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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Friday, September 30 at 6:30pm
“PRE-HYSTERICAL” Family Fun!
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.
GEOLOGICAL TIME PERIODS
FICTION & NON-FICTION
DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA)
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 Rings, Titanic, Chariots of Fire, The Godfather, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Exodus, and more.
Elf, JR School Day Performances:
Thursday, December 1 at 9:30am
Friday, December 2 at 9:30am
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
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:30pm
May 13, 2022 at 6pm
Have you ever wanted to perform a piece that wasn’t necessarily your “type” or gender? Well, here is your chance to do it! Pieces are limited to three minutes.
Location: The SKyPAC Lounge
Audience Admission: $6
To get on the set list, email Elise at email@example.com
Triple Threat Summer Camp
TRIPLE THREAT Summer Camp is for campers ages 11-18. Campers will get basic training in the triple threat categories of dance, singing, and acting as they put together a musical theatre showcase over the course of the week. Responsibilities of the camper include learning, memorizing, and performing their assigned pieces for the showcase. A camp theme will be picked which material will be based around.
Instructors will be announced shortly!
Dates/Times/Location: June 20-24 from 10am-3pm (Noon-1pm lunch break) at the SKyPAC.
Please make checks to Arts of Southern Kentucky
Camp Registration Form HERE
Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. We do not hold spots for students. For a student to be considered registered, we need a completed form and payment.
Forms and Payment can be turned in in person at the SKyPAC or mailed to:
Attn: BGOS/Elise Charny
PO Box 748
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Registration deadline is Monday, June 6 by 5pm.
Please email Education Director, Elise Charny at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Junior Theatre Summer Camp is FULL.
Gomez Addams—Austin Allen
Morticia Addams—Brook Hale
Wednesday Addams—Ella Jones
Pugsley Addams—Adam Wallace
Fester Addams—Casey Brantley
Alice Beineke—Dawn Burroughs
Lucas Beineke—Braxton Bell
Mal Beineke—JJ Gibson
Morticia U/S, Ancestor—Lauren Milam
Wednesday U/S, Ancestor—Bailey Bryant
Pugsley U/S, Ancestor—Reese McWhorter
Fester U/S, Soldier Ancestor—Jaxon Gard
Alice U/S, Ancestor—Amelia Bowen
Lucas U/S, Cave Man Ancestor—Jake Dukes
Grandma U/S, Ancestor—Brittany Gatlin-Lloyd
Swing, Alice, Grandma—Laura King
Flapper/Saloon Girl—Katarina Johnson
Flight Attendant—Lily Ward
Dance Ancestor—McKinley Wright
Dance Ancestor—Aubrie Pardue
Kelly Bryant, Becca Cawthorn, Kate Cox,
Morgan Martin, Jillian Sandelin, Lainey Kate Tolbert, Austin Yates
Friday, July 29 at 7pm
Saturday, July 30 at 7pm
Tickets will be on sale starting June 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at the SKyPAC box office in person, by calling 270-904-1880, or by going to the website homepage.
Past BG OnStage Productions:
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 email@example.com .
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.