What is Staging the Future?
STAGING THE FUTURE is a program created by American Theatre Guild to enable under-served young people to experience live musical theater at BJCC Concert Hall. Non-profit organizations which focus on assisting children and Title I schools are eligible to participate in the program. The program is fully funded by the generosity of American Theatre Guild season members in Birmingham. American Theatre Guild and our season members, are committed to providing the magic of live musical theater to all children – despite economic disadvantage or disability.

When is the application due?
Deadline for application is Friday, September 28, 2018

 

 

What schools and organizations are eligible to participate?

  • Title I schools
  • Organizations that serve students/children of whom at least 50% are considered low-income, at-risk, or otherwise under-served youth.
  • Organizations that serve students/children of which at least 50% have special needs.

What does Staging the Future offer?

  • Tickets to select Broadway Series shows for children and one chaperone (1 per every 10 children). For children with special needs, tickets for additional chaperones are provided. While fully funded tickets is always the goal – funding may only allow subsidized tickets for your group.
  • Unfortunately, Staging the Future cannot provide transportation.

Can extra tickets be purchased?
Yes, additional tickets can be purchased at a standard group rate for family members of students/children or additional staff. Discount subject to show approval.

What show(s) can we see?
Each season, Staging the Future will select shows from the Broadway in Birmingham season to be included in this special program. For 2018-19 participating shows are: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, THE KING & I, EVITA and FINDING NEVERLAND. More information about the shows as well as information about our entire season is available at www.BroadwayInBirmingham.com.

Interested?
Complete your application and submit it either by mail or email no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.

Additional Information
We will provide your organization a one sheet regarding theater etiquette, a synopsis of the story and any additional educational materials available upon request. Please have your attendees review the materials prior to attending the performance.

Please help us by providing an accurate count of tickets that will be needed. Remember that every unused ticket deprives another child from attending and unused tickets will reflect on your organizations’ opportunity for participation in the future.

If you have any questions regarding Staging the Future or wish to be added to our mailing/email list, please contact Craig Aikman at craig.aikman@americantheatreguild.org.