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Stages Bloomington

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Stages Bloomington, winner of the Broadway Junior Spirit Award at the 2009 Junior Theater Festival and the Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Music Award at the 2010 and 2011 Festivals in Atlanta, Georgia, gives children in Bloomington and surrounding communities the opportunity to learn about and participate in music, dance, and theater arts, while building self esteem and self confidence. No prior experience is necessary.

Spring Productions

Two separate productions are offered each spring, one for grades 1st-4th and one for grades 5th-8th. Auditions for these productions are usually held in November of the previous fall. The cast members get the full experience of being part of a stage production. There are also opportunities for older students to be involved in the production aspects, as rehearsal assistants, stage managers, backstage helpers, and many other positions. This gives experience of being in a production from an entirely different perspective.

Summer Camp

Camp is an opportunity to experience a combination of both educational and production aspects. Our faculty is comprised of college students, professionals and expert master class technicians, all of whom combine to give campers a vast knowledge of all aspects of musical theatre. Camp is offered for students in grades 1st-12th.

Fall Classes

Fall Classes are educationally based, with no performance aspect. The intent of the fall classes is to provide instruction in the areas of dance, acting and singing. The skills learned are tools, which can be applied in any performance or auditioning situation. These classes are offered for 1st-12th grades and are an opportunity to improve specific techniques separate from the pressures of putting on a performance. For more information, please visit their web site. There you can view photos, videos, and get more information.

Junior Theater Festival

Each of the past three years, Stages has attended the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA. Co-hosted and co- sponsored by Atlanta’s Theatre of the Stars and iTheatrics, JTF is the nation’s largest and most prestigious festival dedicated to young people performing musical theater.

2009

Show:

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Awards:

Broadway Junior Spirit Award

   "Stages Bloomington in Indiana received the Festival’s top honor – The Broadway Junior Spirit award – which is given to the group which most embodies the spirit of educational musical theatre.” [1]

Individual Awards:

All Stars

Caitlin Diekhoff

Tony Ponella


2010

Show:

Honk Jr.

Awards:

Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Music

Individual Awards:

Outstanding Male Performer

Tony Ponella

All Stars

Cece Underwood

Tony Ponella

Dance Audition Selection

John Bannec

Brantley Goodrich


2010

Show:

Seussical Jr.

Awards:

Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Music

Individual Awards:

Hardest Working Male

Tony Ponella

All Stars

Lauren Bauman

Tony Ponella

Dance Audition Selection

John Bannec

Lauren Bauman

Audrey Deinlein

Matthew Weidenbener


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