STAGES Performing Arts Academy is excited to welcome Tony Nominee and Broadway Star, Taylor Louderman as Director and Lead Teaching Artist of our 2020 Spring Break Camp production of PITCHING IN THE MUSICAL. The camp runs March 16-20.
PITCHING IN is a one-act STEAM youth-musical for all genders and cast sizes. The story begins when a small-town middle school loses funding for its extracurricular activities. In order to save the programs, a famous alumna brings a tech competition to the students that ask the question: what would make this community a better place?
Following the Science Club, a Robotics supervillain, and the Show Choir (disgruntled by the loss of their Talent Show), we see the students navigate stage fright, sabotage, and new friendships as they learn what it really means to work as a team. The show also explores the STEAM principles integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math into the lives of kids.
Taylor Louderman has most recently starred as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS THE MUSICAL, Lauren in KINKY BOOTS, and made her Broadway debut as Campbell in BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. A Missouri native, Taylor has also starred in Nick Jr.’s SUNNY DAY, NBC’s PETER PAN LIVE! and HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE.
We are thrilled to welcome back this STAGES Performing Arts Academy alumna as our special guest for PITCHING IN. To register for our Spring Break Camp, or any other STAGES Performing Arts Academy classes, visit us online at StagesStLouis.org or call (636)449-5775 for more information.
STAGES Performing Arts Academy is regionally renowned for its innovative and multidisciplinary programs that transform lives through immersion in the Musical Theatre arts. Celebrating its 15th year, it is also the only such program in the St. Louis region to be connected to a professional theatre company. Whatever the age or experience level, whether a new or continuing student, aspiring performing artists throughout the St. Louis
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region have the opportunity to explore and cultivate their talent at STAGES, and set the stage for life changing experiences.
More than 4,500 students participate in programs offered at the academy in Chesterfield and throughout the metro region. The Academy will not turn a student away due to financial need, and provides over $70,000 in scholarship assistance and underwriting annually.
STAGES St. Louis is the region’s foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. In 2020, STAGES celebrates its 34th year of producing Broadway-quality theatre with the classic A CHORUS LINE, the endearing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the heartfelt ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE, and the exuberant ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
STAGES opened in 1987 with a budget of $50,000 and a part-time seasonal staff of eight. Today, the company employs a full-time staff of 23 overseeing a budget of $5.1 million. During the performance season, an additional 150 actors and crew members bring the productions to life. To date, STAGES professionals have produced 119 musicals, with over 3,700 performances, playing to more than one million patrons. For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www.StagesStLouis.org.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.