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High School Musical
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Homeschool Spring Show


Summer Mainstage Show


Disney's High School Musical


Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.- See more at:

Homeschool Edition


Director                               Musical Director

Shannan McFarlane                       Beth Key


Friday, March 25 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student must be there the whole time

Audition Call Backs
Friday, April 1, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


May 2, 2016 - June 2, 2016

Mondays - Fridays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dress Rehearsals
June 1 and 2, 2016 Time:TBD

June 2 -5, 2016


Summer Mainstage Edition


Director                            Asst. Director

Tabitha Van Buren             Marc Anthony Glover


June 18, 2016  9 am-12 noon

Group Audition

Be prepared to present a monologue and to sing with accompaniment on a CD or phone.  Actors will stay the entire time casting time.  Dress appropriately for movement and dance.

Audition Call Backs


Rehearsals- M-F June 20-July 15  




July 15-17 and July 22-24


Ages 11 and up


Both Shows:
$350 (cash or check)
$365 (Credit Card online only)


Bring a friend discount:

$50 off tuition for you

and your new to UA friend.


Disney's High School Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

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My Little Pony
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Tuesdays May 3 -31   5 - 8pm

Recital Date: May 31

Age Range: 7 and up
Max: 20 Students


 Tabitha Van Buren

Assistant Directors

Shannon Hoffman      Alyssa Maradeo

Since 1983, My Little Pony has entertained and been a favorite toy brand for children, especially girls. Through the years, they have produced movies, shows, and updating their toys every few generations.

In 2010, the brand released a new generation of toys and started the series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, focusing on key life morals: Kindness, Generosity, Loyalty, Honesty, Optimism and Laughter, and put together with good friends, create a Magic Stronger than anything.

Now in 2016, we bring the fun and excitement of Ponies and the World of Equestria to the Stage. Including songs from the show, and a collaboration of originally written scenes and skits based on the show. 

Come join us and bring to life characters such as Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash, as well as have fun with others and create new friendships.











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Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.

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Rob Nash



Saturday June 4, 2016 

10 am till 12 Noon

(Group Audition)


Ages 12 and under



M-F June 6-24 (9am-12:30 pm)



June 24-26


$350 (cash or check)
$365 (Credit Card online only)

Installment Plan offer ends June 1, 2016

Bring a friend discount:

$50 off tuition for you

and your new to UA friend.


Disney's Mulan, jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 - See more at:

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A Very Potter Musical

A Very Potter Musical


Audition only

PG 13. Ages 13 and up 


Director- Jacob Rodriguez


Auditions-June 5 from 6 pm


Rehearsals- M-F June 20- July 8  (6pm-9pm)


Performances- July 8-10


Tuition- $350**  

** This show is a free bonus show to students already participating in any Main Stage program.

(Mulan, High School Musical, or Beauty and the Beast)

Costume Fee - TBD**

**For bonus students only

Harry and his pals are back for more adventures when they face off against dark wizards, demented monsters, and the most horrible woman in the world, Dolores Umbridge! So strap on your diapers because it's time to go back to Hogwarts.

Disney's Mulan, jr.
Beauty and the Beast

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Marc Glover


Assistant Director

Tabitha Van Buren


Ages 6 to 18



Sat July 9, 2016 10am - 2 pm



M-F July 18-Aug 19  12:30-5



Aug 19-21 and Aug 26-28



$425 (cash or check)

$440 (Credit Card online only)

Installment Plan offer expires June 1, 2016

Bring a friend or sibling discount: $50 off tuition

for you and your new to UA friend. One discount per family limit.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 - See more at:

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LOL The Musical (Camp)

LOL the musical – camp



Rob Nash


Auditions- none



8 and up



M-F July 11-15 from 9-12:30



Last Hour of Camp



$175 (Cash or Check)

$185 (Credit Card Online)

Bring a Friend and Sibling Discount $25

One per family limit


Upstage Arts Students will create their own musical production, based on the acronym LOL,  Comedian Rob Nash, of Austin, Texas, will direct LOL: The Musical.


Youth will be given the title for their production - LOL: The Musical - and then they’ll create the show from beginning to end with guidance from facilitators.


This new camp is an intensive opportunity to explore writing, performance and everything in-between in the production process. 


This summer theatrical experience will be an invaluable opportunity for teenagers to create a unique piece of musical theater from start to finish, as a team. They will work together through the writing, set design, performance and all aspects of theater.”


Nash has performed his unique solo theater and standup comedy worldwide, from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to off-Broadway in New York to the Montreal Comedy Arts Festival to Atlantis Cruise Lines. He also has been featured on Comedy Central, VH1 and Q Television. Nash performed his Holy Cross Sucks! in 2005, enjoying 14 rave reviews, including The New York Times, and won a place in the Top 10 Broadway and off-Broadway shows of 2005 by Time Out New York magazine. In Tampa’s Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, he performed his own one-man shows 12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional You and Freshman Year S*#cks.


Currently residing in Houston, Texas, Nash divides his time between touring, writing and teaching improv, sketch, standup comedy and character work at New York University’s CAP 21 Studio and the Patel Conservatory. He also teaches theater and special education in Austin and formerly taught at St. Edwards University in Austin. 



Susannah Holmes


Auditions- none


Ages 9 and up


Rehearsals- M-F Aug 1-12  8:30-12:30


Performance- Saturday, August 13 at 6pm



$250 (Cash or Check)

$260 (Credit Card Online)

Bring a Friend and Sibling Discount $25

One per family limit

The Summer Shakespearience will give students the opportunity to be showcased in 3 performances: an individual monologue, song, or combination, a duet or small group scene or song performance, and a large group scene.  


Over the period of 2 weeks of rehearsal:


Students will be given an introduction to Shakespeare and many of his well-known plays and sonnets.  


Students will be given the option to choose standard Shakespearean delivery, modern translation or song for individual and duet or small group performances. 


Students will be able to choose the plays or sonnets they prefer for their own individual and duet or small group performances.  

Students will audition for and perform in a 10/15 minute group scene from one of Shakespeare's plays, Much Ado About Nothing.


Students will have the opportunity to learn about and perform the works of one of the world's most renowned writers in 3 unique ways.


The show will consist of 7-10 individual performances, 4-5 small group performances, and one performance of the entire group.  


The performance on Saturday night should be one exciting and unforgettable hour of Shakespearian entertainment!

Cats and Dogs

The Cats vs. Dogs Camp is a camp that will never be forgotten!

Upstage Arts will be invaded by two shows all performed by one cast of actors: 


DISNEY'S ARISTOCATS based on the beloved Disney animated film, featuring a jazzy, upbeat score. Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.


In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.


Then, after the audiences has had a break, the stage will transform along with the cast of youth actors to:


DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIANS. Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.


Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.


So come join this fun camp that promises to be "purrr"fectly enchanting and tickle your funny "chew"bone!



Marc Glover


All Ages

6 and up


No Auditions



M-F July 18-29 from 9-12:30



Last camp day



$250 (Cash or Check)

$260 (Online Credit Card)

Bring a friend and sibling discount $25

One per family



Upstage Arts is developing the Pre-Professional Conservatory program for the 

2015-2016 school year.

Classes will be Wednesday evenings thru the Fall and Spring Semesters culminating in a great Late Spring or Early Summer show.


Pre-pro will receive:

  • Automatic admission to the two audition based shows this school year (Fall and Spring)

  • The exclusive pre-professional show  (Spring 2016)

  • First access to Master Classes


Please RSVP to show your interest in this program at

Master Classes with working professionals


Have you ever wanted to know what working in the business is really like? Would you like to learn real Broadway material from real working actors on Broadway tours? Starting this October we will be giving you access to professionals working nationally in the following shows: Pippin, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Wicked and more! Watch for details coming soon because classes will fill up fast. 

Voice/acting Studio at Upstage Arts


We are growing! 


We are adding a Student Teacher for the younger students at a reduced rate. This is a great place to learn from an experienced highly trained student teacher. Please RSVP your interest in joining this program at


We are also looking for an additional voice teacher: Please let us know if you have any leads.


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