STAGES at Breakwater

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STAGES Youth Theater is pleased to be celebrating 8 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 2018-19 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. All registration questions and concerns should be directed to Breakwater Enrichment staff.

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


averybreakwaternutcrackerSESSION 2
A VERY BREAKWATER NUTCRACKER!
Week of October 22 – Week of December 10

STAGES Youth Theater and Breakwater Enrichment are partnering to offer a one-of-a-kind theater opportunity for ages K-8 at Breakwater School. Through this process-orientated program, students will engage in movement, storytelling, character creation, and theatrical activities tailored to their age group. Each group will collaborate to create their own unique short performance within the session’s theme.

At the end of the session, the three performance classes will culminate in a joint presentation, beginning with our youngest actors and culminating with our middle school students. The performances will be connected through the original costumes, set design, and props created by the middle school technical theater production class.

So You Think You Can Dance Like a Sugarplum Fairy?
Grades
: K-1

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 24 – Dec. 12
Time: 3:45-4:30pm
Note: There will be NO rehearsal on Wednesday October 31!

Dance up the holidays with Stages Youth Theater! Students will sing, dance, and move to different Nutcracker inspired songs in this energetic class. No prior acting or dance experience is required to enroll and have a ton of fun! This program culminates in a final sharing presentation for family and friends on Saturday, December 15th. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Nutcracker 2.0!
Grades
: 2-4

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 24 – Dec. 12
Time: 4:30-5:45pm
Note: There will be NO rehearsal on Wednesday October 31!

Holiday parties, dancing animals, epic fight scenes…the ideas will accumulate as fast as snow on a December night! In this creative drama class, students will work together to create a brand new Nutcracker-inspired short play with music. We’ll spend class time brainstorming, crafting the story, and rehearsing, and then we’ll perform our new play for family and friends on Saturday, December 15th. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Design a Winter Wonderland
Grades
: 5-8

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 24 – Dec. 12
Time: 3:45-5:45pm
Note: There will be NO rehearsal on Wednesday October 31!

Ever wonder about the many elements that go into a successful theatrical production? This class is perfect for those who want to explore a side of theater other than performing. Students will develop skills in forming artistic concepts and learn how to design & construct props, costumes, and simple set pieces! They will showcase their Nutcracker-themed work for family and friends on Saturday, December 15th. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Nutcracker Adaptation and Performance
Grades
: 5-8

Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 1 – Dec. 13
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Students will hone their acting skills by working on an original piece of theater, centered on the theme of “The Nutcracker.” Instructors will incorporate student interests based on student-generated ideas, the original Nutcracker story, pre-written text, or anything else relevant to the theme! The ensemble will work toward a polished piece of theater to be presented on Saturday, December 15th. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

COMING SOON!
SESSION 3 – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
SESSION 4 – Peter & The Wolf

 

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“When I think of my STAGES friends, I think of some of the closest friends I’ve ever made.”

Owen Freeman, STAGES Alum

“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