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What is Staging the Future?

STAGING THE FUTURE is a program created by The American Theatre Guild to foster passion, inspire creativity and empower youth in our communities. The program enables young people in underserved communities the ability to experience live theatre and provides access to education opportunities.

The program is funded by the generosity of The American Theatre Guild season members and donors. We are committed to providing the magic of live musical theatre to all students and children.

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 students/children and one chaperone (1 per every 10 children). For students/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.

To apply for Staging the Future or if you would like to be added to our mailing/email list. Please fill out the form by clicking on the button below.

ANITA F. BOORDA Scholarship for the Performing Arts

The American Theatre Guild is pleased to support Anita F. Boorda Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts. The scholarship aims to support high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in Performing Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance or Production at an accredited College or University. Funding for the Anita F. Boorda Scholarship is provided by the generous donations made to Patron’s Club.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a resident of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Pulaski, Starke or LaPorte Counties in Indiana or Berrien or Cass Counties in Michigan.
  • Graduate with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (4.0 scale) from an accredited high school by June 30 of the year of application.
  • Plan to attend an accredited tax-exempt college or university to pursue a degree in Performing Arts, Music Theatre, Dance or Production through a full-time course of study.
  • Preference will be given to students engaged in the performing arts during their high school career.

Application forms for this scholarship will be made available during the fall of the year preceding the scholarship award. 

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