Based on the beloved animated movie from 20th Century Fox, Anastasia is both a heartwarming and heart-wrenching dive into one of history’s biggest unanswered questions: what happened to Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov? Set amidst the turmoil of the Russian revolution with the Bolshevik regime on the rise, Anya, an amnesiac orphan stranded in what was once the Russian capital, St. Petersburg, is on a quest to rediscover her past which she believes lies in Paris. Joined by a dashing conman, Dmitry, and an ex-aristocrat, Vlad Popov, who want to use Anya to bamboozle the only remaining Romanov, Dowager Empress Marie into believing that Anya is the lost Anastasia, she escapes to Paris with a determined Soviet officer on their heels. Including classic songs from the motion picture like “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December,” Anastasia explores one determined girl’s journey to find home, love, and family as she discovers who she was and embraces who she is meant to be.

AGES: 8-19 are welcome to audition

AUDITIONS: January 12; CALLBACKS: January 13
Location: Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Drive, Tomball 77375

PRODUCTION FEE: $250 (scholarships are available.)

REHEARSALS: January 19-March 30
(No rehearsals March 15 & 16 and March 29 & 30.) 
Fridays: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: Redeemer Church, 730 Baker Drive, Tomball 77375

TECH WEEK: April 1-April 4
(Move into the theater on April 1)
(No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)
Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center
30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball 77375

April 5 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (school day shows) & 7 p.m.
April 6 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
April 7 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center
30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball 77375

Aimee Bowles, Director
Kristi Vaughn, Assistant Director
Shana Manna, Vocal Director
Erica Gallegos, Choreographer
Beth Hale, Choreographer Intern
Angela Ward, Directing Intern


Before signing up, parents should be aware that to participate in a show, each family needs to complete 30 volunteer hours during the weeks of rehearsals AND be present for all of tech week and show weekend. National Youth Theater’s production process is not a drop-off program. This helps us keep the cost of a student’s involvement lower than most other theater programs. You can read more about that commitment and volunteer options on the Parent Team Descriptions page.

Please read all NYT policies. They will be available to review during the registration process. Online registration will close on January 10. After January 10, you may audition as a walk-in. All families must update (provide) bio and t-shirt size (for the student), select parent teams, and include schedule conflicts.   

*To learn about what to expect at an NYT audition, please visit our Auditions FAQ’s. For tips on auditioning, please visit our Auditions Tips page.

If you have any questions, please contact the production manager Emily Amos at [email protected].

Dmitry Sudayev
Vladimir “Vlad” Popov
Deputy Commissioner Gleb Vaganov
Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Young Anastasia
Young Alexei Romanov
Other Featured Characters: Olga, Tatiana, Mariya, Paulina, Dunya, Marfa, Odette, Swans, Commissioner Gorlinsky, Count Leopold, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, Countess Gregory, Tsar Nicholas II Romanov, Count Ipolitov, Siegfriend, Sergei the Doorman, Von Rothbart
Ensemble – Townsfolk, Royal Servants, Bolshevik Officers and Soldiers, Parisians, Reporters, and Aristocrats