Performance experience for our
School of Theatre Training students

OnStage connects your student's work in the classroom with a professional theatre experience. They will bring their talent to the stage while working with seasoned directors and designers! This program is only open to students enrolled in School of Theatre Training (SOTT) or dance classes.
This intensive five-week program happens every spring. It requires commitment from both students and parents. Most SOTT students take part in a lottery to receive placement in OnStage. Conservatory students receive early registration into the program.
Directors, with the Education team, place students into one of four shows – two musicals and two non-musicals. During callbacks, directors make the final casting decisions before rehearsals begin.

OnStage 2024 Show Schedule

Tickets now on sale - click a date on the calendar below to choose your show.
Children of Eden
Mean Girls
Season of Light

Fri, May 17 6 PM - Children of Eden Jr
8 PM - Macbeth
Sat, May 18 2 PM - Mean Girls
4 PM - Season of Light
6 PM - Macbeth
8 PM - Children of Eden Jr
Sun, May 19 1 PM - Season of Light
3 PM - Mean Girls

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OnStage Show Credits

Children of Eden JR
Book by John Caird, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine
Children of Eden JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Julie Weir for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Mean Girls JR
Book by Tina Fey, Music By Jeff Richmond, Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Based on the Paramount Pictures film Mean Girls
Original Broadway Production Produced by Lorne Michaels | Stuart Thompson | Sonia Friedman | Paramount Pictures | Marisa Sechrest | Ars Nova Entertainment | Berlind Productions | Steve Burke | Scott M. Delman | Roy Furman | Rovert Greenblatt | Ruth Hendel | Jam Theatricals | The John Gore Organization |The Lowy Salpeter Company | James L. Nederlander | Christine Scwarzman | Universal Theatrical Group | Executive Producer David Turner
Mean Girls JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
Season of Light: A Winter Fairy Tale
By Steph DeFerie
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Key Dates for OnStage 2024

Feb 5, 10 AM Early Registration & Lottery Sign-Up Begins at 10 AM
Feb 8, 5 PM Early Registration & Lottery Ends at 5 PM
Feb 12, 3 PM Lottery Announcement & Registration Begins at 3 PM
Scholarship Applications Open
Feb 16, 5 PM Registration Ends at 5 PM
Feb 17 Prep Class Begins
Feb 21, 7 PM Welcome to OnStage - Virtual Meeting
Mar 17-18 Auditions
Mar 25 Callbacks
Apr 8, 7 PM Parent Meeting & Orientation - In Person at ImaginOn
Apr 15 - May 9 Rehearsals
May 10-16 Tech & Dress Rehearsals
May 17-19 Public Performances

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Volunteer Ushers

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