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What is Staging the Future?
STAGING THE FUTURE is a program created by The American Theatre Guild to enable under-served young people to experience live musical theater. 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 The American Theatre Guild season members. We are committed to providing the magic of live musical theater to all children – despite economic disadvantage or disability.




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 Riverside season to be included in this special program. For 2018-19 participating shows include: CINDERELLA, KINKY BOOTS, EVITA and CHICAGO. More information about the shows as well as information about our entire season is available at

Complete your application and submit it either by mail or email.

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

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