STAGE 74 PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Stage 74’s programs provide people with tools that inspire them to grow as artists and as people. By fostering creativity, and encouraging them to think differently through high-quality productions and pre-professional training in a fun and nurturing environment. These programs introduce them to the same techniques that professional artists practice.

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ADULT THEATER COMPANY
Sr. THEATER COMPANY
Jr. THEATER COMPANY

EVENTS

Emerging Artist Program

The Emerging Artist Development Program at Stage 74 provides a grant to a recent high school graduate who has been involved with the Stage 74 theater program and is pursuing a career in theater arts, to be used toward the production of a fully-staged musical during our summer season.

With the support of Stage 74 and the SYJCC, the recipient is provided with rehearsal space, our 600 seat theater, and unlimited access to our prop and costume shop; as well as administrative support and overall guidance from experienced theatre professionals.

The recipient is  given creative control and will gain experience in all aspects of theatrical production. They will select and cast the show, set and oversee the rehearsal and production schedule, and engage the production staff; as well as learn how to create a production budget, fundraise and acquire sponsorships.

This experience is a unique opportunity for young artists to get a head start in the field, gaining valuable knowledge and skills one can only get when working professionally in the industry.

To apply for The Emerging Artist Development Award contact Rochele Seskin at rseskin@syjcc.org

Emerging Artist Program

Stage 74 at the SYJCC is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Emerging Artist Development Award.

Congratulations to Maxwell Friedman and Jaiden Leo Riley!

Max will be attending SUNY Fredonia to pursue a BFA in Theatrical Production overseen by industry professionals. Jaiden will be attending Nazareth college to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre.

This program is proud to announce an 8 time, Tony Award Winning musical “Spring Awakening”.

Music by Duncan Sheik | Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater | Directed by 2022 EAD Award winner Jaiden Leo Riley | Stage managed by EAD Award winner Maxwell Friedman

Callback Info

  • Callbacks will be held in-person May 15, 2022 from 12:00-3:30 pm at the SYJCC
  • Callback material will be provided. Be prepared to sing songs from the show, do some movement and read sides

Rehearsal Info

  • Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm starting at the end of June
  • There is a possibility of Wednesday and Sunday rehearsals
  • Any Sunday rehearsal that is scheduled will be from 11:00 am-3:30 pm

Show dates are July 30 and 31st, 2022

There is no production fee.

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

Jump Head First into the World of Improv

Improv (SNL Jr.)

Grades 3rd-6th

Instructor: Gayle Gitlitz

Children will be led through basic improv exercises and games which contribute to the development of social skills and confidence.  The focus is on physical expression as well as verbal communication.  Students will work together to develop their individual skills in a fun and low-pressure environment while focusing on the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises.

If you are interested in this class, please

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Moms Who Sing!
(Adult Class)

It’s time for moms to do something for themselves!  Moms Who Sing is an outlet for any mom who just loves to sing, no matter what kind of experience.

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“Scene” and Heard

Grades 5th-8th

Instructor: Gayle Gitlitz

Actors will go through the process, from start to finish, of creating a character and digging into a play, from rehearsal to performance. Through the process of character building, teamwork, and acting games, actors will work toward a performance of a final scene. Actors will get the opportunity to study a play, create a character, and work with a partner to create a scene specifically chosen for them.

If you are interested in joining this class, please

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Cabaret Kids

Grades 1st-6th

Instructor: Gayle Gitlitz

This program allows every young performer to feel valued on stage by providing them with the opportunity to explore their potential. Together with the director, each performer chooses a song to sing and writes a monologue. The final product is a show in a cabaret setting where everyone sings at least one solo and performs in group numbers with a live accompanist.

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Broadway Masterclass Series

Professional level theater training with current Broadway performers, casting directors, talent agents, and other successful industry professionals.

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PRIVATE THEATER INSTRUCTION

Private Voice Lessons

Work on the technical aspects of how to sing – such as how to project, improve tone, extend range, increase power, and smooth over your mix. Learn to interpret your song and improve your performance with Sid Cherry, Performing Arts Musical & Building AV Director. We offer 30 minute, 45 minutes, 60 minute, and 90-minute time slots.

30 minutes: Starting at $40 for members | Non-Member $43
45 minutes: Starting at $50 for members | Non-Member $55
60 minutes: Starting at $60 for members | Non-Member $67
90 minutes: Starting at $90 for members | Non-Member $100

Packages are available.

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Private Piano Lessons

All levels from beginner to advanced. Lessons are catered to each individual student.  The class is based on a solid foundation of finger technique and music theory so students know fully what they are playing and how best to play it.  Join Sid Cherry, our Performing Arts Musical & Building AV Director to learn all styles from classical to rock. We offer 30 minute, 45 minutes, 60 minute, and 90-minute time slots.

30 minutes: Starting at $40 for members | Non-Member $43
45 minutes: Starting at $50 for members | Non-Member $55
60 minutes: Starting at $60 for members | Non-Member $67
90 minutes: Starting at $90 for members | Non-Member $100

Packages are available.

To Register, please

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Private Performance Coaching 

One-on-one in-person and online vocal and performance coaching sessions with Rochele Seskin, our Managing Artistic Director of Theater Arts.  You can work on your audition material, your technical skills, refine your audition book, and learn how to belt like a boss.

45 minute sessions: Starting at $115 for members | Non-Member $125
Packages are available.

To Register, please

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