Stages produces inclusive, high-quality theater programs for a diverse group of 800+ students in the Greater Rochester Area while engaging approximately 8,000 audience members annually.
We teach professional theater for students who have a passion to perform or be involved behind-the-scenes.
At Stages, students will be surrounded by talented cast-mates and crew from all over Monroe and neighboring counties.
Our programs include 9 full theater productions, summer camps, improv troupes, technical training, open mic nights, and specialized workshops & classes each year.
Our dedicated staff, artistic teams, and volunteers work cohesively to support students: expanding their creative talents, building self-confidence, and encouraging personal growth.
Tuition assistance is available for economically disadvantaged youth.
Youth also assist with the technical aspects of our shows, including stage management, light design, sound design, costume design, and stage crew.
Our teams have extremely high expectations of our students and require dedication, commitment, and teamwork to make a show successful.
In order to teach and model the importance of philanthropy, we collect items during every performance to benefit local youth charities.
Celebrating Our 20th Year!
The SpongeBob Musical
The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee
13 the Musical
Roald Dahl's Matilda
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Little Shop of Horrors
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Disney's Peter Pan JR.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Once on this Island
Disney's The Lion King KIDS
Disney's The Lion King JR.
RENT School Edition
Witness for the Prosecution
Flat Stanley JR.
Heathers The Musical (H.S. Edition)
The Addams Family
Disney's Aladdin KIDS
Disney's Aladdin JR.
Rock of Ages (H.S. Edition)
Twisted Tales of Terrors
Dear Edwina JR.
Once Upon a Mattress
Dickens' David Copperfield
Disney's Mulan JR.
Aida: School Edition
Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS
Little Women the Musical
Beverly Hillbillies - The Play
Jekyll & Hyde
Rehearsal for Murder
It's a Wonderful Life
Into the Woods
A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS
Shrek the Musical
Back to the 80's
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Rented Christmas
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Miracle on 34th Street
West Side Story
Guys and Dolls
It's a Wonderful Life
Joseph and the Amazing
Schoolhouse Rock Live JR.
Fiddler on the Roof
Once Upon a Mattress
Some Enchanted Evening -
The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Disney's High School Musical
A Broadway Musical Revue
A Christmas Carol
The Beat Goes On Revue
And That's New York Revue
Disney's Camp Rock the Musical (2021)
Disney's Freaky Friday (2021)
Oliver! JR. (2021)
Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS (2021)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. (2021)
The Addams Family (Young@Part) (2020)
Spamalot (Young@Part) (2020)
Moana JR. (2020)
Disney's High School Musical 2 JR. (2019)
Legally Blonde JR. (2019)
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (2019)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. (2019)
Mary Poppins JR. (2018)
Getting to Know...Oklahoma! (2018)
Disney's The Aristocats KIDS (2018)
Hairspray JR. (2018)
Singin' in the Rain JR. (2017)
James and the Giant Peach JR. (2017)
Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS (2017)
Shrek JR. (2017)
Disney's High School Musical JR. (2016)
Xanadu JR. (2016)
Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS (2016)
The Pirates of Penzance JR. (2016)
Legally Blonde JR. (2015)
Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS (2015)
Peter Pan JR. (2015)
Hairspray JR. (2014)
Disney's The Aristocats KIDS (2014)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. (2014)
The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers' Edition (2013)
Disney's Aladdin KIDS (2013)
Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. (2013)
Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS (2013)
Fame JR. (2012)
Cinderella KIDS (2012)
The Pirates of Penzance JR. (2012)
Godspell JR. (2011)
Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS (2011)
Seussical JR. (2011)
Thoroughly Modern Millie JR. (2010)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. (2010)
Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS (2010)
Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS (2009)
Disney's The Aristocats KIDS (2008)
Mulan JR. (2008)
Places Please: Summer Showcase (2007)
Seussical the Musical (2006)
Into the Woods
VIP PRODUCERS ($25,000+)
Robert & Vicki Shearer
New York State Council on the Arts
under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional
Economic Development Council Initiative
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Arts & Culture RACF
Feinbloom Supporting Foundation
Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation
JM McDonald Foundation
Cornelia Bailey Foundation
Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation
PRODUCER DONORS ($1,000 - $2,499)
Masline Electronics, Inc.
We are grateful to be back on stage where our talented, focused, and committed youth performers can bring theater magic and joy to an audience!
Once again circumstances surrounding the pandemic are changing. Stages must navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 protocols for masking as New York State lifts the mask requirement for schools effective March 2, 2022. Our primary concern is to offer a safe environment for kids to escape into the magical world of theater. To accomplish this we rely on the current CDC, New York State, and Monroe County COVID-19 statements.
To best serve the youth in our community, Stages theater is mask-optional as of March 2, 2022. This will allow parents to decide whether their children should wear a mask when participating in our programs. Audience members will also be mask-optional as of March 2, 2022.
For Staff, Cast, and Crew, age 12 and over, proof of vaccination shall continue to be required through the end of our 2021-2022 season shows.
For summer camp participation and for audience members vaccination is highly recommended.
This pandemic journey has brought questions without definitive answers, opinions across a broad spectrum, and different positions on health issues that have caused divisions in our community. Stages decisions are welcomed by some and condemned by others. Our current protocol allows each person and parent to make their own health decisions; and we encourage everyone to respect the positions of others on masking and vaccination.
We appreciate your patience, compassion and understanding. We look forward to seeing talented young performers on our stage.
These protocols are subject to change, effective immediately, as necessary based on changing circumstances.