BG OnStage is the resident community theatre of SKyPAC.  We are dedicated to bringing educational experiences in the arts and quality theatrical productions to the students and families of BRADD area.  Past School Day productions have included The Hobbit, Junie B Jones JR the musical, The Giver, Frozen JR, Seussical JR, and Charlotte’s Web, just to name a few! For the last eight years, we have worked with and prepped with students who successfully auditioned for and were accepted into the Governor’s School of the Arts programs for Drama and Musical Theatre.

Thank you to our sponsors!

John & Lisa Dix

Dr. Pippa Pinckley- Stewart



School Day Productions and Other School Day Events: 


All SCHOOL DAY Performances are open to classes/groups of school age children.


PUBLIC Performances are open to the general public.



School Day Production tickets are $7 per student.

For every ten (10) students booked, a class will receive one (1) free adult ticket.



To reserve your class, email Education Director, Elise Charny at  with an initial email of interest and she will get your reservation started!



The Dinosaur Quest of Dr. T-Rex

School Day Performances:

Friday, September 30 at 9:30am

*A study guide is available to all classes/groups that book for this performance. 



Public Performances:

Friday, September 30 at 6:30pm 


DR. T-REX is a well-versed Paleontologist who is also a ton of laughs! His one-of-a kind,
hilarious show is jam-packed with unexpected surprises and amazing
information with lots of prehistoric mischief and mayhem thrown in just for fun.
Using his six totally realistic and life–like dinosaur puppets and lots of audience
participation, DR. T-REX shows children and adults why “It stinks to be extinct.”
From the moment Dr. T-Rex leaps on-stage, you are on The Dinosaur Quest of Dr.


Curriculum Connections:

OKy Presents A Night At the Oscars

School Day Performances:

Monday, October 24 at 9:30am AND Noon


Orchestra Kentucky rolls out the red carpet for an evening of Academy Award-winning scores from Lord of the RingsTitanicChariots of FireThe GodfatherDoctor ZhivagoLawrence of ArabiaExodus, and more.


Elf, JR School Day Performances:

Thursday, December 1 at 9:30am

Friday, December 2 at 9:30am 


Public Performances:

Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm

Shrek, JR School Day Performances:

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 9:30am

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 9:30am 


Public Performances:

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:30pm

Fall 2022 Cabaret Dates Coming Soon! 

Location: The SKyPAC Lounge

Audience Admission: $6

To get on the set list, email Elise at 


Junior Theatre Class

Class Dates/Times: August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, September 24 from 11am-Noon at the SKyPAC


Junior Theatre is for students ages 6-10 who are ready and interested in learning the basics of theatre through games, exercises, and rehearsals as they put together a “play” to perform at the end of the session.


Class Fee: $75

Class Registration Form


We do not hold spots for students, for a student to be considered fully registered we must receive a completed registration form and payment.  Checks need to be made to Arts of Southern Kentucky.

You may turn in forms/payment to BG OnStage in person at SKyPAC or by mailing them to:

Attn: BGOS/Elise Charny

PO Box 748

Bowling Green, KY 42102


If you have any questions, feel free to email Elise Charny at

Audition Techniques Workshop 

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 

Time: At 12pm. *End time is determined by the number of participants 

Workshop Fee: $50

Ages: 13-Adult 


This workshop is for actors looking to improve their audition skills.  This will include etiquette in how to interact with the audition panel, how to slate properly, as well as the actor’s audition package itself.  Actors will need to bring in a song and monologue selection to present to the workshop coaches.  They will receive feedback on their audition package and will work one-on-one with the coaches.  A dance combination will be taught as well. 


Class Registration Form 


If you have any questions, please contact Elise Charny at 


Elf, JR Auditions! 


Audition Dates/Times: September 9 from 5pm-8pm, September 10 1pm-4pm, September 11 3pm-6pm at the SKyPAC

We are looking to cast actors ages 8-18. No previous experience is necessary!


Auditions for Elf, JR will be open call auditions, meaning, you do NOT have to reserve a time slot.  You just need to arrive at auditions during the time frame stated above and actors will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Auditions will consist of a singing, acting, and dance portion.  Music cuts will be provided for actors to prepare and audition with.  Music cuts will be available here on our website around 8/12 or so. Sides will be available the day of auditions for actors to cold read.  A short dance combination will be taught at auditions as well.

Actors will audition in small groups.  The audition room is closed to parents/the public. Each group should be take about 20 minutes to audition, and then when the actor is finished, they are free to leave!


If you have any questions regarding auditions, please email Elise at 

Past BG OnStage Productions:

Lessons Information:

We are currently looking for new voice teachers! 


Contact us to get set up with one of our instructors for one-on-one lessons.


In person lesson rates, $35/half an hour & $50/hour.  


Call 270-904-5016 or email .


Elise Charny- Audition & Monologue Prep

Elise graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan in New York with a BA in Theatre Arts, concentration in Performing. Continuing with her education and experience, Elise obtained her Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston.

Elise has served as a performer/director/educator in the theatre community for the last twenty years. In 2013, Elise established the John F Kennedy School Drama Club in Somerville, MA, which is still running today. For the last eight years, Elise has served as Artistic and Education Director of BG OnStage, creating various programming and directing all of the theatrical productions. She has also aided students in achieving their goals of attending GSA and musical theatre/drama college programs, past students have been accepted at The New York Film Academy, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University, Austin Peay State University, Louisville University, and Western Kentucky University. As Education Director, Elise is very excited to be a part of the SKyPAC family and to continue bringing quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Isabella Sparling- Vocal Instructor

Isabella Sparling is a junior vocal performance major at Western Kentucky University studying in Dr. R. Wayne Pope’s studio. In the past three years, she has performed with Western’s University singers and Chorale. She also works as a section leader and intern at first Christian church. She has performed in Western’s production of 

Bastien and Bastienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and she plans to collect and perform a lecture recital of Ecuadorian art song for the support of Western Kentucky University‘s FUSE grant her senior year. She expects to graduate in the spring of 2023 with her Bachelor’s in music and Criminology, and then proceed to get her Masters in Vocal Performance.

Lea Schenk- Vocal Instructor

Léa Schenk is a current BFA Theatre student at WKU where she most recently played the lead role of Jo March in Little Women The Broadway Musical. She is a trained Mezzo-Soprano who has studied with teachers across multiple continents, notably at Antibes Conservatoire de Music et d’Arts Dramatique in France, and more locally with renowned opera singers Elizabeth Batton and Grammy winner, Garrett Sorenson. Léa is a Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts 2019 Vocal Music Alum, and Student Ambassador for GSA. She graduated from the Youth Performing Arts High School in 2020 majoring in Orchestra (viola) and Design & Production where she was heavily involved as a Stage Manager and many more positions in the theatre department. She was a part of the inaugural season of the Youth Opera Program at Kentucky Opera in Louisville. She is currently working on her solo music project Resident Alien an indie folk album that she has been working on since 2017 which she has been readapting for the stage as a Solo Performance. She is also in the process of composing and writing a musical, Ashes, that is set to be proposed as a studio show at WKU in Spring 2023.


Her love for the arts is what brought her into the world of theatre, and more recently musical theatre. She has spent her whole life rounding herself into a jack-of-all-trades and has wound up finding her place in the theatre, both behind the table as a part of the production team and as a performer. She is currently working behind the table on BG Onstage’s The Addams Family as their Stage Manager. 


Her training uses classical techniques to support modern musical styles, so to marry the modern sound with healthy and sustainable breathing and singing techniques. Though she was trained classically, she started her singing career like everyone else, with the help of modern pop and of course, The Phantom of the Opera, which she calls the gateway to classical singing.

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