Stage 284 Summer Programs


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Special thanks to Hamilton Wenham Recreation for supporting our youth summer programs!
Stage 284 is excited to announce Summer 2024 programming!

We offer several options to best suit your theater needs! Every program offers training in voice, dance, and acting and gives your performer a glimpse into the professional world of theater. Stage 284 offers high-quality instruction that is rigorous but kind. At Stage 284, we pride ourselves on being a safe space to create, imagine, explore, and learn, focusing on product and process while instilling the tools it takes to succeed in any theater setting. 

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Youth Company Intensive – 2 week program

Ages: Entering Grades 5-9

High School Musical: July 8-21

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 that is being 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.

Summer Stars – 1 week programs

Program Description:

The Summer Stars program is designed to introduce young performers to the world of the stage through song, dance, and creative movement. Students will learn theater terminology, participate in performance and technical theater workshops, and bring these skills to the stage in a 30 minute sharing session at the conclusion of the week. 

NOTE: All of the Summer Stars workshops are SOLD OUT! You can be added to the wait list using the green button toward the bottom of this page.


Ages: Entering grades 1-5
Time Frame: 1 Week

Before and after care included. Drop off begins at 8:30am and aftercare ends at 5:30pm
Program Day: 9-3:30pm

Early Registration Discount: $415 Register before April 1st
Price per week: $450
$120 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration for those who register before April 1st, balance of $295 due one week before the program starts.
$155 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration after April 1st, balance of $295 due one week before the program starts.
*payment plans available for multiple children/weeks

Scholarships are available! Please click here to submit your application.

Participants bring their own snacks, lunch and water bottle each day.
Frequent breaks and pool visits throughout the day and week, so please bring swimsuits and towels each day.

Annie: June 24-28 – SOLD OUT

Annie is a musical about a spunky young orphan girl named Annie determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. She lives in a miserable orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The musical features songs such as Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow.

Seussical: July 22-26 – Enrollment expanded!

Seussical is a sung-through musical comedy based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe. The story is about friendship and loyalty. Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Who’s, free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool. The musical features songs such as Alone in the Universe and Amazing Mayzie.

Alice in Wonderland: August 5-9 – SOLD OUT

Alice in Wonderland is a classic children’s novel by Lewis Carroll that tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. She has many wondrous, often bizarre adventures with illogical and strange characters, and often changes size unexpectedly. The musical version of this classic tale features songs such as I’m Late and Zip-a-dee-do-dah.

Descendants: August 12-16 – SOLD OUT

Descendants chronicles the lives of the children of four Disney Villains on the Isle of the Lost, and their move to the kingdom of Auradon at the request of the teenage son of Queen Belle and King Beast. The United States of Auradon is established twenty years after Belle and Beast marry and become king and queen, creating a prosperous new nation from the surrounding kingdoms, and banishing the villains to the Isle of the Lost, a slum surrounded by a barrier where magic is suspended. This musical features songs such as Rotten to the Core and Good is the New Bad.

Mary Poppins: August 19-23 – SOLD OUT

Mary Poppins follows the magical nanny, who arrives at the Banks family’s house in London to care for their children. Mary Poppins uses her powers and imagination to teach the children and their father how to have fun and love each other. The musical features songs such as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Let’s Go Fly a Kite.

Special thanks to Hamilton Wenham Recreation for supporting our youth summer programs!