Stages Fall 2020 Programs

 

Fall 2020 Theater Programs

A Magical Journey Thru Stages is excited to present a number of theater enrichment opportunities this fall!  Our programs follow the stringent New York State guidelines to protect students and staff.  There are high expectations for students to abide by the social distancing, mask wearing, and safety requirements in place.  With safety a high priority, Stages believes that a fun theater experience will be beneficial beyond measure. 

Programs are open to all levels of experience and fill quickly.  

Performers in Grades 2 – 12 are immersed in an intense, fun endeavor to expand their skills in acting, dancing and theater technology.

A limited amount of needs-based tuition assistance is available.  

 

Click here to view and download a printer friendly comparison chart with descriptions of Stages Fall 2020 theater experience programs.

Come play at Stages in our new scene study series! During each 12-hour rehearsal period, a director will help students hone their craft as they delve into interesting characters and scenes from favorite plays. Students will build upon foundational skills with exercises and techniques designed to truly connect to the emotions and motivation of each character and take performances to the next level. A portion of the final day will be recorded as a learning tool and a lasting memento.

Scene Study from  The Laramie Project        SIGNUPS CLOSED 

Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Sept 22 - Oct. 3 (T, TH) 6 - 8pm, Sa (11:30am - 1:30pm)

Directed by Matt Mayne

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. The Laramie Project  is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Scene Study from  Sweat                       FEW SPOTS LEFT 

Written by Lynn Nottage

Oct. 6 - 17 (T, TH) 6 - 8pm, Sa (11:30am - 1:30pm)
Directed by Matt Mayne

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Scene Study from  Clue                     FEW SPOTS LEFT 

Written by Sandy Rustin, based upon the works by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price

Oct. 20 - 31 (T, TH) 6 - 8pm, Sa (11:30am - 1:30pm)
Directed by Erin McKenna-Arvizzigno

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Mainstage Teens 
( In-Person )
Grades 8 - 12
 

Come play at Stages in our new scene study series! During each 12-hour rehearsal period, a director will help students hone their craft as they delve into interesting characters and scenes from favorite plays. Students will build upon foundational skills with exercises and techniques designed to truly connect to the emotions and motivation of each character and take performances to the next level. A portion of the final day will be recorded as a learning tool and a lasting memento.

Scene Study from Puffs the Play (One Act for Young Wizards) 

  SIGNUPS CLOSED 

Written by Matt Cox

Sept 21 - Oct. 3 (M, W) 6 - 8pm, Sa (9:00 - 11:00am)

Directed by Greg Maddock

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.  Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

Scene Study from Cinderella Wore Combat Boots     FEW SPOTS LEFT 

Written by Jerry Chase

Oct. 5 - 17 (M, W) 6 - 8pm, Sa (9:00 - 11:00am)

Directed by Katie Edwards

Tuition: $200

THE STORY:  The familiar tale of Cinderella, with all the basic elements in place—but told here with a considerable and highly imaginative difference. Cinderella, and the other characters, think and speak in modern terms with the very hip and knowing attitudes of today’s young people. The stepsisters are more boy crazy than ugly; their mother more silly than cruel; and the prince is so bashful and tongue-tied that he hides whenever a girl comes into view. And Cinderella does wear combat boots to the ball—which is delightfully consistent with the wacky, tongue-in-cheek, and continually diverting style of this thoroughly charming short play.

Scene Study from Employees Must Wash Hands...Before Murder

 FEW SPOTS LEFT 

Written by Don Zolidis

Oct. 19 - 31 (M, W) 6 - 8pm, Sa (9:00 - 11:00am)

Directed by Donnell Adler

Tuition: $200

THE STORY:  Something is rotten at the Burgatorium, a low-end fast food restaurant...and it's not just the burgers. Hit with a surprise health inspection, employees hilariously rush around to clean up their messes, hide the rats and find real meat for the burgers. But luck is not on their side when their manager turns up dead in a freezer. This super-sized murder mystery comes with a side of funny and a healthy dose of ridiculous .

STAGES
JUNIORS

( In-Person )
Grades 5 - 8
 

You asked and we listened:  Stages dance classes are now a reality.  Experience choreography from Broadway shows from various eras.  Musical theater dance style originated and developed from jazz.  Join us for the jazz technique based musical theater dance class that is appropriate for your grade.  Gain a solid foundation while building lasting skills through choreographed combinations. A great opportunity to buff up your dance skills and be performance ready!

Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted ​   FEW SPOTS LEFT 

Grades 8-12

Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29

Thursdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)
Instructor:  Mandy Hassett

Tuition: $125

Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted 

 FEW SPOTS LEFT                                                       Grades 5 - 8

Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28

Wednesdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Instructor:  Carly Lenzi

Tuition: $125

 DANCE
( In-Person OR Virtual, your choice )
Grades 2 - 12
 

Lighting Experience Workshop (In-Person)    SIGNUPS CLOSED 

Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28

Wednesdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Instructor: Tom Pembrook

Tuition: $125

A fun opportunity to compose lighting scenes! Work live with the Stages lights, creating dramatic effects including installing, focusing and angling to enhance a show. Students will share their creative ideas and receive expert guidance. The result will bring stunning life to Stages scenes.

TECHNOLOGY
( In-Person )
Grades 7 - 12

Audio Reinforcement and Mixing (In-Person)   ONE SPOT LEFT 

Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29

Thursdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Instructor: Tom Pembrook

Tuition: $125

What is good sound? Answer: Just a single word can be inserted here.

Work with Stages’ microphone and sound equipment to produce results that answer that question. We’ll cover wireless things, live sound and other topics that deserve good defining.

TWO EASY STEPS TO REGISTER:

1. Complete this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.

 

2.  Make payment online using payment buttons below this green box.

You will receive call or email to confirm spot when registration and payment have been received.  

Questions: email Auditions@MJTStages.com or call 585-935-7173.

 

PAYMENT: Tuition for each program, plus completed registration form are required to hold a spot in the program. 

 

CANCELLED SESSION:  Stages reserves the right to cancel any session for any reason, in which case tuition for that session will be fully refunded.

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY:  The session fee is refundable, less a $25 administration fee, prior to the “SIGNUP CLOSES” date listed in table above.  Otherwise, the session fee is non-refundable except in the case of illness or emergency that prevents the student from attending the session. ($25 admin fee not refundable for any reason).  

LOCATION: All in-person classes and workshops take place at Stages theater or in other large spaces in the building.  Stages is located at 875 E. Main Street, Auditorium Center, 3rd floor, Rochester, NY  14605.

 

PARKING:  Parking is generally available behind the building.  Enter parking lot from College Avenue.  Details for dropoff and pickup will be communicated closer to program start dates.

The programs above are first come, first served and the limited spots tend to fill quickly.  To receive notice of upcoming auditions/registrations, complete info below to be added to our email list.