From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Director: Jinnae Stuckey
Music Director: Thais Doyle
Co - Choreographers: Jessica Sunsdahl & Amber Camacho
Stage Manager: Iris Dahlstrom

Featuring: Anastasia Adult Ensemble!  (Rehearsals Monday's 5:30 - 7:30 starting 11/13.... registration opens in mid October)


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 9th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 10th @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 16th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Feb 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 17th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Saturday December 9, 2023 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills:

1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class IN FOLSOM may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Auditioning students must agree to accept any role. Those that would like to audition for specific roles are asked to audition in a future show. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on a second date. 

VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, November 17.   Location: Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd. (Folsom)
Students will sign up for a 30 min group audition slot sometime between 3:30 - 8:30pm.  Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.  Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors right after their vocal audition. 

CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers) : Held on Saturday, November 18 starting at 9:00am. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors.  If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Cast Announcement Sunday, 11/19. Details TBD

Rehearsal Dates: Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd. (Folsom)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 (Christmas / New Years Break 12/23, 12/30 - NO REHEARSAL)
Mondays  6:45-8:45 pm
1/8, 1/15, 1/22
Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday 2/15   6:00-9:00pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 2/3
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 2/4, Mon. 2/5 Tues. 2/6 Thurs. 2/8 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 2/7- No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
2/9 @ 10am & 7pm
2/10 @ 3pm
2/16 @ 10am & 7pm
2/17 @ 3pm - Strike 5pm-10pm

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Bonny Verner, at

Parent Meeting

Saturday, December 2nd 9:15am


Anya / Anastasia

.A scrappy and determined Russian orphan with amnesia of her former life as a Romanov Princess after escaping the Bolshevik uprising as a child. She travels to Paris in hopes of re-discovering her past and family.


The love interest of Anastasia. After working in the Romanovs Palace as a child he survived the Russian Revolution. As an adult he became a smart, and witty con-artist.

Gleb Vaganov

An ambitious young Bolshevik officer who dutifully enforces the party’s continued reign in St. Petersburg. His mission is to annihilate the rumors of Anastasia’s survival, but he is conflicted by his affection for her.

Vlad Popov

Russian ex-noble turned con-man. He is witty, clever, genuinely good-hearted, and the comedic counterpart to Countess Lilly.

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna

Empress of Russia from 1881 to 1894. Fleeing to Paris where years later she is still searching for her last surviving relative, her granddaughter Princess Anastasia. A former royal, she has become cynical from years of turning away actresses and fortune seekers.

Countess Lilly Malevsky-Malevitch

The Dowager Empress’ right-hand in Paris, and the jovial and passionate comedic counterpart to Vlad Popov. She is endlessly energetic and nostalgic for her former life as a Russian noble.

Tsar Nicholas II

Elegant and commanding, also plays Count politics. He is a loving father who tries to keep the peace between his mother, the Dowager Empress, and his wife, the Tsarina.

Count Leopold

A presumptive Romanov heir, Count Leopold is intimidating, sinister and a snob.

Young Princess Anastasia

The youngest daughter of the Tsar of Russia. Sweet, adventurous, and unknowing of the trouble ahead.

Prince Alexei Romanov