People Are Saying...
"The first YMTC show I saw was "Jesus Christ Superstar" and I was absolutely, totally blown away by the inspiring youth performances and the professional, updated urban represenation. Just saw "West Side Story" this past Saturday night. Once again, I was totally gobsmacked. The singing, the choreography, the orchestra, the set, costumes and venue...all incredible, all first-class, all top-notch. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. I'm planning on never missing anothe YMTC show. I am inspired by the young people who pour their hearts and souls into these productions. Whoa!"
"I've seen all but one of YMTC's productions since I returned to live in the Bay Area 18 months ago. All of these productions have been excellent but West Side Story must be YMTC's crowning glory. This show is such a piece of Americana that, as an immigrant, I've begun to wonder why it's not included as a topic on the test for U.S. citizenship (-: What a refreshing cast! They, along with an orchestra that was particularly impressive, performed with such passion, skill, and raw talent that it was easy to forget that I wasn't in a Broadway or London West End theatre but in a California High school! Congratulations to all involved."
". . .attending your productions is akin to a night on Broadway. We are transported into a true theater experience, and forget that these are teenagers doing their stuff. What you do with these kids is nothing short of miraculous. . . . It is pure bliss to be in the audience."
- Jill S., Berkeley
"You’ve harnessed an enourmous amount of creative energy and effectively channeled in to create an organization that just blazes with impact on everyone it touches. I probably don’t have to tell you that the show (Guys and Dolls) soared beyond my inflated expectations."
-Robert M., Albany
"I have been a professional theater artist all my life (directory, playwright, actor) and I am truly awed by the quality of the productions of the YMTC. As far as I’m concerned they could compete for best musical with any group I’ve seen around the Bay area."
-Martha B., Oakland
"As an audience member and friend of lots of families whose kids have been in the productions, I can only say that the quality of the productions and talent of the youth rival professional theater."
-Lee B. & Beatrice F., Berkeley
"Thank you for the exhilarating performances of Les Mis. It was an operatic echo chamber of art and emotion."
-Marshall P., Berkeley
"[YMTC's] production of Fiddler on the Roof was a classic presentation . . . that would impress even a Broadway aficionado. The acting was superb!"
- Debra Costner, Bay Area Business Woman
"My daughter has participated in YMTC and we found the productions to be of extraordinary quality. YMTC is a real feather in Berkeley’s cap."
- Stephanie R., Berkeley
"YMTC is by far the best theater bargain in the Bay Area. We're proud to support your mission and talented young people who bring such enjoyment to our community."