As we move out of the pandemic into a less socially distanced world, it’s important to get the arts (and our dancers, performers, and creatives) back on their feet. Successful fundraisers can increase visibility and generate positive buzz for your studio, as well as help ensure the financial stability and continued growth of your program. […]

To kick off Black History Month, we’re highlighting a few talented Black playwrights who have left their marks on the world of theatre – and on the entertainment industry as a whole. The list below contains a handful of historical pioneers, alongside new writers to watch. August Wilson American playwright August Wilson has been called […]

Like many creatives, you may be struggling with a lack of actors and techies for your productions. Perhaps you’ve been doubling – having one actor play multiple roles – or have had to take on behind-the-scenes work yourself due to a lack of backstage hands.  If you’re running out of bandwidth, you’re not alone. But […]

There’s nothing better than a full auditorium after all of the hard work that goes into choreographing, rehearsing, and putting together a performance. And your show deserves exactly that! But it may feel like your efforts are going unnoticed if the auditorium is only half-full come time for the opening routine.  If you’re hoping to […]

On The Stage sat down with Co-Founder Michelle Lang-Raymond to talk about how she started a record-breaking organization, and the benefits of a trans-media experience post-pandemic. We were incredibly inspired, and you can be too. How Acts On Stage Began When you visit Acts On Stage, their mission is clear: “to be a driving force […]

Casting the leads in your next production can be a make or break decision as it concerns your show’s overall success.  Should you go with the seasoned pro who harbors a bit of an ego, or the green hopeful who’s not so confident, but has the passion in spades? While there’s no true right or […]

Cast chemistry is vital to any successful production. The dredges of January can be hard to shake – after so much food, fun, and celebration over break, you may find it difficult to get your actors back into the swing of things come rehearsal time. If you’re looking to raise morale and inspire your students, […]

It’s no secret that creators always want to be on the cutting edge, keeping an eye on the horizon for the most anticipated shows of the season. If you’re gearing up to select your titles for 2023, On The Stage predicts a few of this year’s hottest musicals and plays.  Musicals Ruthless! The Musical Good […]

One of the most exciting times in the theatre-making process is the audition phase – watching enthusiastic hopefuls enter the stage and (hopefully) dazzle you with their talents. While this time in the creation of your art is no doubt exhilarating, it can easily derail into a stressful situation if you fail to prepare, or […]

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of activist Martin Luther King, Jr.  While MLK undoubtedly changed the course of American history through his profound work towards racial equality and advancing civil rights, the miniter’s reach didn’t end there. We explore a few ways MLK also influenced the world of performing arts, and artist expression […]

When your to-do list is at LEAST a mile long, delegating and staying on top of tasks can seem impossible. With our all-in-one planner, you’ll feel the weight off your shoulders in no time. Remember the homework planners teachers used to have everyone do when they were in Elementary School? Everyone in class would groan […]

A letter from our CEO It’s likely you have already noticed a few updates to our website, and suffice it to say, I’m beyond excited to share this change with you all, but first I wanted to start with how we got here:   From the very beginning, our mission at On The Stage has been […]

Create a Professional and Engaging Patron Experience Live theater isn’t just about what happens on the stage, it’s the experience of community that makes it special. When you engage your audiences, you impact your community by encouraging learning, benefiting the economy, and growing artistic passion for the entire theatrical process. In this ebook, we share […]