Mountain Youth and Community Theatre
MYACT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ​It was formed with the merge of Sonora Children's Theatre and Meyer Hideout  to provide more opportunities for children, youth and adults in our community to become involved in theatre, music and dance. 

Board Members:

Jessica Shapiro - President
Leah Dowie - Vice President
Jeff Gill - Secretary
Eric Carlson - Treasurer
Jeannie Frankenstein
John Williams (Member Emeritus)

Mountain Youth and Community Theatre
Mission Statement

This corporation has been formed for public purposes, to foster educational opportunities for children and adults of all ages in the performing arts, with a specific focus on theater, music, dance, voice and other arts.

Mountain Youth and Community Theatre ~ ~ 14372 Cuesta Ct., Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 874-6408
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The Chipmunks and the Chipettes
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Annie, Jr.
Once on This Island, Jr.
Seussical, Jr.
Willy Wonka, Jr.
Aristocats Kids
Dear Edwina, Jr.
Veggie Tales Dinner Theatre
Into the Woods, Jr.
Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Once on This Island
The Music Man, Jr.
The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Aladdin,  Jr.
Singin' In The Rain
SHREK the Musical
James and the Giant Peach
​Legally Blonde, Jr.
Happily serving Tuolumne County since 2004
Executive Director
Raquel Ruelas
Raquel Ruelas has worked as an actor, director, and youth instructor for nine years. She was born and raised in the Central Valley and has worked mainly in that community. Raquel received her BA in Theatre Arts from CSU Stanislaus and completed an MA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, U.K.  She has worked as a youth instructor teaching various subjects including: improvisation, stage combat, commedia dell’arte, and Shakespeare studies. Along with being involved at MYACT, she is one of the founding members of Light Box Theater Company in Turlock, CA that specializes in children’s theater programs and the Artistic Director at Murphys Creek Theatre.
​Meyer Hideout was Co-Founded by John Williams and Kyla Meyer in 2004. Kyla had a dream of bringing Musical Theatre to the youth of her community, and with the help of John Williams, she was able to make her dream a reality. The first summer brought bright new faces and lots of potential; and Hideout has not stopped growing since.

 Kyla is a Twain Harte Native and has had a passion for the arts from the time she was a child. John Williams is the Owner and Lead Pharmacist at Bob's Greenley Pharmacy in Sonora, CA.  John has served as a Youth Director in various church programs, as well as a Past President of MYACT. 
Humble Beginnings:
Times and faces have changed, but we will never forget our roots.