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welcome!
The curtain is going up...on a summer filled with the excitement and magic of theater!
 
Stagedoor Manor offers total theater immersion plus all of the fun of a great summer camp. It’s the only performing arts program of its type in the world!
 
Do you dream of standing in the spotlight on opening night, of seeing yourself on television or in the movies, of hearing the applause of an audience? Imagine yourself meeting casting agents, talking to directors, producers, and sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love theater and the performing arts!
 
At Stagedoor Manor, performers of all levels -- beginner and advanced -- find expression and fulfillment on stage and in the classroom. Our program is for young performers ages 10-18.
 
You make the choices: Musical or Drama? Jazz or Tap? Or both!
 
You will perform because everyone is cast in a show. You will learn from Directors, Choreographers, and Vocal Coaches who have been selected because of their years of experience motivating and guiding young performers.
 
Get ready for the most fantastic summer of your life!!!!
Summer at Stagedoor
hey hey stagedoor!

Welcome to Stagedoor!

WOW! Summer 2014 is just around the corner!


Here are the 2014 dates for each session:

Session 1 2014: June 16 - July 6, 2014
Session 2 2014: July 7 - July 27, 2014
Session 3 2014: July 28 - August 17, 2014

First up, something new! Zach Braff, one of our most dear alums, has written a wonderful piece for The New York Times, and he highlights his time at Stagedoor Manor as a key influence in his career. Zach is now appearing in "Bullets Over Broadway," and you can read his piece here.

Are you interested in joining us for Summer 2014? You can find the Summer 2014 Application here.

Do you have questions for us? Before sending us an email, read answers to frequently asked questions here. You may also be interested in reading a letter we received from a former camper; it will help you to understand why we know that Stagedoor Manor is a special place for young people!

W O W !! We are still celebrating Stagedoor Manor's induction into The Theatre Museum last Spring! We are so very proud of our staff and humbled by this tremendous honor that celebrates Stagedoor's strong and vibrant history! Learn more about it here and watch our induction here!

Last summer was the culmination of a truly amazing year - and we celebrated by opening our newest performing space: The (new) Forum Theater!

In fact, the past few summers have been amazing ones at Stagedoor! Worth Magazine named Stagedoor one of the Top 5 Camps In The World, CBS Sunday Morning profiled Stagedoor Manor, we performed in the opening number and in finale of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and Theater Geek, a new book about Stagedoor was released!

In addition, we had visits from the Broadway casts (HAIR) and performers. Along the way, Stagedoor premiered new productions of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE WEDDING SINGER, and CURTAINS! We opened another great new performing space: The Oasis Theater and launched DRAMAFEST, which was featured in this story on Playbill. Adding to the excitement, of course, were our premiere productions of Arlene Hutton's LETTERS TO SALA, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY, and Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS!

Summers at Stagedoor are always exciting: In partnership with Music Theatre International and the original creators, Stagedoor was the first to produce a one-time workshop School Edition of the international hit Avenue Q. We were also fortunate to produce a pilot production of RENT School Edition (which Stagedoor helped develop over two summers) and the first MTI workshop production of Sweeney Todd School Edition.

Stagedoor's reputation (almost) speaks for itself, and we produced the world-premiere production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, as featured in Life Story and in other national magazines. Take a few minutes to check out this feature about Stagedoor in the New York Post and this amazing video segment about Stagedoor that ran on THE TODAY SHOW. Stagedoor has also been profiled in The Sondheim Review and People. Be sure to read all of our press on the Press page!


If you'd like information about our program, you can find an application, our FAQ sheet, brochure and our videos on the More Info page.

If you have specific questions, please send an email to info2014@stagedoormanor.com

Be sure to find out all the latest Stagedoor news in our new Twitter feed in our "Hey, Hey Stagedoor!" section located on the Message Board page. If you are visiting us for the first time, take a look around and see what Stagedoor Manor has to offer!
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stagedoor alumni
We are very proud of our many successful alumni! Stagedoor alums include:
 

Natalie Portman
("Black Swan")

Jon Cryer
(CBS's "Two and a Half Men")
Zach Braff
(ABC's "Scrubs")
Robert Downey Jr.
("Iron Man")
Sebastian Stan
("CW's Gossip Girl")
Lea Michele
("FOX's Glee")
Adam Pascal
("Rent")
Michelle Federer
("Wicked")
Mandy Moore
("Tangled")
read about our alumni
Natalie Portman
Jon Cryer
Zach Braff
Robert Downey Jr
Mandy Moore
"I was born at Stagedoor Manor. The camp is like Oz. Your real life is in black and white, but the minute you step off the bus, everything is in color." - Writer/Director Todd Graff
Dramafest 2013

Samuel French publishes Dramafest 2013!

In 1981, Stephen Sondheim founded Young Playwrights Inc. with the goal to discover and nurture young writing talent for the stage. Stagedoor Manor, in conjunction with Young Playwrights Inc, is excited to offer our students an opportunity to produce and publish their original work! Dramafest is a one-day event, each session, during which five original ten-minute scripts are performed for a full student audience and invited industry guests. At the end of each summer, the five winners (from all three sessions) have their work published by OnStage Press, a division of Samuel French, Inc.

To purchase a copy of Dramafest 2013 (it's only $12.00), please send us an email!

 
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Summer Camp Address: Stagedoor Manor 116 Karmel Road, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. 12759
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