Nelson Youth Theatre Company

"Inspiring the future through creativity"

Richard Carruthers(Director/Producer)

Previous Shows: 169 and counting! Memorable shows include Les Mis, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Godspell, Peter
Pan, The Sound of Music, Oliver! Joseph, JCS, Annie, Anything Goes, and numerous very funny "adult"
One of the best things about Youth Theatre is the camaraderie that develops between all the age groups,
parents, other adult helpers, teenagers and children, all working together for a common goal. Another is the
love that is evident everywhere, supporting us all in everything we do with enthusiasm, flowing out to the
audience in every performance, inspiring ourselves and those around us. Love underlies the fun in everything
we do!
Melanie Carruthers - "Musical Director"
Previous Shows : Surgical Sensations at St.Sennapod's, Heidi, Kindly Keep it Covered, Where’s the Bathroom, The Three Musketeers, Heidi, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Three Musketeers Le Panteau,Les Miserables, Satisfaction, the Sound of Music, Cinders - the True Story, Snow White, Annie, Into the Woods Jr, Godspell, My Fair Lady, A Nativity Tale, Cinders - the True Story, Cabaret, Les Miserables,All Shook Up, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods Jr (with Live Arts), A Christmas Carol, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music, Anything Goes.
Melanie began with NYTC's debut show Surgical Sensations at St Senapods. Now 176 shows later she still loves the energy and enthusiasm youth bring to shows ~ and loves that NYTC gives them these roles... so often youth are underestimated. She was the first New Zealander to gain the RSCM Gold Award in 2012 along with Susan Ledingham and Helen Baker,. "It's always astounding what youth can accomplish if only they are believed in!"
Nelson Youth Theatre Company Adult actors and Crew