Please note this program is in progress. Registration for the 2022-23 Musical Theater Ensemble will open in June 2022. More information will be posted here soon!

SQUARE IMAGEThe 2021-2022 Musical Theater Ensemble
Limited to 25 Students

The musical play Titanic examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this tragic and ever-fascinating historical event. Epic and majestic – with moments of heartbreaking intimacy – Titanic captures the triumph and tragedy of the hopeful passengers on the ill-fated Ship of Dreams. Join the cast of TITANIC and the first Musical Theater Ensemble program at STAGES!


The Musical Theater Ensemble is a NEW two-semester program, meeting on Wednesdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM, beginning on September 22, 2021; and, adding Mondays from 4:00PM-5:30PM on January 3, 2022.

VERY IMPORTANT: There has been a change to the final weeks of this program since this information was originally posted. The final week of rehearsals for this program will take place between Monday May 2 and Saturday, May 7. The final performances will be held (times TBD in early 2022) on THURSDAY MAY 5 and SATURDAY MAY 7, 2022. All students enrolled in the Musical Theater Ensemble MUST be able to be fully present from May 2-7, 2022. There is a possibility of one Saturday orchestra rehearsal taking place in April – STAGES will make every effort to accommodate the schedule constraints for our cast members and families. This date will be determined early in 2022.

The Ensemble will NOT MEET on the following dates: the week of November 22, 2021 (Thanksgiving Week), the weeks of December 20 & December 27, 2021 (Winter Recess), January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), the week of February 21, 2022 (February School Vacation Week), and the week of April 18, 2022 (April School Vacation Week).

Tuition: $700.00 (installment plan options available)
(Note: Tuition will be pro-rated for students who join the ensemble later in the fall semester)

Please note: We hope and expect to be able to perform this production in our theater next spring for a live in-person audience. We also acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving in ways we may not be able to predict. In the event of a pandemic-related or other disruption that would make in-person rehearsals and performances impossible, this program (inclusive of all Master Classes, rehearsals and production) will transition seamlessly (in whole or in part) to an online format with a digital presentation.

WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM IF YOU/YOUR STUDENT ARE UNWILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE FORMAT SHOULD THE NEED ARISE. There will be NO refunds for this program unless it is formally and fully cancelled (without in-person or online options) for any reason.


What is it? The STAGES Musical Theater Ensemble is a fun, and empowering musical theater acting and ensemble-building program for students ages 12 and up. It spans both the fall and spring semester, and culminates in a fully-staged presentation of an exciting, ensemble-based Broadway musical. The 2021-22 Production of TITANIC is the inaugural Musical Theater Ensemble program!

What makes the Musical Theater Ensemble different from past Musical Theater productions at STAGES? The season-long program format provides more space and time for students to create a tight-knit performance company. Like the STAGES Shakespeare Ensemble (now in its 13th year) the new Musical Theater Ensemble program accommodates more interaction with the STAGES production team, giving Members a more in-depth stewardship of their production. Under the facilitation and guidance of the Ensemble mentors, students will have more time to reflect on and explore their musical’s themes and characters, and have more agency in casting, direction, and design.

How much music/acting/dance experience is expected of students participating in the Musical Theater Ensemble? All experience levels are welcome — and NO experience is required! Any relevant instruction or training will be provided as part of the production process. All we ask of our Musical Theater Ensemble students is enthusiasm, openness to learning new things, and a desire to work collaboratively for the entire school year with fellow ensemble members and mentors.

Is it possible to participate in the Musical Theater Ensemble and the Shakespeare Ensemble? Yes. It would be possible for one student to participate in both programs if desired. The Musical Theater Ensemble and the Shakespeare Ensemble have different start dates and difference final performance weeks, but meet/rehearse back-to-back on the same day(s) of the week. Families should review the schedule detail for both programs before deciding how to proceed.

Do you have more questions about the Musical Theater Ensemble? contact us any time!

“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!”

Liz Freeman, STAGES Parent

“I’m not sure I would have wanted my children anywhere else during their formative years, other than with STAGES or at performing arts related programs. The supportive atmosphere was like no other.”

Beth Doane, STAGES Parent