Young Performers’ Editions

Young Performers’ Editions

Young Performers’ Editions (YPEs) are 60-minute versions of classic musicals developed especially for young actors, and are ideal for elementary schools, junior high schools, afterschool programs and theatre camps. Each YPE license includes a Rehearsal CD and a Performance CD, as well as a Production Guide for teachers. They include age-appropriate orchestrations and choreography, and can be easily expanded to accommodate as many performers as you can fit on the stage.

When you order a Tams-Witmark YPE, you receive a full set of author-approved materials that make it easier than ever for your school or organization to mount the best possible production, and to give your young actors an exciting and rewarding experience.
Our YPE library currently includes the following titles:

Anything Goes – Young Performers’ Edition

Bye Bye Birdie – Young Performers’ Edition

Crazy For You – Young Performers’ Edition

42nd Street – Young Performers’ Edition

The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers’ Edition 


Each YPE license includes the following materials:

  • 30 Young Performers’ Books, each containing the complete script and all vocal material adapted to the musical range of developing voices.
  • 1 Digital Download, consisting of:

Sing-Along Tracks to help your cast learn the songs.
Performance Tracks with orchestral accompaniment for your production.
Choreography/Staging Videos with simple, effective dance steps and staging for certain songs.

  • 1 Piano-Vocal Score, as an additional rehearsal tool.
  • 1 Production Guide, complete with background material, directorial pointers, and details on how the show’s production can be incorporated into a school curriculum and how to involve your community at large.

Getting Started

You can license a YPE musical in the same way that you would license any other Tams-Witmark show. Just go to the show page of the show you’re interested in and click the button to request a quote or order reading copies. Or call our friendly customer service team to place your order.