The Young Columbians

Be a part The Young Columbians – the premiere performing arts troupe for young talent in Howard County, Maryland.

If you have previously been a member of The Young Columbians or CCTA and have an interest in joining The Young Columbians this season, please email Programs Coordinator Jillian Kral at youngcolumbians@cctarts.org  for more information.

Founded in 1975, The Young Columbians continue to thrive giving students the opportunity to work in a professional theatrical environment. Students learn all aspects of musical theatre in a college preparatory atmosphere, with plenty of individual instruction and live performance experience. 

The SENIOR Young Columbians (High School students) is an audition based, select group of talented youth from all over Maryland. In addition to classes in all aspects of theatre, The Senior Young Columbians are also a travel group, performing a variety of shows for audiences of all ages. Celebrate America, Celebrate Broadway and Celebrate the Holiday’s are a few of the shows past Young Columbians have had the great honor of performing at The White House Ellipse for the National Tree Lighting Event, Wolf Trap, Washington DC Temple, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Smith Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and the Columbia Lake Front.

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm, September 30 – May

Tuition: $985 plus $15 registration fee

AUDITION INFO: for The SENIOR Young Columbians.
Please email a video of a vocal selection of your choosing to youngcolumbians@cctarts.org.

 The JUNIOR Young Columbians (Middle School students) is an audition based theatrical training group for students with aspirations to join our Senior company of artists. This is the perfect program for students with an interest in musical theatre. Junior Young Columbians will develop skills in all aspects of the performing arts including group harmony singing, movement for the stage, audition preparation and acting for the singer. Junior company members also learn selections from Celebrate America, Celebrate Broadway and Celebrate the Holiday’s as they join The Senior Young Columbians in select performances.

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm, September 30 – May

Tuition: $985 plus $15 registration fee

AUDITION INFO: for The JUNIOR Young Columbians.
Please email a video of a vocal selection of your choosing to youngcolumbians@cctarts.org.

NEW THIS SEASON: The Young Columbians will also be working to create an exciting, new musical project. Together, with master classes from Broadway professionals, we will create and develop monologues and songs that reflect life and our experiences in these unprecedented times, creating a positive, uplifting, life-changing new musical production to premiere in May 2021, all written and performed by The Young Columbians!

DO NOT MISS the opportunity to be a part of THE YOUNG COLUMBIANS.

Artistic Director: Toby Orenstein
Associate Director: Larry Friedman
Musical Director: Todd Twining

* Due to Covid-19 precautions, The first half of our season will take place online via ZOOM, and if permitted, moving in person for 2021.