain skills that will serve them well in life onstage and off!

Meet Our Youth Performers

Get to know the Main Stage KIDS! Our YPC members appear annually in our Main Stage Arkley productions and can also be seen performing within the community throughout the year. Check back soon, additional performers will be added in the coming months. Follow them in Instagram @mainstageyoungperformers and Twitter @mainstageypc.



Karsyn Hammer is a 10yr old 5th grader who plays the violin and studies voice with Fiona Ryder. She has been seen in Main Stage's The Sound of Music (Gretl) 2015, The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), 2016, and ANNIE (Tessie) 2017. Karsyn has also performed with Ferndale Repertory Theatre in A Charlie Brown Christmas as Sally Brown, and will be seen as Madeline in Madeline's Christmas at FRT this upcoming holiday season. Karsyn would like to first and foremost, acknowledge Daphne Endert for her endless dedication and faithful support.  

   Karsyn Hammer                            Laurel Straka                             Kate Pauli


Grace Humphreys                        Madisyn Wood                          Graciela Garcia 


Natalie Parker                               Taylee Mullins                              Alexandra Nilsen