Los Gatos Youth Theatre (LGYT) was founded in June of 2009, by Blossom Hill teacher, Brian Houg. The purpose of the organization is to give children of Los Gatos and the surrounding communities their own theater opportunity. LGYT serves children ages 6-18.
The first production was Willy Wonka, Jr, performed in August 2009. In the summer of 2010, LGYT produced two plays, Aristocats, Kids for the younger ages (7-10 years) and Guys and Dolls, Jr, for older children (10-13).
LGYT continues to perform two full-scale productions each summer, the Reprise show for ages 8-14 years (entering 4th grade – entering 8th grade) and the Encore show for ages 14-18 years (entering high school – summer after graduation).
In 2013 LGYT added theatre day camps to the summer line up. The various Performance and Workshop day camps help actors hone their skills in acting, dancing and vocal skills, with the Performance camps culminating in a show for friends and family.
In 2018 our high school Encore production was The Drowsy Chaperone and our 4th-8th grade Reprise production was Bye Bye Birdie, both in mid July at Leigh High School. The Performance camps presented Aladdin Kids and High School Musical 2 Jr. in June, and The Big Bad Musical and Jack & the Beanstalk in July, all at Blossom Hill Elementary School.
Board of Directors
Los Gatos Youth Theatre is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.