Musical Theater Youth Productions


Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. 

Shrek Jr. Session 1 – Grades k-8 – Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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Rehearsals located at Southminster Church 916 E. Central Rd. (at Dryden), Arl. Hts, IL 60005
Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. for grades k-8

Rehearsal Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 25

Run Through/Dress Rehearsal/Performance are at Harper College, Theater Building J, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Run Through: Monday, March 4, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, March 11, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Performance: Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.

FEE $200.00

Annie Jr. – December 9, 2018

Setting the Stage will present another fantastic youth production this December. Come see Annie Jr. on Sunday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. at Harper College, Building J. To learn more about Setting the Stage, click here

Moana Medley Performance

The Moana Medley kids put on a fabulous show for the congregation on Sunday, August 5. After their week-long bootcamp session with Setting the Stage, they were pumped and ready to perform. And their talent, energy, and spirit shone through! Hard work + dedication = success for this great bunch of kids!

Who is Setting the Stage?

Setting the Stage (STS) is dedicated to providing meaningful, artistic experiences that enrich students’ lives and create lifelong memories. Through quality programs and a dedicated staff, STS provides training that strengthens self-confidence and teaches self-worth, teamwork, responsibility, and respect. We strive to show children that when dreams are made, anything is possible. All our classes focus on learning about theater, and the students give a performance at the end of the session.

What does Setting the Stage do?

STS workshops teach the basic skills of musical theater: singing, dancing, and acting. Acting or theater experience is not required, just a willingness to work and learn. Our philosophy is one of inclusion, and we attempt to provide as many opportunities to as many actors as possible. Because our program emphasizes the ensemble, we strive to make all actors aware of their importance to the group. Our classes teach dedication and responsibility while encouraging self-esteem. We teach children how to collaborate and realize how important each of them is to the result.