History

Mission

Stages Bloomington is a non-profit organization providing fun, quality theatre arts education and performance opportunities for children and teens, grades K-12. We strive to generate excitement and appreciation for the performing arts.

History


Stages Bloomington began in December 2005 with a very well received fifteen minute pre-show performance before a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Bloomington Music Works (BMW). The following spring, BMW offered a full-length production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, performed by 1st-8th graders. In 2008, the BMW organization transitioned into a youth theatre organization, changing its name to Stages Bloomington.

Since that first show, Stages Bloomington has produced more than 25 fully-staged musicals, performed exclusively by children and teens. Stages has traveled to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, where it won the Broadway Junior Spirit Award, the festival's top honor, as well as the Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Music Award.

Production History

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2018
Into the Woods
James and the Giant Peach, JR.
Black Elk Speaks
Winnie-the-Pooh (Classic Stories for New Audiences)

2017
The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers' Edition (grades 1-6)
A Play for MLK (grades 4-6)
Legally Blonde, The Musical (grades 7-12)

2016
Brundib├ír and But the Giraffe (grades 4-12)
Free To Be...You and Me (grades 1-4)

2015
The Secret Garden (grades 5-12) 
Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. (grades 1-4)
Disney's Camp Rock (grades 5-12)

2014 
A Year with Frog and Toad Kids (grades 1-4)
Seussical  (grades 5-12)
Monkey Magic: Chinese Story Theatre (grades 5-12)

2013 
Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids (grades 1-4)
Schoolhouse Rock Live! (grades 5-12) 
Godspell (grades 9-12)

2012 
Disney's Aladdin Kids (grades 1-4) 
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. (grades 5-8)

2011 
Disney's The Jungle Book Kids (grades 1-4) 
Disney's Mulan, Jr. (grades 5-8) 
My Son Pinocchio: Gepetto's Musical Tale (summer camp, grades 1-12)

2010 
Disney's Cinderella Kids (grades 1-4)
Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids (grades 1-4) 
Captain Louie (grades 5-8) 
Seussical Jr. (summer camp, grades 5-12)

2009 
Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids & Disney's Aristocats Kids (grades 1-4) 
Fiddler on the Roof (grades 5-8)

2008 
The Magical Land of Oz (grades 1-4) 
The Music Man, Jr. (grades 5-8)

2007 
The Pied Piper (grades 1-4) 
Honk! (grades 5-8)

2006 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (grades 1-8, as Bloomington Music Works, Junior)