Welcome to Stagedoor!
WOW! Summer 2014 is here! Current Campers: Please be sure to turn in all of your forms!
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
Are you interested in joining us for Summer 2015? Jump over to the MORE INFO page of our site and get all the information you need to apply for Summer 2015! There, you will find our application, brochure, and answers to frequently asked questions.
We are so very excited - alum Ansel Elgort's film "The Fault in our Stars" has opened and the world is discovering what we already knew: He's fabulous! It's a Stagedoor season, as alum Zach Braff 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.
New to Stagedoor? You may be interested in reading a very special 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!