CLASSES

 

Stages Bloomington - The only Theatre Company of its kind in Bloomington

 

All New Virtual Fall Classes

These classes are full. Winter/Spring classes and shows coming soon! 

 
 

Creative Workshop:

Solo & Ensemble Writing & Characterization

Grades 5 - 8

You are invited to discover playwriting through solo and group creation: experiment with improv, writing prompts, character games, etc. Stages instructor Liam Castellan will lead you through a variety of exciting exercises and techniques to spark endless ideas and dynamic characterization! Class size is limited.

Registration is now CLOSED!

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Creative Workshop:

Solo & Ensemble Writing & Characterization

Grades 9 - 12

You are invited to discover playwriting through solo and group creation: experiment with improv, writing prompts, character games, etc. Stages instructor Rachel Hoey will lead you through a variety of exciting exercises and techniques to spark endless ideas and dynamic characterization!

 

Registration is now CLOSED!

Fall Teen Acting Studio

Grades 7 - 12

Hone your acting (and reacting), scene study, and monologue skills, and get an inside look at the world of theatre with instructor Rachel Hoey! This studio also includes a guest artist collaboration that focuses on audition preparation. Join us for a lively and collaborative studio experience! Class size is limited. 

Registration is now CLOSED!

 
 

PRODUCTION CLASSES  

Take the stage! With Stages, you are not just in a show, you are in a fully staged production which is also a class taught by experienced theatre professionals - directors, instructors, performers - who have a talent for creating good theatre as well as coaching and mentoring young actors.  Shows involve four or more performances and are promoted and open to the public.

 

Super Happy Awesome News!

A Virtual Musical

Grades 3 - 8

Performers in grades 3rd-8th are invited to join us for a silly, heartfelt musical written to be rehearsed and performed from the safety of home! Super Happy Awesome News follows a sibling rivalry to create “good news” networks and the honesty that producing news entails. The show features a variety of songs and monologues with both humor and heart, giving young performers a chance to be in the virtual spotlight. Each cast member will have the opportunity to work one on one with the director, honing their acting skills and focusing on translating those skills to the webcam. The final production of Super Happy Awesome News will premiere on YouTube so that friends and family from afar can enjoy the performance! Cast size is limited.

Time Commitment: The virtual musical class includes both full cast meetings and one-on-one scene work. Participating in the musical requires that students memorize their material outside of scheduled rehearsal times.

Registration is now CLOSED!

Performance Premiere October 23, 2020.

The Lion King Jr. - The Musical

Grades 3-6

Hamlet with animals?  Whatever.  Join Stages as Simba and his friends find their way to family and redemption.  With all the popular Disney songs, what's not to like?

Registration is now CLOSED.

Rehearsals and Performances have been postponed until Spring 2021.

 

 

Hanukkah Harriet - A World Premiere

Grades 4-12

For the winter holiday season Stages Bloomington and The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington have commissioned a new play!  Stay tuned!

This production has been postponed until Fall 2021.

Watch for great performance opportunities like these as soon as we're live and on stage again!

2019-20 Production Classes and Shows

 

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Grades 5-12

Get in on the magic of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp!  Actors in grades 5-12 are invited to join this exciting production class featuring a classic non-musical version of this well-loved tale.  It's the perfect show for actors who love acting!

 

Performances: November 8 - 10, 2019 

John Brown's Body

Grades 9-12

Part of Stages' "American Mosaic" series, John Brown's Body is an oratorio from the poem by Stephen Vincent Benet, which delves into the many stories from the Civil War.  This production will be performed by Stages' Artists in Residence, with a limited number of teen actors accepted after auditions with Executive Director 

Performances:  February 14-16, 2020 

Matilda - The Musical

Grades 5-12

Meet Matilda, a precocious little girl who is ignored by her parents and bullied by the headmistress at school. With a wry sense of humor and a penchant for justice, she will win your heart. 

 

A "Best Musical" Tony winner based on Roald Dahl's popular children's novel,  Matilda is a triumphant tale - exuberant, quirky, and over-the-top fun!

Performances:  March 5-8, 2020.

Just So Stories

Grades 5-8

How did the camel get its hump?  How did the tiger get its stripes?  Or humans letters?  Classic storyteller Rudyard Kipling has some suggestions, and this charming show will enthrall actors and audiences alike! Part of Stages' series, Classic Stories for New Audiences.

This production was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

Performances: May 8 -10, 2020

 

 

 

 

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