Stage Door Performing Arts Academy

Stage Door Performing Arts Academy serves to educate and inspire children and young adults ages 3 through 18 in the performing arts. Offerings taught by our team of theatre professionals and educators include acting, musical theatre, film, costuming, set design, performance opportunities, and so much more!

We look forward to inspiring the next generation of theatre professionals & theatre goers!

Class information and performance opportunities listed below.

Classes

Jr Company

AUDITION ONLY

This is SDPA’s performance company for ages 11-18. Students will not only perform, but through the process learn and refine voice, acting, and dance techniques. The Fall Musical coordinates with the Stars to put on a large cast, Broadway-style show. The Spring Musical features only the Jr Company of performers. Jr Company members are required to contribute at least 3 crew hours.

Rehearsals: Mondays 5:00-7:00pm & Wednesdays 5-6:30pm

Crew is on select Fridays 5-6:30pm

In the Fall after the musical, Jr Company will have the opportunity to audition for Stage Door Theatre’s professional company performance of A Christmas Carol. More details to follow.

Stars

AUDITION ONLY

This is SDPA’s performance company for ages 6-10. Stars will learn acting, voice and dance technique while rehearsing and preparing for performance. In the Fall, the Stars are the ensemble and supporting roles in the Fall Musical with the Jr Company. In the Spring, the Stars perform their own show as the main feature of the Spring Showcase.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm

In the Fall after the musical, Stars will have the opportunity to audition for Stage Door Theatre’s professional company performance of A Christmas Carol. More details to follow.

Virtual Stars

The Virtual Stars will sing, act, and dance their way through the semester while learning songs, scenes, and dance numbers to be performed for family and friends. This class meets virtually via Zoom. Home access to reliable internet and a Zoom compatible device are required.

Ages: 6-10

Mondays: 3:30-4:30pm

Audition Information

Step into the spotlight and join our Jr Company of actors as we put on one of Broadway’s beloved musicals!
Ages 6-10 will be auditioning for ensemble and supporting roles.
Ages 11-18 will be considered for lead and supporting roles.
Auditionees will be seen one at a time. Please prepare a 16-32 bars or 20-30 seconds of a song AND a 20-30 second monologue. There will be a dance call so come dressed to move.

Date: August 9th

Time: 5-7pm

Dress Codes

Acting: closed-toe shoes, clothing comfortable for movement, hair out of face

Musical Theatre Dance & Tap: jazz or ballet shoes, tap shoes*, and sneakers, fitted clothing required, leotard or similar highly encouraged, loose hair tied back neatly out of face
*Tap shoes not required for Intermediate level Musical Theatre Dance.

Creative Dance: ballet shoes, sneakers, and tap shoes, clothing comfortable for movement required, leotard or similar highly encouraged, loose hair tied back neatly out of face

Fall 2021 Calendar of Events:

August 9th – First day of classes, Auditions for Jr Company and Stars
September 6th – Classes cancelled for Labor Day
November 5-7 – Jr Company & Stars Performance Weekend
November 22-26 – Classes cancelled for Thanksgiving Week
December 6th – Fall 2021 Showcase
December 10th – Last day of classes!
December 13th –Auditions for Jr Company and Stars Spring performances