YAG is Fort Smith's national award-winning youth theatre and Arkansas's oldest youth theatre!

Our Mission: To foster a love of the arts and inspire creativity in young people in the River Valley through no-fee, high-quality theatre production opportunities and workshops led by professional theatre artists. WE ARE YAG … and so are YOU!



Performance Dates:

July 6-8 at 7 pm

July 8 & 9 at 2 pm 


Skokos Performing Arts Center, Alma, AR


Tickets are $20 for GA and $25 for VIP.




Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Directed by Missy Gipson 

Music Directed by Gini Law


Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin <https://www.theatricalrights.com/author/steve-martin/>

Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell <https://www.theatricalrights.com/author/edie-brickell/>

Some of our previous shows...

Les Mis
Freckleface Strawberry
Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter Pan
Hairspray (2)
Tilly the Trickster
Into the Woods

Become A Part of YAG

As an organization, we are focused on making the arts accessible to our community. We serve youth between the ages of 6-19 and have a zero participation fee policy so that anyone cast can be involved. We believe in the power of the arts to change a child’s life. If you agree, JOIN US! We are always looking for donors, volunteers, and ambassadors for the arts.

Mailing Address
PO Box 771
Van Buren, AR 72957