About OYP

Oconee Youth Playhouse is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 that serves the Athens/Oconee and surrounding areas, by continuing to offer high-quality musical theater productions to the community while giving young people valuable experience in the performing arts.

Check out these photos to see some of OYP’s greatest hits! Auditions are open to the community and we’ve had performers as young as kindergarten appear in OYP shows.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

  • Freckleface Strawberry

    Freckleface Strawberry

  • Willy Wonka

    Willy Wonka

  • Children of Eden

    Children of Eden

  • Aida


  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

  • Crazy For You

    Crazy For You

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

  • Legally Blonde

    Legally Blonde

  • Snoopy!


  • A Little Princess

    A Little Princess

  • Dear Edwina

    Dear Edwina

  • Honk!


  • High School Musical

    High School Musical

  • Seussical


  • Annie


  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

  • Grease


  • Big


  • Footloose


  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

  • Bugsy Malone

    Bugsy Malone

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddler on the Roof

OYP typically does three mainstage shows per year, primarily at our home theater: the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville. Over the years, OYP has performed in Athens as well, presenting Beauty and the Beast and High School Musical at The Classic Center Theater, and Fiddler on the Roof and Into the Woods at the Morton Theater.