Stage 284 Summer Programs

Registration for Summer 2023 is now OPEN!

Stage 284 is excited to announce summer programming! This year, we will 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 and 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. 

Questions? Contact Artistic Director, Katie Clarke-Robertson, at katie@communityhouse.org.

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. 

Details: 

Ages: Entering grades 1-5 in Fall 2023
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: $395 Register before April 1st
Price per week: $425
$120 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration for those who register before April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
$150 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration after April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
*payment plans available for multiple children/weeks

Scholarships are available! Please contact Katie Clarke-Robertson to submit your application, katie@communityhouse.org

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.

Dates & Titles: 

June 26-30: Descendants  

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

July 31-August 4: 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.

August 14-18: Annie Jr.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Youth Studio Workshop: Newsies Jr. – 2 week program

Program Description:

Stage 284’s Youth Company provides a full production experience for young performers to gain the confidence, skills and experience necessary to succeed in any theater environment. During the fun-filled 2 weeks, students will participate in intensive acting, voice, dance and technical theater workshops and master classes as well as a full rehearsal process. Your performer will have a full production experience as well as audition and resume preparation, including repertoire selection, headshot tips and tricks, and an introduction to the business of theater. 

Details:  

Ages: Entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2023
Program Dates: July 10-22
Time Frame: 2 Week Program 

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

Early Registration Discount: $395 Register before April 1st
Price per week: $425
$240 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration for those who register before April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
$300 non-refundable deposit per week per child due at registration after April 1st, balance of $275 due one week before the program starts.
*payment plans available for multiple children/weeks

Scholarships are available! Please contact Katie Clarke-Robertson to submit your application, katie@communityhouse.org

Show Dates: July 21 @ 6:30PM, July 22 @ 2PM & 6:30PM

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.

To Reserve Your Spot: 

Please submit your application and a brief musical theater audition video here.  For your audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar section of any musical theater song that showcases your voice. Please make sure to introduce yourself by telling us your name, your age, and why you love performing. Do not choreograph your audition and do not use props or costumes that will distract the panel from your work. 

More about the show: 

Brief summary: When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Longer summary & character descriptions: https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-newsies-jr 

Youth Company Intensive: Spring Awakening – 8 week program

Program Description:

Stage 284’s Youth Company is shaking it up this year and expanding its programming to offer an opportunity for teens and young adults to explore subject matter in a safe and brave space. The professional team of teachers, social workers and creatives will explore this piece in an 8 week intensive. 

Details:  

Age: 15-20
Program Dates: 6/18-8/13
Time Frame: 8 Week Program 

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be held in the evenings and dates will be decided based on actor availability. In general we rehearse Sundays, Mondays, and 1-2 other days a week based on conflicts. 

Cast Fee: $375

Scholarships are available! Please contact Katie Clarke-Robertson to submit your application, katie@communityhouse.org

Show Dates: 

  • August 10th @ 7:30PM
  • August 11th @ 7:30PM
  • August 12th @ 2PM & 7:30PM 
  • August 13th @ 7:30PM 

Auditions: 

Auditions for this production are coming soon and will include a short application process to let the team know why you would like to be a part of this production. The content of the production is mature and is not suitable for all participants or audiences. 

More about the show: 

Brief summary: An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. 

Longer summary & character descriptions: https://www.mtishows.com/spring-awakening