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.


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

All Flickr photo galleries can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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