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Welcome to

A Magical Journey Thru Stages!

Creating fun, high-quality youth theater

While theaters in New York State remained closed for performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, A Magical Journey Thru Stages adapted to offer a number of theater enrichment opportunities including scene studies, dance, acting, improv, and technology workshops. Beginning April 2, the New York State COVID-19 restrictions will allow event, arts, and entertainment venues to reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors.  Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.

Upcoming

  • Apr 19, 4:30 PM – May 17, 5:30 PM
    A Magical Journey Thru Stages, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    Grades 5-8: Through a variety of improv games, students will explore the basic elements of comedy improv. Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons.
  • Apr 19, 6:00 PM – Jun 13, 5:00 PM
    Rochester, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    We are looking for students in grades 7-12* who would like to apply for a theater or tech assistantship for our upcoming production of Working (2012 Revised Version). *Student Admin Assistantship open to 6th grade.
  • Apr 20, 6:00 PM – May 25, 11:00 AM
    A Magical Journey Thru Stages, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    Grades 5-8: Join us for a four-week scene study full of hilariously bad actors giving even worse (and even more hilarious) auditions. Directed by Erin McKenna-Arvizzigno.
  • Apr 21, 4:30 PM – May 26, 5:30 PM
    A Magical Journey Thru Stages, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    For elementary students who want to learn dance steps and moves suitable for musical theater songs. Instructed by Katie McCombs.
  • Apr 21, 5:45 PM – May 26, 6:45 PM
    A Magical Journey Thru Stages, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA
    Join us for this jazz technique-based musical theater dance class. Instructed by Katie McCombs.
 

Our Season By Grade

Summer Theater Camps

Grades 1-6

Location: JCC

Join Stages and an experienced artistic team for a summer of musical theater!

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Grades 6-10

Location: Stages

Join Stages and an experienced artistic team for a summer of musical theater!

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Grades 4-8

Location: Stages

Join Stages and an experienced artistic team for a summer of musical theater!

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Grades 7-12

Location: Stages

Join Stages and an experienced artistic team for a summer of musical theater!

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Our Season By Grade

First Stage
Kids

Grades: 1-4

Sign up and you’re in! Our First Stage Kids program is perfect for students who want to try their hand at theater arts while learning and performing in a shortened version of a Broadway musical. 

Stage Center Performers

Grades 6-9

Our Stage Center Performers program allows students to expand their talents, explore new skills, and audition for full Broadway musicals or plays. Performers rehearse 3 times per week, guided by an experienced artistic team!

Stagedoor Entertainers

Grades 2-5

Our Stagedoor Entertainers program offers an opportunity for young entertainers to grow and expand their talents in workshops and classes, or while rehearsing and performing in a shortened version of a Broadway musical.

Top Stage
Teens

Grades 8-12

Our Top Stage Teens program offers opportunities for students to expand their talents, explore new skills, and audition to be cast in full Broadway musicals or straight plays. High expectations produce several high-quality performances!

 

Our Season By Type

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    Acting

    Come play at Stages in a number of classes designed to push our performers into more developed actors!

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    Dance

    Gain a solid foundation in various types of musical theater dance while building lasting skills through choreographed combinations. A great opportunity to buff up your dance skills!

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    Stages Improv

    In Stages Improv classes, students learn the basic elements of Comedy Improv to develop hilarious and compelling improv scenes. Oh yeah, and they’re going to have a ton of FUN!

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    Mainstage Productions

    Fully-produced musicals and plays for students in grades 1-12, onstage and behind-the-scenes, led by carefully selected artistic teams and designers.

     


     

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    Open Mic Night

    Calling all Singers, Dancers, Comedians, Poets, Musicians, and More! Here is your chance to show off an existing talent or explore something new! Students in grades 5-12 are invited to perform in a supportive and enthusiastic environment at Stages' Open Mic Night.

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    Tech Training

    There are as many people behind the scenes as there are on the stage to put up a great show. Students can take Sound Design, Light Design, and Stage Management workshops. They can even lead to assistantship opportunities!
     

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    Assistantships

    Interested in gaining practical experience in directing, choreography, music direction, costume design, lighting design, sound design, or even non-profit administration? Stages offers students the opportunity to apply their skills and build their resumes.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

K PT

Stages is so welcoming and everyone is so friendly! My daughter did her show there over summer and loved it! She has been going there ever since. Even though COVID-19 is going around, Stages does a fantastic job keeping everyone safe and sticking to the New York State protocol. 

Erica Leavy Silloway

My kids have been doing shows at Stages for many years. They have learned so much since they started. The friendships they’ve made are strong and supportive. The creative teams are wonderful teachers and bring out the best in their casts! I would recommend Stages to anyone/everyone looking for children’s theater.

Jennifer Cummings

A Magical Journey Thru Stages is a hidden gem of Rochester! They draw spectacularly talented youth from all around the area and put on shows of an amazing caliber. You will harldy believe you are watching 1-12 graders perform...The directors do a phenomenal job of bringing out the best in each and every one of them.

 

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Photo credits:

Jennifer Cummings

Dan Olean

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A Magical Journey Thru Stages
Auditorium Center 

875 E. Main Street Suite 380
Rochester NY. 14605

Phone: 585-935-7173

Email: stages@mjtstages.com

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