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Grace Glastetter: Director/Program Coordinator

Melissa Glastetter: Producer/Program Coordinator

Program Description:

The goal of the BARC Youth Theatre Program is to give every student the opportunity to participate in a true theatrical experience, no matter what their experience level may be.

Our program is directed by Grace Glastetter. Grace is a Sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College studying directing and acting. She is thrilled to be back directing for BARC Youth Theater again this year. Grace has been involved with many local theater companies over the last 9 years, including Home Made Theater, Troupe, Launching Pad Productions, Carpe Diem Productions and BARC Youth Theatre as well. She was also a camp counselor for Carpe Diem from 2019-2021, and directed two musicals with the company in the summer of 2021. She most recently performed in her college theatre program staring in Horse Girls and Urinetown. She will also be directing a show at Sarah Lawrence this spring.  Grace is also studying Psychology and Film in college and enjoys going into the city for excellent consignment shopping and Thai food in her free time.

Our program is produced by Melissa Glastetter. She is a lifelong resident of the area and has been involved in several theatre programs for many years. Melissa has been a costume designer, hair and make-up artist and parent volunteer for Launching Pad Productions, Troupe,  Home Made Theater and Carpe Diem Productions respectively. She is also the founder of Ground Control which runs the concessions stand at the BARC rec field during the fall and spring soccer seasons. Ground control uses all proceeds earned to fund the Ground Control Performing Arts Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior that is pursuing a career in the Performing Arts. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys seeing shows at Proctors Theatre, attending P!nk concerts as many times as she can, spending time with her family and friends and sleeping whenever possible.

This program is for students entering 4th grade through to June graduates. It runs from May through August (most intensive in July & August). Registration opens in late March/early April and closes  in mid May.  Auditions are held at the end of May, and rehearsals are afterschool on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June, with a more extended schedule in July & August. The production is the first & second weekend in August. The cost of this program is $100 per student for cast members and $50 per student for crew members, with a multi family member discount applied for more than two siblings registering.


Shows Times: 
Friday, August 4 at 7pm | Saturday, August 5 at 1pm and 7pm   
Friday, August 11 at 7pm  | Saturday, August 12 at 1pm and 7pm 

BARC Youth Theatre is excited to announce our 2023 productions of  Into the Woods!

Help support our performers through our  fundraising events or by attending one of our productions on August 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th. More details on our fundraisers below…

Ongoing Hoffman’s Car Wash Fundraiser!

Growlers and Brews! @ the Speckled Pig Brewing Co. | June 11, 2023 at 11:00am

Mandala Drawing Class | June 19 at 3:00 pm & June 30, 2023 at 7:00pm

Cast List Announcement

The cast list is here! Congratulations to everyone who auditioned! You all did an amazing job!

CINDERELLA: Zakyra Johnson
BAKER: Finn Vanier
BAKERS WIFE: Libby Stavers
JACK: Alex DeFabio
JACK’S MOTHER: Harper Gliserman
LITTLE RED: Anna Seplowitz
WITCH: Kara Bowens
STEP MOTHER: Lucy Dooling
FLORINDA: Zilah Osuchowski
LUCINDA: Natalie Croft
STEWARD: Pax Carpenter
GIANT: Madilyn Erickson
GRANNY: Nyx Kowalski
SNOW WHITE: Ella VanOrden
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Brittany Cannone
HEN: Neviah Osuchowski

BIRDS: Eli Buck, Max DeMeritt, Alora Faulkner, Olivia Gillespie,
Lorelei Hammer, Lux Hammer, Lily Mickel, Emma Noto

ENSEMBLE: Eli Buck, Lily Cameron, Brittany Cannone, Grace
Cannone, Max DeMeritt, Connor Doyle, Madilyn Erickson, Carter
Farrar, Jacob Farrar, Alora Faulkner, Madelyn Gamache,
Madelaine Gillespie, Olivia Gillespie, Lorelei Hammer, Lux
Hammer, Sophie Hansen, Nyx Kowalski, Charlotte Lichva, Henry
Lotto, Grace Lotto, Amelia Marine, Lily Mickel, Elin Noto, Emma
Noto, Neviah Osuchowski, Gideon Parker, Aven Vanier, Ella


Registration Information Summer 2023


Dates: 5/30/23 – 8/12/23 (Cast Members) 7/6-8/12/23 (Crew Members) *A detailed scheduled will be provided at the mandatory parent meeting on 5/22/2023. A general schedule is on the BARC website home page.

Where: Malta Ave Auditorium (May/June) and BSpa High School (July/Aug)

WHO: Students ENTERING 4th grade through 2023 high school graduates who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa are eligible. There is an additional $25 fee for those who are not residents of the Ballston Spa School District.

COST: There is a non-refundable cost of $100.00 for cast members and a $50 fee for crew members, with a 10% discount for each child in the same family after the second registration. This cost helps defray insurance and performance right costs. An Into the Woods t-shirt for all cast is included in the registration fee.


Performances- The program will conclude with six public performances of the popular musical Into the Woods on August 4th (7 PM) & 5th (1PM & 7PM), 11th (7 PM) & 12th (1PM & 7PM). FULL CAST rehearsal attendance is mandated beginning July 24th.  Attendance is also mandated on all performance dates.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, 5/23/2023 and Wednesday, 5/24/2023 at 5 pm at Malta Ave Elementary auditorium. (Please only pick one date when registering.)  Callbacks will be held on Thursday, 5/25/2023 at 5 pm at the Ballston Spa High School auditorium. Audition materials are provided above.  You must attend a Mandatory Parent Meeting in order to participate in this program.  The scheduled Meeting is on Monday, 5/22/2023 at 6:30 pm at Malta Ave auditorium .                                         

HOW TO REGISTER: Log onto and go to the online registration by clicking “Register/Log In” or click  BARC Theatre Registration . If you have already created an online account with Sports Engine, you will be able to access the information from your last registration. If any of your personal information has changed, please update it to ensure that you receive program updates. Please be sure that your email address is correct as that is the main means of relaying information. If you have not previously registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register. Online registration will open April 1st and will close on May 14th.  If you need help registering or need a scholarship, please email .

BARC’s Summer 2019 Production

BARC’s Summer 2018 Production