Find out What Kids and Parents are Saying about the Nebraska Youth Theatre

We've been putting on great productions for over a decade.  Below are some quotes from parents and students about our program.  We do not provide their names here, but we'd be happy to put you in touch with some of our past program participants if you have questions.

At The Haymarket Theatre my kids found self-confidence, self-worth, responsibility, good friends, creativity, imagination, no TV, no computers--all the good things you want for your kids but which can be tough to get access to in this fast-paced life!

-NYT Parent

The proudest moment of my life was the first time I stepped on stage in Willy Wonka.  I was six.  I have been in 21 shows since then.  The Haymarket Theatre is my favorite place to be.

-NYT Student

Like so many of the kids we have gotten to know in our four years at the theatre, my daughter has learned poise, confidence, and an ability to create friendships with people of all ages.

-NYT Parent

Meet the Manglesons, Fall 2011

There is nothing in the world like standing at places waiting to go on stage.  You feel the happiest you could possibly feel.

-NYT Student

I love the quality of the material in the children's program.  They give the kids a chance to play parts that they might never get an opportunity to do otherwise.

-NYT Parents

You can make a lot of friends very, very quickly and no one leaves you out.

-NYT Student

They teach the kids a more mature work ethic, as much as possible.  They don't talk down to them.  They raise the bar of expectation very high.  They allow kids to fail, to grow, rather than molding them to convention.

-NYT Parent

I love the atmosphere - everyone respects each other so much.  The teachers are really funny and willing to explain things, so easy going and easy to be around.

-NYT Student

AArgh! A Pirate Play, 2007

I wanted my child to get a jump start on being comfortable speaking in front of people.  It is an essential skill for success these days!

-NYT Parent

Every show that I do - whether it's with little kids or big kids - you learn something new everytime.  It's made me appreciate other people's opinions and how other people work.

-NYT Student

We can't imagine our lives without The Haymarket Theatre.

-NYT Parent

I love acting, and The Haymarket Theatre is some place where I can be with other kids who love it too.  They don't just allow us to goof off.  They expect us to work hard.

-NYT Student