Don't miss Sister Act Jr.

7:00 PM September 17,18, 24, 25

2:00 PM September 19 and 26

$12, $10

The hilarious musical is based on the movie with Whoopie Goldberg and includes many of the songs from the original Broadway Show.

Contact us at motorcityoutheatre@gmail

for ticket information.

MCYT's Professional Players

Really Rosie, 2018 

Audrey Turnage, longtime MCYT member, taught a dance workshop for MCYT kids this past spring (2019).

The MCYT Touring Company  is presently rehearsing for a family performance of Tales of Wishing and Other Foolishness.  Look for us  at local libraries as well as at Motor City Theatre.

Watch this space for specific dates.

MCYT Bard Bums  performed at the 6th Annual Detroit Fringe Festival at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019!

MCYT's talented young actors presented a 30 minute version of 

Romeo and Juliet Meet the Hatfields and the McCoys! Jam Handy Detroit

MCYT Bard Bums will do an encore performance of this hilarious production in 2021

​Watch this space!

Motor City Theatre

27555 Grantland

Livonia, MI 48150

Romeo and Juliet Meet the Hatfields and the McCoys is a study of the similarities between Romeo and Juliet and Roseanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield. The production includes the bard's original and occasionally altered dialogue as well as original script and musical work of the current playwright.  Audience members will experience comedy, history music and tragedy in one setting. Cast members play ukulele, guitar, banjo and other jug band instruments in the production!

The full production was first performed at Motor City Youth Theatre June 29, 30 and July 1, 2018. Segments were performed at the Detroit Music Weekend, May 10, 2018 and at a Livonia family event in July 2018.  The Tug River Jug Band part of the R&J H&M production) performed at Trinity House "Open Mic" in December 2018.


Rainbow Fish, 2019

celebrating 30 years!

Motor City Youth Theatre

CATS! 2007

Evelyn Goll, youngest MCYT Bard Bum:

Midsummer Night's Dream, 2014
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27555 Grantland
Livonia, MI 48150



An original tragicomedy


William Shakespeare


Nancy Florkowski

Presented by

MCYT Bard Bums

Dates TBA


Past Productions

The Mouse Trap, 2012

Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, 2013​

Sleepy Hollow, 2014

Dirty Work at the Crossroads, 2015

The Great Ghost Chase. 2015

​The Ghosts of Spoon River, 2016

The Redford Cemetery Walk, 2016

Poe and Friends, 2016

​Return to AVE P 2019

Motor City Youth Theatre is a professional youth theatre company and was founded in 1990 by Fred and Nancy Florkowski as

The Redford Youth Theatre, under the umbrella of  South Redford Schools. 

The company later moved to the Detroit Masonic Temple where it was sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons. 

It was then that the name was changed to Motor City Youth Theatre. 

In 2005 MCYT found its own home in an old VFW hall in Livonia, where it has created a beautiful off-Broadway style theatre.


To enrich the lives of youth through participation in dance, music,  visual arts, theatre workshops and main stage productions.
To facilitate youth’s development of life skills such as problem solving, decision-making and teamwork.
To offer high quality theatrical productions to the community.  Motor City Adult Players is an extension of MCYT.
Children with special needs are also included as equals in MCYT programs and productions.  Unlike most programs that audition and accept only the most talented children, MCYT accepts all children and guides them toward becoming creative and talented leaders who advance to adult theatre programs and other professions.

Motor City Youth Theatre is presently searching for a larger space

which will accomodate more children while keeping socially distanced.

​We hope to begin workshops and productions again in the fall, 2021.