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.
“Theater/STAGES was a critical part of my children’s development. Educators talk of the importance of sports and ‘teamwork.’ My non-athletic kids learned that through theater. They both appreciate the importance of expression through the arts….they are better people for it!”
“I have very low self confidence but through STAGES I managed to find self worth and pride in what I could accomplish. STAGES changed my entire life.”