For over 20 years…
Stage One has brought high-quality theatre education and entertainment to the greater Richmond, Indiana region. We work with hundreds of young theatre artists each year to put on public and school day performances, all at no cost to the performers and technicians. Our graduates have gone on to study theatre at schools like New York University, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of Miami, Anderson University, and more!
The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Sept. 15-17, 22-24 2023
Pity poor Streptococcus – it should be a piece of cake for a fairy godmother to tell the story of Snow White but her wand is bent and things aren’t going quite as they should. Then, to make things worse, she’s interrupted by a couple of English policemen who are hot on the trail of two very devious and dangerous criminals – children who are causing no end of trouble in the forest. Their names? Hansel and Gretel!
Length: 1 hour
Tickets on Sale: August 1
Peter Pan, Jr
December 7-17, 2023
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.
Length: 60 minutes
Tickets on Sale: November 1
Seussical the Musical, Jr.
Mar. 1-3, 8-10, 2024
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Length: 75 minutes
Tickets on Sale: February 1, 2024