Page To Stage: Starry Messenger

Page to Stage is a Pre-Professional  training program where literature is brought to life in a meaningful way through in-depth study of narrative, dialogue, character, plot, circumstance, and social relevance. Each semester focuses on a different book and results in a staged performance of the story. Page to Stage extends the learning beyond the rehearsal room – writing, reading and acting homework will be assigned throughout the rehearsal process. Class consideration  – This class is by Director invitation and recommended for advanced WEST students including those who have participated in our summer conservatories or those with a demonstrated commitment to the craft of acting and who enjoy experiential and project-based learning. Students will experience a variety of theatre methodologies and techniques throughout the curriculum and should be prepared with an open mind and a sincere desire to study the craft of acting. Limited Availability –  The number of spaces available in the class is determined by the material selection and returning students have priority. Typically only one or two spaces open each year. There is an active wait list. Commitment – Students who accept a position in the Page To Stage program commit to a full academic year (September – April) and must be available for all rehearsals and performances. This class must take priority over other extra-curricular activities. This is a commitment to excellence.

2018/2019 Season : Fall – JASON & THE ARGONAUTS and Spring – STARRY  MESSENGER

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  2. Prerequisite: Director’s Invitation Only
  3. Grades: 6-9 
  4. Time: 3:45 pm-6:15 pm plus production schedules below
  5. Class Day/Dates: Tuesdays,, January 7 – April 14   (STARRY) (No class April 7)
  6. Location: Broadway Playhouse
  7. Cost: $170 per month payable over 8 months
  8. (There is a $5 per month processing fee for all monthly payments. Please note the tuition cost is based on total program hours, not weekly classes)

Page To Stage is a SEASON Commitment. The season runs September – April.  Players: You must be available for all rehearsals and performances and able to commit to time outside of scheduled rehearsals.  This is a program of excellence.  Parents: This is a full-season commitment.  If your player does not finish the season for any reason, you are still responsible for the financial obligation. 

STARRY MESSENGER Tech & Show Dates: 

  • Tech & Dress:
        • Monday, April  13 from 4 pm – 8 pm, 
        • Tuesday, April 14 class extended until 8:45 pm,
        • Thursday, April 16 from 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
        • Friday, April 17 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Performances: Friday, April 17 @ 7 pm,
        • Saturday, April 18 @ 7 pm and
        • Sunday, April 19 @ 1pm
  • Mandatory Strike: Sunday, April 19  from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The story begins with Galileo as a young boy, inspired and awed by the heavens and it follows his incredible and visionary life to old age. Starry Messenger uses historical fact as a stepping stone to the imagination, creating a fable that allows us to actually enter the mind of one of the world’s greatest scientists and give audiences unique access to the curious man who challenged society to view the world and the heavens in new ways.



Fall 2019 Class Theme:

JASON & THE ARGONAUTS Tech & Show Dates: 

  1. Tuesdays, September 3 – November 12 (ARGONAUTS)
  • Tech & Dress:
        • Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30pm – 9pm,
        • Tuesday, Nov. 12 class extended until 8:00pm,
        • Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30pm – 9pm
        • Friday, Nov. 15 from 4:30pm – 7pm
        • Performances: Friday, November 15 @ 7:30pm, Saturday, Nov. 16 @ 7:30pm and Sunday, November 17 @ 3pm
        • Mandatory Strike: Sunday, November 17 from 5pm – 6pm

        Treachery, betrayal, and vengeance-these are the hallmarks of Jason’s tale. When he was but a baby, his own uncle murdered his parents. Jason returns to Thessaly to avenge their deaths and reclaim the throne. Despite his youth and inexperience, Jason makes a bargain with his uncle-he will sail in search of the famed golden fleece in return for the crown. With his young crew, the untried Hercules and budding poet Orpheus, as ready as they will ever be, the sailors begin their voyage. Their quest takes the naive warriors to lands cursed and deceptively sweet, where they must fight ferocious supernatural creatures. But when they finally make their destination, the land of the golden fleece, Jason finds his strength and captures his treasure.

        NOTE: This is the final season for 9th grade participation. Beginning Fall 2020 the class will be offered to Grades 6-8.