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Sage On Stage

Raue Center’s Sage Studio proudly introduces SAGE ON STAGE, an educational production program designed to take students from page to stage!

Students spend two weeks honing their musical theatre skills and learning all about the “behind the scenes” of what goes into a mainstage Raue Center show–while working right alongside a cast of professional actors. Students build on all the great performance fundamentals taught in Sage Studio classes and then put those skills into practice for an audience as part of the youth cast for a full-scale mainstage production. 

Registration fees for SAGE ON STAGE production classes include two complimentary tickets. Additional tickets available for purchase for friends and family! All registered students will be part of the show! 

Questions? Email education@rauecenter.org.


Sage Backstage is a new and unique opportunity for local high school aged students who want to get a chance to learn about all of the different aspects of theatrical production that are not typically in the spotlight. We are thrilled to offer students the chance to try their hand at set building, lighting, sound, and the myriad other jobs that help the shows we love to see run smoothly. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved with Raue Center’s SAGE BACKSTAGE.

This program meets at the same time as SAGE ON STAGE production rehearsalsand focuses on all the fun stuff behind the scenes–including scenic artistry, props and costume crafts, lighting and sound. Students also get to be part of the show itself as run crew and get to experience the excitement of putting together the show from start to finish!

Students should also be available for all performance dates and tech rehearsals (see Timeline section below). Questions? Email education@rauecenter.org.

All registered students participate in Sage On Stage productions! Students will get to work on all technical aspects, but if your student has a particular interest and experience in a specific area of technical theatre, email us at education@rauecenter.org with details.

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