Memphis Welcomes New Non-Profit Theatre: Stage Door Productions

Memphis Welcomes New Non-Profit Theatre: Stage Door Productions

Stage Door Productions is proud to be Memphis' newest 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization. Stage Door Productions will make its home on the Memphis Kroc Center stage, a 300-seat theatre this February. Co-Founder and Executive Director Lindsay Mitchell along with Co-Founder and Artistic Director Brandon Kelly will continue management of the Memphis Kroc Center Arts Department through the newly formed company.

Stage Door Productions will continue to offer dance classes through the Kroc Center with Leah Beth Bolton teaching tap and musical theatre dance. Stage Door Productions will also produce cabarets, musical theatre productions, and will be introducing a new project to the community called "Director's Choice." On top of producing its own productions, Stage Door will continue to collaborate with other arts organizations in the Mid-South area to bring a variety of programming to the Kroc Center Stage.

Stage Door Productions is also pleased to announce the members of their Advisory Board and staff members:

Lindsay Mitchell, Executive Director
Brandon Kelly, Artistic Director
Tracy Humphreys, Arts Coordinator
Leah Beth Bolton, Dance Instructor
Jared Johnson, Advisory Board Member
Caroline Sposto, Advisory Board Member
Terri Weaver, Advisory Board Member
Douglas Herndon, Advisory Board Member
Eileen Kuo, Advisory Board Member

Please find below the dates and descriptions of Stage Door Productions upcoming productions and a description of our new project, "Director's Choice":

Best of Broadway 2: A Musical Cabaret, 5/23-6/1
Auditions: March 1 and 2, 2014: 1:00-4:00pm at the Kroc Center of Memphis
The Best of Broadway 2 will return to the Kroc Center as a main stage production! Performers singing hits from Broadway's favorite musicals will serenade you, including contemporary musicals and beloved classics. This will be an evening to remember, filled with laughter and song as we return to the lullaby of ol' Broadway.
Cost: $15 - General Admission, $10 - Members/Seniors/Students/Military
For large group rates please contact the Box Office - (901) 729-8029

Performing Arts Camp, 6/2-6
Cost: $125 and $100 for Kroc Members
Ages: 5 - 17
Performances: June 6 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
Cost for Performance: $5 General Admission
Join us this summer for the return of Performing Arts Camp! Work with professionals from all over the United States as they perform beside you and teach voice, improv, and various forms of dance (including hip hop and modern)! This camp will include musical numbers from Mary Poppins,Hairspray, STOMP as well as the return of Lion King! The camp's FINALE will be a CELEBRATION show for the community on Friday, June 6 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm, featuring the campers alongside the camp instructors! Each camper will receive (2) tickets to one of the final performances! Additional tickets are just $5 each! No experience necessary for this camp!

Kids Cabaret Camp, 6/9-20
Cost: $225 and $200 for Kroc Members
Ages: 8 - 17
Performance Dates: June 20 at 7:00pm and June 21 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Cost for Performance: $15 General Admission/$10 for Kroc Members, Students, Seniors, and Military
Join us for this two-week performing arts summer camp intensive! Campers will work side by side with counselors to create their own show! Throughout the two weeks campers will work on auditioning skills, basic choreography, and group and private voice lessons as they prepare for the cabaret! By the end of the camp the campers and counselors will have created a performance showcase based around their unique talents and personalities. The camp will end with three performances for their friends, family, and the Memphis community.

Godspell, 7/18-27
Auditions: March 22 and 23, 2013 1:00-4:00pm at the Kroc Center of Memphis
Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 for Kroc Members, Students, Seniors, and Military
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day by Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord" and "Learn Your Lessons Well," among others, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics, and vaudeville, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Stage Door Productions' Director's Choice Project
Every director has that "one show" that they have always wanted to direct. Directing a dream project not only brings passion to the stage but helps realize a creative dream. Stage Door Productions started the Director's Choice Project to nurture this creative passion and bring these dreams to life on stage.
Directors will submit to Stage Door Productions to be produced in the spring of 2015. Proposals will be accepted until July 31, 2014. The Advisory Board will then review directors' ideas and the top 3 choices will be selected and asked to come in for an interview and to present their proposal. Our Artistic Director, Brandon Kelly, will then contact the winner for further information regarding scheduling and contract agreements.

Directors are asked to submit the following in a word document: Directors Resume, Show Title, Concept For The Overall Production, Detailed Explanation Of Your Personal Philosophy and Process As A Director, and Budget For The Project. Please submit all proposals and further inquiries to

To learn more about Stage Door Productions please visit their website at

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