Become a Young People's Theater Member

A letter from the Young People's Theater Artistic Director


Dear Friends of the SAF Young People’s Theater,


The summer is coming to a close, and the Sheridan Opera House is gearing up for a very busy and fun-filled school year!  As the new Artistic Director of the SAF Young People’s Theater, I am so eager and excited to officially get started.  Our Summer Spectacular mini-production of "The Lion King" was a huge success, and was absolutely my favorite week of the summer.  In less than 20 hours, 27 children learned an entire show, with songs, choreography, a set, costumes, lighting, and props- nothing short of a miracle!  I never thought that I would be so lucky as to do what I love, in a magical place, with such beautiful families.  I am honored to continue the special YPT legacy passed down to me by my incomparable predecessor, Jen Nyman-Julia.


Since 1999, the SAFYPT has produced 55 musical theater productions and hundreds of workshops and classes in which more than 2,700 children have participated. We have donated over $130,000 in financial aid, and instituted a special incentive and scholarship program for minority youth.  Most importantly, we have created an innovative and nurturing learning environment for the young thespians of Telluride, a place where students of all ability levels can experiment with new ideas and gain confidence, all in the most supportive and non-competitive environment.


Over the past few years, the SAFYPT has grown steadily, thanks to the wonderful community support that it receives.  We couldn't do it without the passion and involvement of you, our loving “YPT Family”.  I am humbly reaching out, to ask that you might consider expanding on your involvement in our program by becoming an SAF Young People’s Theater Member or by renewing your existing membership.


Our membership levels offer some fun (and helpful) perks!  More importantly, by becoming a YPT member, you’ll be helping us to sustain one of Telluride’s most cherished and child-centered education programs.  Your contribution will help us reach more students, as well as aid in funding the high-quality YPT productions you are used to seeing.


If you are interested in becoming a YPT member, you can do so through the link below or by contacting me directly via email at


We are deeply appreciative of your consideration and support of this invaluable program.  Thank you so much!


Thank you so much for being a part of what we do!


Warm Regards,

Allie Scherich

Artistic Director, SAF Young People’s Theater        


Levels of Giving:


$100   One-Act Wonderful

  • Your name on the donor page in every YPT program (3 per season)


$250     Magical Musical Marvel

  • Everything listed above and…
  • Tickets to annual fall parent/kid play


$500     Sparklemuffin Stage Crew

  • Everything listed above and…
  • Option to purchase special reserved prime seating at every YPT show (must reserve 2 weeks in advance of show date)
  • One free 1/2 page ad in a YPT program of your choice


$1,000    Go Greased Lightnin’!

  • Everything listed above and…
  • Early enrollment option for all first come, first serve classes (does not apply to lottery classes)
  • One free full-page ad in a YPT program of your choice

*You are responsible for redeeming membership benefits by contacting our staff.


To become a YPT member TODAY please click the link below.