There’s a different kind of excitement in store for you this year. Summer Stage is going online!

All of your favorite programs are transitioning to a new and dynamic virtual environment. This includes Children’s Theater and Mainstage. Theater Bugs, Magic Makers and Rising Stars. Even the Tech Program and Dance Troupe are back.
We can’t wait to “see” you online!

Watch our video overview!

Watch this video for what to expect for Summer Stage 2020.

What next?

I was already registered and I can’t wait to be part of Summer 2020!

Awesome! Please fill our quick registration confirmation form so we know you’re still joining us! You must register by June 12, and don’t forget to put the virtual Opening Meeting on your calendar for June 15 at 7:00pm!

I want to join you, but I wasn’t already registered

We’re excited to you have as part of our online Summer Stage! Registration is now open! You must register by June 12 so your child won’t miss the virtual Opening Meeting on June 15 at 7:00 PM.

I was already registered, but my plans have changed / I want a refund

We understand that an online program might not be right for everyone. Please fill out our quick form for those who need to withdraw their registrations. We looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

I’m not sure / I need more info

Not sure, and need more info? We are here for you! You can reach out to the box office and we will help answer all questions you might have!

About the Program

Theater Bugs (Grade 4)

Hey, kids! Wanna make some magic this summer moving, singing and laughing? Why not catch the theater “bug” at Summer Stage? Activities will be online, but the sky is the limit for your imagination. Workshops include theater games, movement, music, storytelling and more!

Session 1: June 19 – July 10
Session 2: July 13 – July 31
Watch director Nick Hunchack talk about this program

Daily online workshops will explore:

Magic Makers (Grades 5 and 6)

Learn the basic skills you need to be an actor! You and your new friends will learn to sing, dance and act through fun interactive games and high energy workshops in improvisation, storytelling, solo and group singing, and musical theater dance. All you need is your creativity and imagination to enter the world of the theater, where anything is possible.

Session 1: June 19 – July 10
Session 2: July 13 – July 31
Watch director Bill Buddendorf talk about this program

Daily online workshops will discover:

Rising Stars (finishing 7th grade)

The Rising Stars are excited to put on a virtual performance of The Grunch, a new musical with upbeat songs, big dance numbers and an opportunity for every child to take the spotlight! Get ready to get lost in fun theater games, silly theme days and also make new friendships along the way. In addition, you’ll get to virtually attend all-new workshops in both improvisation and acting through movement.

Session 1: June 19 – July 10
Session 2: July 13 – July 31
Watch director Lizzie Lunardi talk about this program

Daily Online workshops develop skills in:

Children’s Theater

Come along with us this summer as six casts embark on a journey of virtual programming with classes, rehearsals and creative activities. Feel even more connected with your cast-mates and staff members with more personalized attention. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively to hone performance skills, make lasting connections and create new stories like Summer Stage has never done before!

Daily Online workshops feature:

Children’s Theater Titles

What does the program include?

Technical Theater and Costumes

Welcome to the technical theater and costumes crew! This is where we literally make the magic happen: From designing and building sets to props, puppets, costumes and special effects. This summer’s online version will explore the concept and design processes in even greater detail.

Led by professional technicians and designers, immerse yourself in a journey that explores the behind-the-scenes process of what it takes to put on a show. From analyzing a script to the final paint stroke, this program explores the in-depth work of designers and technicians to create the magic the audience sees.

Learn how to imagine a world and then make it a reality With skill set videos, virtual workshops and hands-on projects, you won’t want to miss what we have in store for you!

Three days per week workshops will explore multiple crafts:

Mainstage (ages 17-28)

It wouldn’t be summer without our Mainstagers! This year, under Broadway assistant director and Summer Stage alum Rachel Stevens, a limited 60-person cast will be split into three sessions of two weeks each. The goal is to explore and improve technique in song, audition prep, scene study and multiple dance styles guided by a talented professional staff, culminating in an August virtual performance for our Summer Stage audience.

More about Mainstage