In a recent Ask Me Anything session, On The Stage’s founder, Hunter Arnold, shared his thoughts on the current state of theatre and what lies ahead. Arnold also founded TBD Theatricals and, through his work as a Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer, has played a pivotal role in bringing acclaimed productions to the stage, including […]

In the latest installment of On The Stage’s “Trailblazer” series, we’re thrilled to highlight the extraordinary career of Angelica Ross. A woman of many talents, Ross has made significant contributions as an actress, businesswoman, and transgender rights advocate, breaking barriers and setting new standards in the entertainment and tech industries. Her extraordinary career is a […]

Happy Pride Month, theatremakers! This and every month, we celebrate and commemorate the LGBTQIA+ community and their many contributions to the fabric of our vibrant society.  The creation of Pride Month itself was spurred by the events of the Stonewall Uprising – a series of protests by members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Greenwich Village, […]

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you may be frantically searching for the perfect gift for your mom or a mom-like figure. After all, moms work hard day in and day out to ensure their kids are happy and healthy, so why not return that favor? If the lovely lady you’re gifting to is […]

Ahhh, the sweet smell of summertime. It’s just around the corner, which means your summer stock productions and other theatre programming are, too!  You’re probably deliberating about which plays and musicals to add to your roster this summer, with pros and cons lists aplenty. While you might want to go with your gut or with […]

In the theatre world, tech week is one beast that’s tough to conquer – whether you’re a school program, community theatre, or professional non-equity entity. Yes, it will be fast-paced; yes, it will be stressful; and yes, mistakes will happen. That’s the beauty of live theatre! That being said, there are plenty of ways to […]

The curtains have closed on your latest showcase. It’s time to begin the set strike, reorganize your backstage, and prepare for the next creative endeavor. During this time, it’s essential to review what went well and what didn’t so you can learn from your mistakes and make improvements for the next performance. It’s time for […]

Rehearsals are an essential part of every successful performing arts program. They are where creativity meets discipline, where talent is honed, and where the magic truly happens. That being said, managing rehearsals efficiently is no small feat. It requires careful planning, effective communication, and a keen understanding of the unique challenges that performing arts can […]

 Happy shark week, theatremakers! It’s time to dive into the magic of underwater set designs. Constructing this captivating and oceanic set may seem daunting or too expensive, but with a little help, you can nail it. So let’s sink our teeth into some helpful tips and tricks!  Making an Underwater Set Design  Get Inspiration from […]

Although creating experimental theatre may be your passion project, you’ll need to produce a few showcases that appeal to a broad range of audiences. One of the smartest options to ensure you have a sold-out theatre is by offering a musical or play in your season that works as an entertainment vehicle for children, teens, […]

We know how tech week goes: your show is almost perfect, but you’re hoping to add that liiiittle extra bit of magic to it before the curtains go up on opening night. If you’re searching for small but meaningful ways to put your best artistic foot forward, On The Stage has you covered. Here are […]

If the onset of musical season brings mixed feelings of excitement and nerves, you’re no the only one! It’s time to embark on a thrilling journey of selecting, directing, and showcasing your musical production, and sometimes that can feel overwhelming. But it’s important to remember that while musicals present unique challenges, they also offer fresh […]

American politics have long been an inspiration for the arts – with literature, films, music, and theatre. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate or observe Presidents’ Day, peruse the following musicals and plays that reflect American history.  1776 By: Peter Stone, Sherman Edwards 1969 Showcasing the founding of the United States, 1776 follows […]