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

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 Young Columbians is an audition based, select group of talented youth from all over Maryland. In addition to classes in all aspects of theatre, The Young Columbians are also a travel group, performing a variety of shows for audiences of all ages. Celebrate America, Celebrate Broadway and Celebrate the Holidays 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 5:30-7 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm 

September 2021  –  June 2022

Audition Information:

Students will be required to upload 16-32 bars of a Ballad as well as 16-32 bars of an Uptempo.

Submission window open Friday, May 28 – Friday, June 18. 

Any questions? Email admin@cctarts.org

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