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photo of kids singing, acting & dancingWe perform 14 full-scale shows every three weeks in eight indoor and outdoor theaters. Campers choose to appear in either Musical or Drama productions. Auditions are kept fun and easy: In partnership with another camper their own age, they read a short scene on stage, then each is given the opportunity to sing. A short workshop beforehand prepares each child, and gives them a chance to work with the pianist playing their audition.
 
A variety of performance spaces include:
 
Our theatre in-the-round: the Oasis Theater.
Our 350-seat Mainstage, The Carl and Elsie Samuelson Theater.
The Jack Romano Playhouse - former nightclub of the resort.
The Cabaret Theater, a revue-style stage that brings the audience up close.
Our newest performance space: The Forum, a fully-covered theatre (that's under the stars)!
The Garden, a magical space in an environmental setting.
Two black-box spaces for the intimacy of drama: The Carousel and The Merman.
 
Professional Scenic, Costume, and Lighting designers make Stagedoor productions look great! Two scenic shops and an air-conditioned costume shop with abundant stock accommodates our technical staff.
 
A limited number of Technical Camper spaces are available.
We guarantee individual attention and expression by averaging 26 campers or less to each production.
introducing oasis
Nestled in the Catskills is one of the most extraordinary stages: the 300-seat Oasis Theater!
 
Dedicated in June 2008, the "Oasis" is a theater-in-the-round, built as a showcase for our ever-growing program. This air-conditioned, soundproof, state-of-the-art addition also features a studio, fully-equipped dressing rooms, and over 7000-square feet for creative staging. It's hard to believe that the theater was built on the site of our indoor pool!

In addition to our productions, the Oasis will house Dramafest, our new Young Playwrights competition.
photo of oasis
Musicalsmusicals
Yes, we produce the great Broadway Musicals! We also occasionally produce new works with special permission from MTI and gifted artists and theater legends like Cameron Mackintosh. Some of our favorites include:
 
Into the Woods, The Producers, Songs for a New World, The Wild Party, Chicago, Batboy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Annie, Side Show, Aida, Les Miz, Miss Saigon, Pippin, Sweeney Todd, The Wiz, Tommy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Merrily We Roll Along, Children of Eden, Side by Side by Sondheim, Sweet Charity, The Robber Bridegroom, Godspell, The Music Man, Damn Yankees, Jerry's Girls, Once on this Island, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors, Carrie, Cabaret, Nine, West Side Story, Smile, Rent, and High School Musical !!
Dramasdrama
Our dramatic shows cover a wide range of styles. From Shakespeare to Farce, Modern Comedy to Period Tragedy, Stagedoor does it all! Here are a few of our favorite Dramas:
 
The Laramie Project, Letters to Sala, The Dining Room, The Heiress, Anne of Green Gables, The Women, The Bad Seed, Dracula, Our Country's Good, Tartuffe, Murder in a Nunnery, Jane Eyre, Our Town, Pride and Prejudice, The House of Bernarda Alba, Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting in the Wings, The Imaginary Invalid, The Vampyre, Playing For Time, Romeo and Juliet, The Children’s Hour, An American Daughter, The Enchanted, Conference of the Birds, The Cell, Listen To the Wind, Flowers, Dark of the Moon, and The Crucible!!!
 
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