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Current Shows, Spring Classes, & Summer Camps at Imagination Stage!

 

The reviews are in… Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale at Imagination Stage is a hit!

“A lively show about mutual respect” – DC Theater Arts
“Sure to capture the imagination of any young ones” – BroadwayWorld

And now: Helen Hayes Award Recommended!

A contemporary Cinderella musical with a twist kids will love!  Join Puerto Rican Cinderella (Cenicienta) and her classmate Rosa as cultures collide and they compete for the #1 basketball player spot at Pumpkin Grove Elementary School. Who will be the belle of the ball(game) and who will miss their shot? Best for ages 5+.

Performances run every Saturday through April 7, plus meet the actors after every 4pm show!

 


It’s bedtime, and two children use their imaginations to turn their room Inside Out and Backwards, into a wonderland of mess!  This Imagination Stage favorite is back and ready to take your 1–4-year-old on a whimsical, dress-up adventure like no other.

Performances run every weekend through March 31st. Tickets are selling quickly, so get yours now!

*ASL-interpreted performance: Sunday, March 24 at 9am

 


Explore, create, and collaborate with one of Imagination Stage’s many spring six-week class and summer camp options in acting, musical theatre, dance, filmmaking, and more!

Their next set of spring classes for ages 1-18 starts soon, so register now!

This summer, they are offering 1, 2, 3, and 4-week long camps for ages 4 and up in Bethesda, Rockville, and Northwest DC. Camp options include a variety of theme and skill-based programs, as well as some performance-based sessions. Learn more and register!

 

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See a Show, Take a Class — There’s Something for Everyone at Imagination Stage!

 

The reviews are in… Nate The Great at Imagination Stage is a hit!

“Never underestimate the power of live performance expertly done” – MD Theatre Guide
“A delightful production” – MacaroniKid
“An enjoyable experience for all ages” – Moderately Moco

And now: Helen Hayes Award Recommended!

Art matters in this musical mystery! A boy who loves detective work and calls himself Nate the Great is thrust into solving not one but two mysteries involving a cat, a dog, two friends, and a missing painting. Full of quirky characters and fun, this show brings the popular book series to singing and dancing life.  The show is running through August 11 and is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Special Performance Dates:
* Sensory-friendly performance: Sunday, July 23 at 10am
* Meet the cast after the show: Sunday, July 23 at 1pm

 

 

Fall class registration opens TODAY!  Imagination Stage’s curriculum includes creative drama, acting, musical theater, dance, and performance opportunities in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Six and 10-week classes for ages 1 and up start mid-September. Payment plans and financial assistance are available.

Imagination Stage is a nationally-recognized theatre arts center in Bethesda, MD, respected for more than 43 years of high-quality, innovative programming.

 

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Sensory Friendly & ASL-Interpreted Performances of “The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen” at Imagination Stage!

 

 

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Weekday Matinees at Imagination Stage During Winter Break!

 

Winter break is starting! Have you made plans?

Imagination Stage will have weekday matinees throughout the whole week, December 26-30! Bring the kids, bring the neighbor’s kids, bring the cousins from out of town and their kids. Make it a play-date!

Mo Willems’ hilarious musical, based on the book, is a fantastic addition to your holiday plans. Tickets start at $12 — that’s less than a ticket to see a movie!

Reserve your tickets today!

 

 

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Get Kids into the Act at Imagination Stage Winter & Spring Classes!

 

Does your child love to perform?  Are you looking for a fun and engaging extracurricular activity for them?  Imagination Stage, well known for its wonderful children’s theatre, offers all kinds of performing arts classes for kids of all ages — and registration is now open for their Winter/Spring session that begins in mid-January!

Imagination Stage’s programming inspires youth of all ages and abilities to grow as artists and innovators. They provide quality, year-round education in acting, musical theatre, dance, and filmmaking in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Early Childhood Classes
These classes for little ones are a sensory-stimulating way to introduce students to the world of theatre and dance while also building lifelong skills such as teamwork, sharing, confidence building, and gaining independence. Students develop gross motor skills through movement activities, fine motor skills through visual art projects, learn basic music skills, and learn to use their four Actor’s Tools of body, voice, mind, and imagination through dramatic play.

* Classes for ages 12-36 months, designed for children with caregivers, include You & Me: Musical Journeys, You & Me: Winter Wonderland, You & Me: Baby Animals, and You & Me: Trains, Planes, & Automobiles.

* Drop off classes for ages 3-5 include Magic Suitcase/Maleta Mágica (Bilingual – you don’t have to know the language to participate!), Dance: Pop Starz, and Disney Drama.

See the full list of Early Childhood classes!

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Dance Classes
Fun, non-competitive dance classes are available for students of all levels and abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their physical and mental development. Dance classes help young children improve their coordination, gain important social skills, and explore their own creativity.

* Dance classes include Mini Broadway Song & Dance, Hip-Hop Dance Crew, and Family Fun: Broadway Dance Sampler – a fun class for for caregivers and children to dance together.

See the full list of Dance classes!

 

Acting and Musical Theatre Classes
These classes are open to students of all experience levels and abilities, and students are welcome to jump in and get started at any grade level. Younger age groups engage in dramatic play while older groups delve into the application of more advanced, specialized training.

* Classes for younger children include Creative Drama: Magic Tree House, Musical Theatre: Encanto, and Commercial Creators

* Older kids can participate in programs like Stand-Up & Sketch Comedy, Musical Theatre Intensive: Beetlejuice, and Acting: Scene Study

See the full list of Acting and Musical Theatre classes!

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Filmmaking Classes
The Filmmaking program is a progressive and comprehensive curriculum that offers introductory through advanced filmmaking classes in a hands-on environment working with state-of-the-art equipment. The program focuses on filmmaking technique, emphasizing the pre-production process, visual storytelling, and artistic style. Filmmaking classes are offered for students in grades 6-12.

* Classes include Fundamentals of Filmmaking, Narrative Filmmaking Project, and the Filmmaking Conservatory Package: Sound Design, Lighting, and Directing.

See the full list of Filmmaking classes!

 

Access & Inclusion
Imagination Stage’s access and inclusion program provides equitable access to all programming, from added inclusion support to peer-group access classes in order to provide the most successful experience for each student.

* Access classes include Access Acting: Character Lab and Access Voice Acting: Animated Voiceovers.

See the full list of Access classes!

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Freedom Choir *NEW*
Serious singers are invited to audition this newly formed Freedom Choir – an Imagination Stage collaboration with Artist-in-Residence Dr. Rickey Payton, Sr. and The Urban Nation H-I-P-H-O-P Choir, which will focus on a repertoire of songs from a variety of cultures, nations, religions, and styles.

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