Welcome to Debut Theatre Company! Our directorial, production, performance and technical teams, made up of St. Louis youth, work to achieve successful performances while mentoring less experienced young performers interested in theatre. Debut engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions. Our goal is to maintain and support the next generation of theatrical artists by providing experiences on stage, backstage and in all technical aspects of performance. The company goal is to provide a stage for youth who are passionate about performance in theatrical avenues. Debut strives to achieve a cast, crew and production team that provide mentoring experiences as inexperienced youth work alongside peer thespians who have more stage or crew experience. The company formed from the concept of two artistic youth in an effort to promote life-long learning and appreciation of the arts toward a more conscious and compassionate community by including performances that donate one-hundred percent of profits toward a charitable cause either globally or locally. We host an annual Acting Against Cancer production that specifically raises money for local cancer research. This youth centered company celebrates the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.
Into The Woods
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.