Stage 284 Summer Programs 2021

Stage 284 is excited to announce our summer programming! This year we will offer several options to best suit your theater needs! Every program offers training in voice, dance, and acting and gives your performer a glimpse into the professional world of theater.

Stage 284 is a pre-professional theater program that offers high-quality instruction that is rigorous but kind. At Stage 284 we pride ourselves on being a safe space to create, imagine, explore, and learn focusing on product and process while instilling the tools it takes to succeed in any theater setting.

NOTE: Space is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

Questions? Contact our Artistic Director, Katie Clarke, at katie@communityhouse.org

Summer Stars | Annie Jr.

Details:

Age: 5-12-year-olds

Time Frame: 1 Week Program

Before Care: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Program Time: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM 

After Care: 3:30 PM-6:00 PM

Price: $325 per week

*This program includes before and after care in the pricing. If you do not plan to use before and after care, please contact Katie Clarke, katie@communityhouse.org

Dates: 

June 21-25  Annie Jr.

Register here

Program Description: Our Summer Stars program is designed to introduce your young performer to the world of the stage through song, dance, and creative movement. Students will learn theater terminology, participate in performance and technical theater workshops, and bring these skills to the stage! Each workshop explores a different musical theater title. We invite you to a 30-minute sharing session at the end of the week. 

Show Summary: Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable pup named Sandy.
For more information about this production, please visit the show’s website.

Youth Studio Workshop | The Sound of Music 

Details: 

Age: 8-18

Program Dates: July 12-31

Time Frame: 3 Week Program 

Time Frame: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Before Care: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

After Care: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 

Price: $325/per week ($975)

Show Dates: July 29, 30 & 31 Times TBD

Register here

Program Description: Stage 284’s Youth Company provides a full production experience for young performers to gain the confidence, skills and experience necessary to succeed in any theater environment. During the fun-filled 3 weeks, students will participate in intensive acting, voice, dance and technical theater workshops and master classes as well as a full rehearsal process. Your performer will have a full production experience as well as audition and resume preparation including repertoire selection, headshot tips and tricks, and an introduction to the business of theater. 

Show Summary: The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

For more information about this production, please visit the show’s website.

To Reserve Your Spot: Please register here and submit a brief musical theater audition video here.  For your audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar section of any musical theater song that showcases your voice. Please make sure to introduce yourself by telling us your name, your age, and why you love performing. Do not choreograph your audition and do not use props or costumes that will distract the panel from your work. 

Payment Schedule: When you submit your audition, $100 will be held to reserve your spot. Within a week your audition will be reviewed. Once you have been admitted, an additional $225 will be charged to your account. The final two payments of $325 will be charged on June 1st and July 12th.

 

Youth Studio Workshop | Heathers: High School Edition

Details: 

Age: 13-18*

Program Dates: August 2-21

Time Frame: 3 Week Program

Time Frame: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Before Care: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

After Care: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 

Price: $325/per week ($975)

Show Dates: August 19, 20 & 21 Times TBD 

Register here

Program Description: Stage 284’s Youth Company provides a full production experience for young performers to gain the confidence, skills and experience necessary to succeed in any theater environment. During the fun-filled 3 weeks, students will participate in intensive acting, voice, dance and technical theater workshops and master classes as well as a full rehearsal process. Your performer will have a full production experience as well as audition and resume preparation including repertoire selection, headshot tips and tricks, and an introduction to the business of theater.

*Disclaimer: Stage 284 prides itself on creating safe and brave spaces for students to explore material that inspires, challenges, and resonates with them. Our season and educational programs are selected based on community suggestions, consultations with appropriate child development experts, and a committee of arts educators, local teachers, social workers, and parents. To participate in this specific production, students and parents need to understand that the content of this show covers an array of sensitive issues teens face in their everyday lives. From mental health issues to date rape and substance abuse, Heathers touches on topics that are challenging and relevant.

This workshop will be taught by experienced youth theater educators with guided discussions from mental health professionals specializing in youth development and expressive arts. We hope to engage in and encourage, meaningful conversations with the production’s content to prepare our participants to confront these issues when faced with them in real life.

We encourage you to make a decision about participating in this workshop by exploring the content available to you below. This show is recommended to participants 13-18 and may not be appropriate for all students in this age range.

Please note: this is the High School Edition of the musical so if there are additional resources you would like to investigate, please make sure to use “High School Edition” in your search.

Show Summary: Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.
For more information about this production, please visit the show’s website.

To Reserve Your Spot: Please register here and submit a brief musical theater audition video here. For your audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar section of any musical theater song that showcases your voice. Please make sure to introduce yourself by telling us your name, your age, and why you love performing. Do not choreograph your audition and do not use props or costumes that will distract the panel from your work. 

Payment Schedule: When you submit your audition, $100 will be held to reserve your spot. Within a week your audition will be reviewed. Once you have been admitted, an additional $225 will be charged to your account. The final two payments of $325 will be charged on June 1st and July 12th.