2019 Teen Mainstage Season
There is a production fee to participate in Teen Mainstage Productions. Need-based scholarships are available.
January 10 – 19
Our teens stop the presses. Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!
Are you in, or are you out?
October 24 – November 2
Audition Dates Will Be Posted
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Past Teen Mainstage Productions
January 12 – 21
March 8 – 11
October 4 – 7
“I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn from so many talented, kind and passionate Seacoast artists. There is a wonderful sense of community and creativity here. Everyone has been professional, enthusiastic, supportive and truly dedicated to the success of each actor and production. I am learning so much here, improving as a performer and forming great relationships. Thank you PAPA and Seacoast Rep!!!”
“I moved to the Seacoast area last year and was excited as well as nervous to come into a new theater community. I joined the PAPA family last April, and performed with them in the Teen Mainstage productions of Violet, Spamalot, and Our Town! I had a great time working on these shows and being able to experience all types of theater with different music, scenery, and styles, and I’m so grateful to have theater and a place like the Rep to experience it. Through PAPA I have made some of my best friends and learned new things, and over all had an amazing experience!”
“Working with the PAPA Teen Mainstage Program not only helped to shape me as an actor, but also as a person. It was through PAPA where I discovered a unique combination that one very rarely finds: a tight-knit, loving family of talented actors and actresses who not only had the passion and drive to put on a spectacular production, but who genuinely desired to be there and to tell a story. I am extremely glad that I made the decision to audition for a PAPA show, and I would encourage anyone else to do the same!”
“The short span of time I spent in the PAPA Teen Mainstage production of Heathers quickly became the best time of my life. Being exposed not only to incredible castmates but caring and kind directors and stage managers, and a real world theatre experience, I left feeling so much more confident not only with my ability to perform, but as a person.”