The George Daily Youth Theatre is Partying Like it’s 1999 on August 2nd!

OSKALOOSA, IA— The George Daily Youth Theatre prepares to perform The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever for their 2-Week production to celebrate their 20th Anniversary!

The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever is a fun musical about a seemingly normal birthday party where an unthinkable situation arises. Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish, and the partygoers are trapped in the backyard! A new society must be formed and Skyler’s brother, Charlie, becomes their new leader. This was not the birthday party Skyler planned! The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever features book, music, and lyrics by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey. Some favorite songs include “The Worst Birthday Party Ever,” “Whatever Charlie Wants,” and “Be Brave.” The Most EPIC Birthday Party Ever is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (

Join us before the show for a birthday party for the George Daily Youth Theatre’s 20th Birthday Party at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy cake with the GDYT staff and celebrate with other Youth Theatre families and campers.

The Youth Theatre staff has been hard at work getting parts of this production ready all summer. Staff member Lissa Newendorp designed and built a large portion of the set during the first two weeks of camp. Guest Teacher, Jason Tipsword, has been assisting the Tech Team over the production weeks.

The cast and crew feature 24 Youth Theatre campers. Brenna Deffenbaugh, Lorelie Hostetler, Kalianna Shepard, and Maura Wright are the four Narrators. Skyler is played by Ava Vander Linden and Charlie will be played by Xavier Edwards. The ranks of the Charlandian Troupes are Camryn Bowie, Isis Edwards, Antigone Hinkle, Elena Johnson, Josalyn Reddy, and Ako Taneichi. McKenzie Banicky, Charisa Bollman, and Gemma Brice are the carefree Musicians. Gail will be played by Brenna Deffenbaugh with Maura Wright at Wolf. The Charlandians are Alesha Banicky, Gemma Brice, Paxton DeJong, Asher Edel, Arianah Edwards, Cora Sytsma, and Kotaro Taeichi. The Tech Team is comprised of Charisa Bollman, Brenna Deffenbaugh, Lorelie Hosetler, Josalyn Reddy, Joanna Thury, Trenton Van Zee, and Maura Wright.

There is still one week left of camp! Don’t miss your chance to compete in the 2019 Theatre Olympic Games. Compete to be the best in tech theater and in the Games Lab. Challenge your dice rolling skills and character development with the last week of the Advanced Skills Expansion, for grades 6-12, of Monster of the Week. Join the Majestic Company and capture a series of monsters and save the world. Catch the Olympic Games camp showcase on Friday, August 9th at 4:00 p.m. at Penn Central Mall’s Center Court.

Don’t miss The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever at the George Daily Auditorium on August 2nd at 7:00p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling (641) 672-0799, online at, or at the George Daily Auditorium box office. Join us before the show for Birthday cake at 6:00p.m. to celebrate the Youth Theatre’s 20th Anniversary!

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