FALL 2020 PROGRAMS – ALL AGES

A note about STAGES Fall Programming…

As we make our way through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, STAGES continues to consider the unique challenges presented by our year-round focus on musical theater. Singing together continues to be one of the highest-risk group activities known to spread the COVID-19 virus. For the first time in over a decade, STAGES will not be offering a fall musical experience. Simply put: in-person, group singing is not a risk we’re willing to take at this time.

This has been an extremely difficult decision – we love musical theater! But we love YOU – our students and families – even more. We are focusing now on new, innovative, SAFE ways of connecting with everyone as the global health crisis continues to unfold.

Our Fall semester includes virtual programs for all age groups and a very limited number of small, in-person programs for our older students. While our programming looks different this fall, our mission remains the same. We are addressing new challenges with creativity and we continue to offer a safe space – in person or online – for enrichment, friendship, and self-discovery during what has been an isolating time for so many young people.


Thank you for your support of STAGES as we reinvent our program to meet the requirements of this “temporary normal”. Please do not hesitate to contact us any time with questions or concerns.


STOP. PLEASE READ.
Before registering, we ask that you familiarize yourself with our updated (as of July 20, 2020) Fall Program cancellation and refund policies by clicking here. Thank you!


FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Thank you for considering a Fall Program at STAGES youth Theater! We are SO excited to share new enrichment classes and new types of performance opportunities with our community. Our available programs are listed below – whether you join us online or in person, we hope to see you at STAGES this semester!

Please note that our virtual program options will require that our students have access to an internet connection and a Zoom-enabled device that can record sound. If internet access is a barrier for participation, please contact us.


DRACULA
DRACULA, A VAMPIRE PLAY (ages 12+)

(A STAGES Film Production)

When Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure maladies, discovers that beautiful Lucy Westenra is the victim of a vampire, suspicion falls on a mysterious neighbor, Count Dracula. Van Helsing and his vampire-hunting comrades must journey to Dracula’s fortress to end the curse of the undead in Tim Kelly’s chilling adaptation of this Bram Stoker classic masterwork. This production will be filmed and digitally streamed during Halloween weekend!

LOCATION: STAGES Youth Theater
DATES:
Tuesdays & Thursdays

September 8 – October 29
TIME: 5:30PM-7:00PM
TUITION: $250.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

IMG-3876

THE TELL-TALE HEART (ages 12+)
(A STAGES Radio Play Production)

Rehearse and record a dramatic, thrilling radio play version of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, using voice acting techniques and the creation of original sound effects and music. The Tell-Tale Heart is considered to be one of Poe’s best-known and enduring short stories. It’s also super spooky!  This class will culminate in a radio play/audio drama to be presented during Halloween Weekend (October 30 – November 1, 2020).

LOCATION: Virtual STAGES Classroom
DATES:
Wednesdays

September 16 – October 28
TIME: 4:00PM-5:30PM
TUITION: $105.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

FRANK-STINE

FRANK & STINE (ages 9-13)
(A STAGES Film Production)

If there’s something eerie on the loose, who are you gonna call? Frank & Stine, obviously! They’re the best Spooky Sleuths around. But when they take a trip to Scary Town (The Liveliest Ghost Town in the World!), they become wrapped up in a mystery much different than they expected. Perform in the premiere production of a new scare-tacular screenplay by STAGES creators Shannon Wade and Nolan Ellsworth. You’ll rehearse, perform, and work closely with the playwrights to bring Frank & Stine to life!

LOCATION: STAGES Youth Theater
DATES:
Tuesdays & Thursdays

September 8 – October 29
TIME: 3:30PM-5:00PM
TUITION: $250.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

STAGE-MAKEUP

CHARACTER MAKE-UP! (ages 11-14)
(A STAGES Design Class!)

Get ready for Halloween, your upcoming cosplay adventure, or your next stage role! Learn the basics of make-up design and application in this online, virtual STAGES class. Explore different styles of character make-up including basic clowning, old age, mystical/fairies/elves, animal characters, special effects make-up, and more! Before your program begins, your student will receive a box full of all materials needed to participate in this program. Each week, students will connect with STAGES teaching artists in our online STAGES classroom for 90 minutes of instruction using the items inside the box!

LOCATION: Virtual STAGES Classroom
DATES:
Thursdays

September 17 – October 29
TIME: 3:30PM-5:00PM
TUITION: $135.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

GHOST-STORY

GHOST STORY THEATER (ages 8-9)
(A STAGES PlayBox Program)

Halloween is right around the corner – can you boo-lieve it? That means it’s a spooktacular time to work on your ghostly acting skills! Using our actor tools, PlayBox items, and plenty of games, we’ll create eerie environments in which to perform our own original ghost stories. Before your PlayBox program begins you will receive a box full of themed surprises and materials. Each week you’ll connect with teaching artists in our online STAGES classroom for guided creative play using the items inside the box!

LOCATION: Virtual STAGES Classroom
DATES:
Tuesdays 

September 15 – October 27
TIME: 4:00PM-5:00PM
TUITION: $135.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

QUINCYPBOX

MONSTER MASH (ages 5-6)
(A STAGES PlayBox Program)

Have you met a monster? Goofed off with a ghoul? Whistled with a werewolf? We’ll do all that and more in this interactive PlayBox program! We’ll use our bodies, voices, imaginations and PlayBox suprises to go on a different Halloween-themed adventure each week. production will be filmed and digitally streamed during Halloween weekend! Your Playbox full of themed surprises will arrive before the program begins. Then, each week you’ll connect with teaching artists in our online STAGES classroom for guided creative play using the items inside the box!

LOCATION: Virtual STAGES Classroom
DATES:
Wednesdays

September 16 – October 28
TIME: 4:00PM-5:00PM
TUITION: $135.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

MIDSUMMER----square-art
… and don’t miss out on 
The 2020-2021 Shakespeare Ensemble
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | ages 12+

Rehearsals begin in October for the 2021 STAGES Shakespeare Ensemble! Games of fantasy, love and dreams abound in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy — join the cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and celebrate twelve years of Shakespeare at STAGES! Click here for more information and to register!

“Being able to think outside of the box and put yourself out there, especially as a child, teaches you how to be a confident, well-rounded person. I know I don’t know where I would be without youth theater.”

Eliza Skidgel, STAGES Alum & Employee

“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