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Stages (A Magical Journey Thru Stages)

Address: 
875 East Main Street Stages Theatre, Auditorium Center, Third Floor
Rochester , NY , 14605
Phone: 585-935-7173
43° 9' 37.4364" N, 77° 35' 19.086" W
Contact name: 
Carolyn Curran
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Rochester, NY's not-for-profit youth theatre company at the Auditorium Center. Offers 8 annual full-scale theater productions, classes, summer camps, and more!

STAGES Mission: A Magical Journey Thru Stages is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides quality youth theater experiences and opportunities in a supportive, fun, nurturing environment. Youth perform high-quality plays and musicals that delight audiences, are educated in theater arts, benefit local charities and foster personal and professional growth.

Performances are held throughout the school year; performers in Grades 6 - 12 audition for roles, while children in Grades 2 - 5 are accepted on a first come, first served basis. (Upcoming auditions are listed below under "Events.")  Summer camps are open to all levels of experience on a first come, first served basis for Grades 1 - 12, with registrations accepted starting late winter.  Stages'  Open Mic Nights, Stages of the Game Improv Troupe, First Stage Skills Class and Theatre Tech Workshops are just a few of the other programs offered.

Email Stages@MJTStages.com to receive registration materials or to be added to the mailing list! We Perform, Learn and Play at...  Auditorium Center, 3rd Floor, 875 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Phone: 585-935-7173

Technology/Computers, Arts: Performance, Dance, Drama, Music, Participatory (e.g., music jam sessions, dancing, theater), Hands-on

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Stages Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level
PUBLISHED

Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level

Grades 5 - 8

Directed by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

Nov 2 - Dec 14 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Mondays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Join us for an hour each week to learn improvisational comedy and games that will have you thinking quick on your feet and laughing deep in your gut.

A fun, fast-paced, interactive showcase will be recorded on the final day to share with family and friends. Talented and slightly wacky performers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us!

Dance
Theater
Middle School
$
Stages Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted ​
PUBLISHED

Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted ​ 

​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!

 Grades 5 - 8

Nov 4 - Dec 16 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Wednesdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Instructor:  Carly Lenzi

Tuition: $125

 
Dance
Theater
Middle School
$
Stages Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted ​
PUBLISHED

Musical Theater Dance Class You've Always Wanted ​ 

​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!

Grades 8-12

Nov 5 - Dec 17 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Thursdays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Instructor: Jessica Padilla

Tuition: $125

 

Dance
Theater
High School
$
Stages Scene Study from The Elves and the Shoemaker
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from The Elves and the Shoemaker

Nov 3 - Dec 15, Tues, 4:30 - 5:30pm (No class Thanksgiving week)

Directed by Donnell Adler

Tuition: $125

THE STORY: The Elves and the Shoemaker illustrates lovable, elfin versions of the old familiar fairy tale. Elves help an old shoemaker who is on his last piece of leather, by making beautiful shoes after he goes to bed.  They return the next day to see their success but there is more to the story. In the end, everybody lives happily ever after.

Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Stages Scene Study from The Gift of the Magi
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from The Gift of the Magi

Dec 7 - 19, Mon & Weds, 6 - 8pm, Sat 9:00am - 11:00am

Directed by Dianne Schaumberg

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: This is a touching and beautiful story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. This is a play about young love and the value of giving. Indeed, the Magi were wise—and their gifts were wise gifts, however foolish in the eyes of the practical.

Theater
Middle School
$
Stages Scene Study from Drama Geeks VS Zombie Cheerleaders
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from Drama Geeks VS Zombie Cheerleaders

Nov 17 - 21, Dec 1 - 5 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Tues & Thurs 6 - 8pm, Sat 9 - 11am

Directed by Katie Edwards

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: The Drama Club notices that their biggest rivals, the Cheerleaders, are acting unusual. They're beginning to smell, and they seem to have an odd taste for human flesh... yup, they've turned into zombies. With the big Homecoming game approaching, Head Zombie-Cheerleader Peaches organizes her undead followers to plan a feast on the rest of the school. It's up to the Drama Geeks to use their gift for dramatic flair to slay their rivals. Can a ragtag band of over-dramatic misfits defeat the zombies -- and save the world -- before it's too late?

Theater
Middle School
$
Stages Scene Study from Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time

 

Nov 3 - 14, Tues & Thurs, 6 - 8pm, Sat 9 - 11am

Directed by Greg Maddock

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: Only one man can change the outcome of World War II—Professor Moriarty. And only one man can stop this evil mastermind from changing the fate of the world—Sherlock Holmes. In this witty, fast-paced and wildly inventive adventure, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must travel from London in 1921 to Berlin in 1939 to stop Moriarty from changing the outcome of history. With the help of H.G. Wells, his delightful wife, Jane, and two Albert Einsteins, Holmes and Watson pursue Moriarty through time.

Theater
Middle School
$
Stages Scene Study from Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from  Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death

Dec 8 - 19, Tues & Thurs, 6 - 8pm, Sat 11:30am - 1:30pm
Directed by Greg Maddok

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: Trapped against their will in a dystopian future, a group of teens must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive -- but first the contestants must decide who the main character is. A bloodthirsty send-up of reality TV and young adult fiction.

Theater
High School
$
Stages Scene Study from All in the Timing
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from  All in the Timing                     

 

Nov 16 - 21, Nov 30 - Dec 5 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Mon & Weds, 6 - 8pm, Sat 11:30am - 1:30pm

Directed by Erin McKenna-Arvizzigno

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: All in the Timing is a collection of one-act plays by the American playwright David Ives. The short plays are almost all comedies (or comedy-dramas), focusing mainly on language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and meaning, as well as the complications involved in romantic relationships.

Theater
High School
$
Stages Scene Study from The Great Gatsby
PUBLISHED

Scene Study from  The Great Gatsby

Nov 2 - 14, Mon & Weds, 6 - 8pm, Sat 11:30am - 1:30pm

Directed by Matt Mayne

Tuition: $200

THE STORY: Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Theater
High School
$
A Magical Journey Thru Stages Theatre Arts
PUBLISHED

Although theaters in New York State remain closed for performances, A Magical Journey Thru Stages is excited to present a number of theater enrichment opportunities this fall!  Our offerings include scene studies, dance, acting workshops, tech workshops and college audition prep.  Students can pick from both in-person and virtual options. Additional details and registration information can be found at www.MJTStages.com

Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School