The Yaebo Players present:

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Yaebo Players is geared for high-school aged performers.

  • A calendar of rehearsals can be found here.
  • Registration for this group is $250 and includes a Play Inc sweatshirt and Newsies t-shirt. 
  • This program  is limited to the first 45 students to register
  • Auditions:  Wednesday, May 29th
  • Performances are scheduled to be held at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center will be July 26 and 27 @ 7:00 and July 28 @ 2:00.
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About the program

The Yaebo Players is open to students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this past school year (already or turning 15 by Sept. 1st, 2024).  They rehearse Monday-Friday. The emphasis of the group is on refining skills of performance. We would like each student to not only grow as an individual, but also develop their understanding of ensemble work.

The Yaebo Players will proudly present the dance filled musical Newsies. Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!


Auditions will be held at Play Inc space at the library on Wednesday, May 29th  starting at 6:30 at the Play Inc space at the Cambridge Public Library.  Auditions will consist of a prepared solo (usually about one verse), and a cold reading (or multiple readings) from the show.  We generally prefer to hear songs from the show, but any song will be fine. After the individual solo, you may be asked to prepare a different song from the musical, so we can hear different things. A pianist will be provided but know that he/she may not be able to sight read a piece for you that isn’t from the show.

As usual, copies of the songs can be obtained by contacting Mr. Knudsvig.  If you are singing a song from a different source, please provide sheet music for the pianist.  


Rehearsals will formally begin on June 17th.  We do have to start a week later than usual due to the CIHS Band and Choir trip.  This is one of the biggest shows we have done, and to maintain the level of performance of previous years, we may have some choreography rehearsals prior to  formal rehearsals beginning.  These rehearsals will not be required, but strongly encouraged to keep up with the amount of dance we have in this production.

Formal rehearsals for this group will be from 8:00am -12:00pm Monday through Thursday as well as 9:00am -3:00pm on Fridays (with a few exceptions).   Rehearsals for June and part of July will be at Cambridge Middle School A typical rehearsal would include one to two hours of music rehearsal and the rest spent on choreography and staging.  

Body Electric

The tradition of “I Sing the Body Electric” will continue this year and all performers are expected to be at the performances for the middle school production to be a part of this unifying song.  For those unfamiliar, this is an annual song that we perform with all the high school and middle school performers to unify the program.

Registration will be open until May 3rd or until the program is full (last year registration filled up within two days of opening.

*Registration for all performers is $250–includes Play Inc sweatshirt and Newsies t-shirt.