About STAGES

STAGES Youth Theater is a year-round youth theater company, presenting a full season of fully-staged, professional-quality all-student productions. STAGES registers our students on a non-competitive basis, and strives to maintain a nurturing, process-based rehearsal environment at all times. Now in our tenth year, we currently reach hundreds of students each week through our productions and as part of our innovative “STAGES in the Schools” program.

The STAGES Mission

To unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.

STAGES Core Values

At STAGES, we will:

  • Nurture artists and creativity in all forms
  • Treat everyone with respect & kindness and be open to new experiences
  • Practice innovation and risk taking
  • Recognize and celebrate the inherent uniqueness within each person

We believe creativity is inherent in children of all ages. Participation in the performing arts unlocks the imagination, builds self-esteem, and provides a meaningful opportunity for young people to learn about themselves and the world around them. STAGES provides a nurturing and safe environment in which kids can explore their creativity without fear of judgment or ridicule.

“The best part about having my child in STAGES was it was a place where she could go and be herself. She was accepted and loved for who and what she is. As the parent of a special needs child that is invaluable.”

Mark Barrasso, STAGES Parent

“Being in productions with kids who were older than me exposed me to a sense of artistic community that I never saw at school or at home.”

Owen Doane, STAGES Alum