MainStage Production Info

Here’s some basic info about our upcoming Mainstage production for planning purposes:

  • Registration: Opens June 1 to the general public; early bird registration was made available at The Progress Show on May 16. Please note that the show nearly filled at that time and only a limited amount of spots are left!
  • Click here for all the information you need!
  • Open to ages 12-19 *12 by fall
  • Audition Week (mandatory for speaking roles): August 20-23 @1-4:30pm
  • Main Rehearsal for Full Cast: Thursdays, August 29-November 14 @1:00-4:00
  • Production Week:
    • Tech- Nov. 18 @4-8
    • Dress-Nov. 20 @4-8
    • Shows- Nov. 22 +23
  • Pricing for all options is under $300 for the full 12-week experience; with many options for discounts, scholarships, and tuition assistance

So what is a MainStage like with AWIP?

The Stage at Tolman High School. PC: Mason Pimental

Here at A Work in Progress, we take pride in presenting the most professional MainStage productions achievable. We spare no cost in terms of lighting design, scenic design, set design, costume & make up design, choreography…not to mention a structured rehearsal process where students dive deep into their scene work, exploring their characters from all angles. We like to pull out a redemptive theme in our shows, and discuss how each character changes throughout the play, so that the students are impacted in their own lives as they continue on the journey of the rehearsal process.

Want to know what people are saying?

Regarding the Tolman Stage:

“Love it!”

“Great kids, great staff, great space!”

“I love Tolman – I love all the character it has and it just feel amazing on the stage.”

“LOVE IT!!!! It so amazing working on such an incredible and story-filled stage”

“I think that the way AWIP works with Tolman is great. I felt safe there, since the custodians opened the bathrooms for us, so we didn’t have to leave the theatre at all, and even if we did, we were escorted by a parent, so no one was going off by themselves.”

Act One cast
Alice in Wonderland 2016

Regarding the Experience:

“Being a part of a MainStage production means these things to me: dancing crazy jazz squares. learning how to Zoom (you’ll find out what that means). long hours of cast bonding. late rehearsals with lots of laughing. singing some pretty great songs. working with an awesome staff. acting some classic and fun shows. meeting some amazing people. and most of all… having your life changed.” — Amanda
“It’s a very large and fun process that requires commitment and a ton of energy. There are a lot of parts that go into making one of these productions and that’s one of many reasons why these productions are so amazing. The staff works incredibly hard to make sure that the quality of these shows is outstanding and at the same time are very encouraging and make sure that everyone feels comfortable and a part of the team.” -Keegan
“Mainstage is a really fun time. It’s making new friends and acting together, fooling around together, singing together, dancing together, laughing at each other. It’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed for anything!” — Daniel

“Acting in a mainstage production is really awesome, because you get to bond with the whole cast, and see the fruits of your labor together. It takes a lot of hard work and trust in your fellow actors and crew, but it’s so rewarding. It’s also wicked fun and eye opening. To see everything come together after months of rehearsals is amazing, and it’s honestly just a really great experience that everyone should get to have.” — Audrey

Our 2018 Mainstage Production, NEWSIES, was a smash hit!!

Wondering what our MainStage productions are like? Click here!

Or – Click here for our MainStage playlist on Youtube!

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