It's boy band vs. girl band in this hilarious brand-new jukebox musical featuring the exciting pop hits of the 1990's.

Auditions are open to anyone in grades 8th-college.

Popstars is a high-energy musical packed with smash hits from the hyper-colored 1990's by artists such as  Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, TLC, *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, MC Hammer, and many more.

The action takes place in a school in the 1990's where Mark is head over heels in love with his girlfriend, queen bee Shannon Van de Witt. When Shannon learns that pop-band impresario Simon Austin is the surprise judge at the State Talent Show, she dumps him for her chance at showbiz stardom. Mark rapidly goes from High School hero to High School zero. His garage band buddies rally around him and soon a plan for revenge is hatched to change their grunge band to a boy band and snatch the Talent Show title from Shannon’s "Candy Girls". There’s just one small problem... the boys can’t dance. Mark enlists the help of the ultra-talented, new girl, Ella to help with their boy band make over and sparks soon fly.

Can Mark get the girl, get the Grand Prize and get even with the scheming Shannon closing in? It’s anyone’s guess as the countdown to the Grand Finale begins. It’s sure to be one to remember.


Sunday, November 27th


$30 in advance/$40 day of or at the door


Tuesday, November 29th


$200 in advance/$225 day of or at the door


Saturday, December 3rd



First full company read thru rehearsal, Sunday, December 4th, 5:00-10:00pm

First rehearsal will be Monday, January 9th 5:00-10:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 6:00-10:00pm, Saturdays 2:00-6:00pm

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available after auditions


February 9-19, 2023

 February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 7:00pm

February 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 2:00pm

Rehearsal & Performance Location:

ENCORE! Theatre

9620 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91977

Chrissy Burns

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Chrissy Burns is thrilled to be Directing & Choreographing some of your favorite YAT Directors in our Fun-Raiser production of Nunsense.  This is the 11th show she has Directed here at YAT (SpongeBob, 42nd Street, Puffs, Freaky Friday, Matilda, Disenchanted, Songs For A New World, Smile, Into The Woods & Snoopy) and she plans to do many more! She has also Directed and Choreographed shows for many of San Diego’s Community and Professional Theaters as well as serving as an Associate at the Old Globe Theatre. She has worked as an actor on many shows and projects throughout San Diego and beyond. Chrissy is a private voice and audition coach preparing her students for a successful career in the performing arts. Chrissy is proud to work and create in the safe, open, environment of YAT and has a passion for mentoring young professionals through theatre training. Nunsense holds a special place in her heart as it was her directorial debut back in 2005 at Lamplights Theatre. Chrissy lives in La Mesa with her beloved wife and Assistant Director (a former YAcTor herself) Jessica.


Musical Director
Jerrica Ignacio


Jerrica Ignacio (she/her), is an award winning pianist and music director with over a decade of local performance experience in the classical and musical theater communities. Her favorite Musical Director and Conductor credits include productions at Young Actors Theatre, Encore Theater, Carlsbad Community, Lamplighters, Coronado Playhouse, Patio Playhouse, and Teatro San Diego. 


Olesia Winbush


Natalie Gelb & Elliot Laughlin
Stage Manger