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Summer 2017

To access info, click on the pictures. Shows on the left, camps on the right.

June 5 - 23

June 12 - 16

June 19 - July 14

June 19 - July 21

June 26 - July 4

June 19 - July 14

June 19 - July 21

June 26 - July 4

July 24 - Aug 18

July 10 - July 14

July 17- July 21

July 24 - July 28

July 31 - Aug 11

July 24 - Aug 18

July 31 - Aug 11

Aug 14 - Aug 18

Thirteen-year-old problem solver, Edwina, dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and dance.

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation.

Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.


Casting Day: June 10

Director: Alaina Brownfield

Rehearsals: 9 - 12:30 Daily, June 19 - July 7

Performances: July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Ages: 6 - 12 years old

Tuition: $365


Casting Day: June 10

Casting Time by Appointment

Callbacks TBD



Shelley Brownfield

Tabitha Van Buren

Rehearsals: 1 - 5 pm Daily, June 19 - July 21

Performances: July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Ages:  6 - 18 years old


Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf, the Three Pigs, Wicked Witch,ect) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. Along with a wise-craking Donkey, Shrek must find out if he is a hero in his own way.


Please prepare a solo of 16 bars (one minute) of music in the style of the show. 


Tuition: $425


Casting Day May 20

Rehearsals: June 1 - 22. daily  5-9 pm

Performances: June 22, 23, 24

Ages: 13 to 23 years old

Tuition: $365

Provided FREE to those students doing another Mainstage Show this summer!

Over 18: $50 Costume Fee

All cast members below the age of 18 will have to have their parents sign a contract of their acknowledgement of the content of the show. A link to the show can be found here -


This contract will be due on the 1st rehearsal, and is currently being made.

All language/content that is TOO vulgar will be removed. 

A Very Potter Sequel

Casting Day: June 10

Rehearsals:  June 26 - Aug 4, 5-9 pm

Performances: Aug 4, 5, 6, Aug 11, 12, 13

Ages: 16 to 23 years old


Directed by Tabitha Van Buren


Heathers the musical 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.  Before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid, J.D.  When Heather Chandler, the almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to kiss Heather's aerobicized butt,.....but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.


Auditions: Please prepare a monologue and song in the style of the show.  Please provide your own accompaniment in the form of CD or iphone recording.  Resumes preferred.


Tuition for age 18 and under: $365

Show fee for over age 18: $150 (to cover costumes and props)

All are expected to volunteer time towards set and costumes.

Heathers the Musical

Casting Day: July 15

Rehearsal: July 24 - Aug 18 1-5 pm

Performances: Aug 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Ages:  13 to 18 years old


Suzy Ruege

An Adult version TBA in the Fall!

Tuition:  $365


Carrie the Musical 13-18 (PG-13 for language, some sexual references, violence, and blood) 


In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous story by Stephen King, Carrie: The Musical follows a young teen with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother, Margaret, whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher Miss Gardner, a kind classmate Sue Snell, and Sue's boyfriend Tommy Ross reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted by being invited to her high school prom. But Chris Hargensen, the class’ most vicious bully, has other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie’s powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame.


​Parents, we will be going through the script and changing some of the major swear words and cutting physical sexuality (no bumping and grinding in dances) but we will be doing the full show. If you would like to watch a version of it to get an idea of what the musical is like, please watch this link.


​Please prepare a solo of 16 bars (one minute) of music in the style of the show. 


Pentatonix Olders Camp

Ages 11 and up

Director: Nathan Schweitzer
Asst Director: Suzy Ruege

June 10 - June 16, 2017

9:00 AM till Noon

Learn to sing as a group!

Read music!

Train your ear!

Count rhythms!

Have Fun!

Put it all together for one big performance!​


Tuition: $175

Pentatonix (Older)

Improv 101

Improv 101 is a hands-on workshop, perfect for beginning actors, improv lovers, or anyone interested in learning more about improv and acting. Kids will play games, practice running scenes, and learn how to act, react, and invent. There will also be a short 45 minute performance on the last day for the parents to join in on the fun. We hope to see you in improv 101! 

Ages: 6-12

Director: Robyn Key

Assisting: Tabitha Van Buren, Suzy Ruege


July 10 thru July 14, 2017

9:00 AM till Noon

Tuition: $175


Pentatonix Younger Camp

Ages 6 - 13

Director: Nathan Schweitzer
Asst Director: Suzi Ruege


July 17 - July 21, 2017

9:00 AM till Noon

Has your child ever wanted to sing, but do more than just sing along with the radio? Have they been confused at the meaning of harmony and picking out notes? Then this camp is perfect for them! After this one week course, your child will be able to read sheet music, have the ear training needed to repeat tunes they hear, and can perform with others as a group. A win-win for everyone!

Pentatonix (Younger)
Prince & Princess Camp

Prince and Princess Camp

Director: Suzy Ruege

Assisting: Tabitha Van Buren


July 24 thru July 28, 2017

9:00 AM till Noon

Ages: 6-12

Tuition: $175

Prince and Princess Camp

Bring your gentleman and lady to a week long soiree culminating in a group performance! They will dress up, act, sing, and delight in all of the perks of being Royalty. With lessons in character development, vocals, costumes, makeovers, and throwing the perfect tea party, boys and girls will have a blast while learning and making new friends.

Please bring any royal wear your child may have (and want to wear) and a snack.

Schoolhouse Rock

Director: Tabitha Van Buren

Assisting:  Suzy Ruege


July 31 thru Aug 11, 2017

9:00 AM till Noon

Schoolhouse Rock

Live! KIDS 


Based on the retro show and songs "Schoolhouse Rock!", we follow Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the tv and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.


Please prepare a solo of 16 bars (one minute) of music in the style of the show. 

Ages: 6-13

Tuition: $250

Island Fever

Director: Anna Grygier


August 14 -18, 2017


​9:00 AM till 12 Noon

Island Fever!



Join us for a fun-filled week of island fun, games, and songs! We will be learning songs from Moana, Lilo and Stitch, and Inside Out, as well as playing fun games, having a luau party, and learning about acting. There will be a short performance for the parents at the end of the last day, so parents should plan to come 30 minutes early.

Assisting: Tabitha Van Buren,

Suzy Ruege


Ages: 6-12

Tuition: $175

Dates for all these events are on our Upstage Calendar,
Registration is open now!

Register Here

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