2018 Teen Mainstage Season
January 12 – 21
March 8 – 11
October 4 – 7
There is a production fee of $300 to participate in Teen Mainstage Productions. Need-based scholarships are available.
Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition)
Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.
Are you in, or are you out?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
A brand-new musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a powerful musical retelling of the love story of the gypsy Esmerelda, the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, and the gallant Captain Phoebus in 15th Century Paris.
Representing the first-ever collaboration between two stage and screen titans – composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Wicked) – The Hunchback of Notre Dame brings a musical power and choral beauty that elevates the story to new heights. Hunchback contains songs from Disney film, including “Out There,” “Topsy Turvy,” and “God Help the Outcasts,” plus entirely new songs sure to surprise fans of the movie.
Avenue Q (School Edition)
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q School Edition is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.
“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.”