2017 marks the another exciting year for this fantastic outreach program!

Last year nearly 900 school-aged students and their chaperones had the opportunity to attend the Backstage Xperience and the Barn Theatre. We hope to have even more in 2017!

The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training is proud to announce The Backstage Xperience 2017. Shows in conjunction with the Barn Theatre performances of:

DISNEY’S HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME –  June 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23

DISNEY’S NEWSIES August 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18!

Form your own group of four youth per every one chaperone, and don’t miss this amazingly fun, FREE educational opportunity!

Participation is free and includes a free meal and free ticket to the show!

Students will tour the theatre, including technical design areas that are typically off-limits to the public. Experience hands-on learning about professional theatre production during the interactive presentations of technical and performance aspects of theatre. Q&A sessions will accompany the demonstrations and their experience in attending the evening’s musical!

“Students will learn the specific technical work that went into the show. They’ll see renderings of costumes, learn choreography for a dance number, and learn about the techniques that went into construction of the amazing set pieces for the shows, and then see it all come to life on stage.” – School Dean Penelope Ragotzy
“It’s an amazing opportunity to spark students’ creativity and drive their passion for theatre as well as their passion to succeed in life.” – Producing / Artistic Director, Brendan Ragotzy

Several nonprofit and youth organizations will be sending groups to this events, but individuals are also welcome to form their own small groups of students and chaperones to attend! The Backstage Xperience is FREE! Four students per one chaperone.

To register your group for this events or for more information please email at: bsx@barntheatreschool.org or call 269-731-1151.

If you would like to support our work and getting local kids involved in all aspects of the performing arts, please click the Donate button below to support The Backstage Xperience. We thank you so much for your support.

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