stageGR is ready for Summer!

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – April 1, 2017 – With theater programing for students from 6 to 18 years old, stageGR has an incredible community theater line-up for Summer!

Summer 2017 kicks off with a High School Cast production of “Bring It On: The Musical”.

Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the unexpected bonds that form through the challenges and thrills of extreme cheerleading competition. With a fresh sound and exploding dance, this colorful crew of characters and their hilarious story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.   This musical was created by some of the funniest creative minds on Broadway. An original story written by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q). Music and lyrics by Tony Award winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity). The show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2013.

Performances will be in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  There will be two 7:00 evening shows on June 29 and 30. and one 1:00 afternoon show on June 30.  Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.

The Summer 2017 fun continues with an Elementary School Cast production of “A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS”.

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.  This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Performances will be in the Fellowship Hall at the Grand Rapids Trinity United Methodist Church.  There will be two performances on July 21 – 11am and 1:30pm.  General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door

The third and final production of the summer with be stageGR’s Middle School Cast production of “Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka”.

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.  Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.

Performances will be in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  There will be two 1pm shows on August 11th and 12th and one 7pm show on August 11th.   Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Registration for the summer program begins April 15.  Registration, audition, and scheduling details are available on the stageGR web site.  

About stageGR

stageGR is an independent non-profit community theater organization.  Their aim is to provide exceptional educational value and a sense of unity to students of all ages, and in all walks of life.  Since their launch in November 2015,  stageGR has produced 9 full-scale musical productions.  stageGR has worked with almost 200 different students from 55 different area schools.  

For more information about the summer programs, or stageGR in general, contact  

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