STAGES at Breakwater School

STAGES Youth Theater is pleased to be celebrating 7 seasons of collaborating with Breakwater School to provide performing arts educational opportunities as part of their exciting and innovative after-school Enrichment Program – available to Breakwater students, as well as any K-8 student in the Greater Portland area!

The following STAGES Youth Theater classes will take place at Breakwater School (856 Brighton Avenue) during the upcoming 2017-18 Academic Year. Breakwater School provides transportation from several Portland area schools, and, through the generosity of The Bob Crewe Foundation, offers scholarships for participation in performing arts programs. Please note all registration details, logistics, and questions are handled by Breakwater Enrichment for these STAGES programs.

(If you are looking for STAGES programs taking place in our theater (202 Woodford St), please visit our Be in a Show page).

Scroll Down to read descriptions for the following shows/classes:
*Seussical JR – Grades 3-8
*Dr. Seuss Stories – Grades K-2



The Breakwater – STAGES Youth Theater Winter Musical (Grades 3-8) Mondays and Wednesdays starting in January 2018

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Tuesday afternoons, starting in January 2018

From the Jungle of Nool to the Planet of Who, and all of the places in between – Explore the magical and unique worlds and characters of Dr. Seuss books and create an original play to be performed for family and friends. Singing, dancing, acting, costume design and creative play and fun aboundCLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

For more information, and to register for any of the above programs, please visit the Breakwater Enrichment website. All registration questions and concerns should be directed to Breakwater Enrichment staff.


“My time at STAGES gave me a sense of belonging, and presented an entry point for something that I found myself so passionate about. These experiences helped to shape my love of the arts and appreciate the impact that the performing, and later visual, arts could have on my life.”


“When you graduate from STAGES you wish you could do it all over again. STAGES helped me grow as a person and I truly miss it.”

DJ Nicholas, STAGES Alum