LifeStage Theatre is committed to impacting and educating children through the arts and enriching our community through excellence in live theatre. We believe our community is full of families who appreciate the arts and welcome high quality education and family-friendly entertainment. Our goal is shaping hearts through the arts!
For the past 3 years, we have been partnering with local elementary schools by offering an after school program "Leaders in Theatre." This is an opportunity for kids to stay after school and participate in an 8-week exploration of the world of theatre! Our school partnership also includes producing a full-scale production with rehearsals at their school and performances at LifeStage Theatre, giving kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity a chance to participate in something special.
One of our theatre teachers recently shared this with us ... "At LifeStage, our desire isn't simply to be a creative space, but to foster a safe place for our students who may face challenging stuff in their personal lives. I see it a lot in improv. Sometimes what the kids mention or enact on stage is a reflection of what they're facing outside our doors. And it can be tough. But I have to stay hopeful that our influence can be just as strong as any other they encounter in life. Even 45 minutes a week in an environment of encouragement can be life changing!"