Get your head in the game!

Imagine the thrill and excitement of doing musical theatre: auditions, casting, learning lines, songs, choreography, blocking, props, costumes, rehearsals, opening night!

Now imagine doing all of that IN ONLY 36 HOURS!

Welcome to the first stageGR 36-Hour Theatre Experience presenting "Disney's High School Musical"!  The production is rated G, great for all ages.  The Experience is open to students currently in grades 8 through 12 for the 2018-19 academic year.

Cast size for the stageGR 36-Hour Theatre Experience is strictly limited, so online registration is imperative and is first-come-first-served to assure your place in the cast.  Once the limit is reached, any new registrants will be placed on the waiting list.  You may enter a credit card to pay tuition for a waitlisted registration; it will not be charged until the participant is admitted from the waitlist into the program.  

There is a limited number of scholarships available.  Those will be decided based entirely on need, and then awarded first-come-first-serve.  Scholarship application deadline is 11:59 PM on Tuesday April 30. All scholarship applicants will be put on a waitlist for evaluation.  Scholarship applicants will be notified of the decision by Thurday, May 2.

Details and Schedule

  • The stageGR 36-Hour Theatre Experience will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May  18th  at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Matthews Auditorium, concluding on Sunday, May 19th after one performance at the Matthews Auditorium at 7:00 PM 

  • Auditions will occur at the start and roles assigned during the experience. Please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.

  • General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5 cash or check written to stageGR.

  • The Experience also includes a souvenir T-Shirt, meals and snacks.

  • More information, including how students can prepare, will be communicated in the weeks leading up to the Experience.

Prepare to have fun, and break a leg!


Matthews Auditorium at GR Theological Seminary 

3000 Leonard Street NE Grand Rapids MI


Disney’s High School Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.