For decades Turlock Youth Performing Arts has been showcasing the talents of the area's youth by bringing a multitude of plays and musicals to the stage. Each production is an undertaking that requires a mountain-sized supply of determination, hard work and patience, as well as a cumulative creative streak about a mile long. Unbeknownst to many, there is an equal amount of drama and theatrics happening behind the scenes as there is on the stage. The Turlock Journal will be following and documenting the course of TYPA's "Disney's Cinderella," from the nerve-racking auditions to the thrill of ...
Backstage Academy of Dance will present "The Nutcracker," a timeless Christmas ballet, for its 26th year on Dec. 17 and 18. After all of those performances, Backstage still finds a way to make the performance feel new and exciting.
The Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries will take a journey to Turlock Christmases past with their performance of "Old Tyme School Christmas," an original CUPS production. Over 200 dancers, actors and singers are involved in the Christmas production, which is set to a backdrop of downtown Turlock, complete with a bakery sign that looks very familiar.
The senior ensemble of Turlock Youth Performing Arts is going to the dark side with a more mature subject matter – death by plant. TYPA will present their rendition of "Little Shop of Horrors" this weekend at the Turlock Community Theatre, and the musical ventures where no TYPA production has gone before.