A Home for Theatre
The Theatre Institute at Sage provides quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents.
A Home for Theatre
The Theatre Institute at Sage provides quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents.

Theatre Institute at Sage
2021-22 Season

 

Calvin Berger

October 1–8

Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Wyner / Orchestration by Doug Besterman / Original Direction by Kathleen Marshall / Scene Change Music Arranged by Aron Accurso
Directed by Michael Musial

Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, Calvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited feelings, love notes, and physical insecurity among four high school seniors.

Recommended for ages 11 and up.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 3–10

It’s a Wonderful Life is based on the story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern / Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by David Baecker

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror

February 11–18

By Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Anthony Dodge and Nicholas Meyer
Directed by David Baecker

A despicable theatre critic has been murdered and Holmes and Watson are visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take up the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day—Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

 

The Laramie Project                  

April 1–8

By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Eileen Schuyler

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

 

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

June 1–10

Based on the book by Jeff Brown / Adapted by Timothy Allen McDonald/ Music & Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller / Music by David Weinstein & Stephen Gabriel
Directed by Michael Musial

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of live theatre.

Recommended for all ages.