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.



Tina Indenbaum Scholarship Award for Excellence in Theater 
Stage 74 at the SYJCC

The Suffolk Y JCC remembers Tina Indenbaum and honors her with the creation of The Tina Indenbaum Award for Excellence in Theater at Stage 74. This award was established by her husband Gene Indenbaum, after her passing in August 2022. Tina’s love of the arts will be carried on through this special award and ensures that her legacy lives on by helping a high school student who’s pursing a college degree in theater.

More than half of Tina Indenbaum’s life was spent volunteering in the arts. As co-chair and board member of the SYJCC’s Star Playhouse, she was involved in over 40 productions, and was a staunch supporter of the youth theater program. A select committee will pick the winners based on the qualities the student possesses in their area of expertise and what they have accomplished throughout the year. The criteria and qualities we are looking for, are as follows:

  • The student has to be involved in Stage 74 during their senior year of High School.
  • The student could be a performer, work with sound, lighting, work behind the stage as a Stage Manager or in another capacity – the student could also be a volunteer.
  • The student showed true leadership and expertise – provided guidance to others and possesses a true sense of the collaborative spirit that the Theater is known for.

Scholarship Amount: $500

To apply for this scholarship, please

Moms Who Sing!
(Adult Class)

They’re not just ordinary moms! Join to watch them in concert.

Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Tickets $13
Members, Seniors & Students $10

To Register, please

Cabaret Kids

Grades K-5

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.

Grades K-1
Teacher: Gayle Gitlitz
Musical Director: Sid Cherry 

Mondays | 4:30-5:30 pm
Show: May 13, 2024 

Grades 2-5
Teacher: Gayle Gitlitz
Musical Director: Sid Cherry 

Tuesdays | 4:30-5:30 pm
Show: May 7, 2024

Grades 2-5
Teacher: Jenn Cove
Musical Director: Sid Cherry

Wednesdays | 5:00-6:00 pm
Show: May 15, 2024 

Emerging Artist Development 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 [email protected]

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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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“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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Broadway Masterclass Series

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

For more information, please


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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.

To Register, please

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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

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