The Young Audience Outreach Tour’s mission is to provide equitable access to high quality theatre and arts education to rural and remote communities across the Southwest. This program annually produces an original, bilingual, musical production for students in grades K-6 and has served 400,000+ young people since its founding 40 years ago.

40 Years and 400,000+ Students!

2024 TOUR


Colorado Academic Standards in Drama and Theatre Arts

Students are supported in developing these Colorado Drama and Theatre Arts Standards while viewing the Young Audience Outreach Tour:

Drama and Theatre Arts Standard 3: Critically Respond

3.1 Perceive and analyze artistic work.

3.2 Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

3.3 Connect artistic experiences to our world; past, present, and future.

3.4 Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Colorado Academic Standards for Drama and Theatre Arts (

National Core Arts Standards

Students are supported in developing these National Core Arts Standards while viewing the Young Audience Outreach Tour:

Theatre, Responding:

Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.

Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Theatre, Connecting:

Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

National Core Arts Standards (

Social Emotional Competencies

Students are supported in developing these Social & Emotional Learning competencies while viewing the Young Audience Outreach Tour:

Self-Awareness: Integrating personal and social identities, Identifying one’s emotions, Linking feelings, values, and thoughts, Developing interests and a sense of purpose.

Self-Management: Managing one’s emotions.

Social Awareness: Taking others’ perspectives, Recognizing strengths in others, Demonstrating empathy and compassion, Showing concern for the feelings of others, Understanding and expressing gratitude.

Relationship Skills: Communicating effectively, Practicing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving.

Responsible Decision-Making: Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness, Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside and outside of school.

Social & Emotional Learning Core Competencies taken from the CASEL framework (


This is the second year in a row we have invited CRT into our school. Our students LOVE their entertaining, engaging and fun musicals. As educators, we appreciate the messages they include (family, conflict resolution, kindness, etc)

Britni Westbrook, Principal, Broadway Elementary, Grand Junction, CO



The Young Audience Outreach Tour is always a bilingual musical that empowers and motivates action that is full of audience participation.

Productions last approximately 50 minutes and can be performed in a multi-purpose room, a theatre, or gym. The actors will interact directly with the students throughout the show. YAOT productions are always bilingual in Spanish and English. This program is best suited for students in grades K-6. It is a highly energetic hour of learning and entertainment!

Literacy Matters

Before our show arrives at your school, teachers will have access to our study guide to help introduce students to the themes of the production and a follow-up lesson plan for after the performance. After our audience interactive performance, every student receives a free childrens’ book. These books reinforce the themes of the study guide and the performance while making reading exciting!

Keeping You in Mind

The true cost of our show is $800 per performance. However, CRT is committed to ensuring that the Young Audience Outreach Tour remains accessible for all communities. To inquire about booking the show or ask about financial assistance, please contact Education Director Jenni Harbour at or 719-658-2540 Ext. 2012.

The students were positively engaged with the performance. They were laughing, responded to the actors and left wanting to read books. What teachers could ask for anything more?

— Cynthia Bills, Teacher, High Rolls, NM


The Young Audience Outreach Tour visits 35,000 students each year at a cost of $10 per student! Support our 41-year mission of equitable access to all students of our region.

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For more information, please contact:
Jenni Harbour, Education Director  |  (719) 658 -2540, Ext 2012