The Upstage “Outside-In” Technique

Many parents are now asking about how we get such great performances from the kids, so I thought I would give you all a very basic outline. It all started when I was at college back in England and realized that after 6 weeks of studying Textile Management, I just...
Structure It Up

Structure It Up

Recently I’ve been visiting various sites and watching the classes, and I’ve given the note “structure it up” from time to time to the teachers. A vital element to all our classes and rehearsals at Upstage is a structured style of teaching....
How Upstage Helps Your Kids with Stage Fright

How Upstage Helps Your Kids with Stage Fright

For most professional stage actors, stage fright is something they will have to deal with at some point in their careers. The most famous actor of them all, Lawrence Olivier, suffered from it terribly for most of his later career and nearly quit acting when on tour...
From Ensemble to Ecologist

From Ensemble to Ecologist

Written by Jenna Karr Jenna holds her B.S in Marine Biology and a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida Southern College and she is now working on her Masters of Science in Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University and she is looking to earn her PhD in the...

Parents Love Upstage Theatre Programs – Westside Mommy

Parents Love Upstage Theatre Programs   Written by Westside Mommy (Ruby Hunt) https://www.westsidemommy.com Students Return to Upstage When most students take their first session at Upstage Theatre, whether it’s during the school year or summer session, it’s...
A Message from Upstage Theatre Schools

A Message from Upstage Theatre Schools

We hope you are doing well as we all maneuver this strange new reality. Upstage staff has been working hard to plan for the next weeks. We will continue to connect with and engage your children through acting, singing and dancing via online platforms. We are offering...
Upstage Summer Camp 2020

Upstage Summer Camp 2020

Dear Upstage Parents- After much consideration we have decided that the safest course of action for this summer is to postpone our traditional in person Summer Camps 2020 to Summer 2021. We are excited, however, to tell you about the new live online offerings (taught...

Can LIVE Online Acting Classes Work?

Written by Adrian Cohen Our journey from bricks and mortar programs to live online classes in acting, singing, and dancing has felt momentous. And we have to acknowledge that our teaching and admin staff have made the difference. It’s only a slight exaggeration...
Theatre Camp Online or Back to Normal?

Theatre Camp Online or Back to Normal?

Written by Adrian Cohen Just like everyone else we have been discussing the possibility of going back to “bricks and mortar” programs or staying online for summer theatre camps.  It’s a topic everyone who runs or attends summer camps has been...