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 person.

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  echarny@artsofsky.org  with an initial email of interest and she will get your reservation started!

 

 

Elf, JR

School Day Performances:

Thursday, December 1 at 9:30am- SOLD OUT 

Thursday, December 1 at NOON- SOLD OUT 

Friday, December 2 at 9:30am- SOLD OUT

 

Public Performances:

Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm

Black Violin 

School Day Performance

Friday, February 24, 2023 at Noon 

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

AUDITIONS for Shrek, JR! 

 

We are looking to cast actors ages 8-18 for our production of Shrek, JR.  

 

Audition Dates: January 27, 28, 29, 2023. 

 

In-person auditions will consist of an acting, singing, dance portion.  Actors will audition in groups of five.  As soon as an actor is finished auditioning, they are free to leave.  An actor only needs to come to ONE audition day.  Auditions are open call, so there is no need to reserve a spot.  Actors audition on a first come, first audition basis. 

 

MUSIC CUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE in DECEMBER, 2022.  

 

If you have any questions, please email echarny@artsofsky.org 

 

Fall 2022 Cabaret Dates Coming Soon! 

Location: The SKyPAC Lounge

Audience Admission: $6

To get on the set list, email Elise at echarny@artsofsky.org 

 

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 echarny@artsofsky.org .

Instructors:

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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