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Arts on Stage Ltd

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts, Culture & Humanities, Arts Education, Theater

Mission: The mission of Arts On Stage, Ltd. is to artistically, culturally and educationally enrich the minds of children through live, professional Theater productions. We hope to stimulate, encourage, educate, and promote interest in live Theater of all types to children of all ages. Our media includes theatrical plays, music, dance, drama and storytelling, all accompanied by quality study guides to further advance the educational aspects.

Target demographics: Students (public, private and homeschooled) in grades PK - 12

Geographic areas served: Maryland, D.C, and Southern Pennyslvania

Programs: Visit our website for a complete listing of our season www.ArtsOnStage.org and click on "Click Here for Printable Listing of Shows" tab.

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

ssthawley

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been taking my three year old class to your shows for many years and have found it a wonderful way to introduce live theater to them.We just saw The Wizard of Oz and found it to be one of your very best. Working with Leslie is always a pleasure and she runs a very excellant business. Thank you for all you do for the children to enrich them!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I teach pre-school in a Christian School. I have been taking my three year old class to Arts on Stage programs for over 15 years. It has always been a great experience for my class! The study guides help prepare my class and give me ideas to enrich the program. Everyone involved with the programs have been very helpful and profesional. I recomend arts on Stage to everyone.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a retired Elementary School Principal now helping to raise a grandson. My 5 year old grandson and I recently saw "The Wizard of Oz" production. It was quite an experience. Our seats were phenomenal and the acting was excellent. The scenery, the props used, the music and the story adaptation was phenomenal.

We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding group within our own area. I have now shared this with our PATH group ( Parents at Home) group and I am certain performances at nearby locations will be seen by even more preschoolers.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a homeschool mom, my daughter & I have attended shows for the past 3years. I love the incredible variety of the professional shows:
fables, favorite children's books, history, science, dances, even math!
My daughter loves seeing her favorite books or interests (like dancing)
come alive with the actors, their costumes and all around fun! It really enriches the learning with an exciting field trip. Sometimes we read before about the subject before the show; sometimes after. Either way,
the downloadable resource material on the website is excellent too.
For example, one of her favorites was the Step Afrika dancing troupe.
Besides their great dancing, they taught the audience how to do some steps and emphasize the importance of education and grades!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been taking my Kindergarten class to Arts on Stage performances for many years. All have been high quality. Leslie Fowler and all of the volunteers are always very professional and helpful. This is a wonderful resource to enhance the education of children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been taking our students to the show whenever the shows are age appropriate and have been thrilled with each production. The wide variety of topics, the performers , the fee and the venues are excellent. Highy recommend.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I took our granddaughters to Arts on Stage Ltd's performance of "Cinderella". We all loved it. The music, the actors, the costumes, the stage props were excellent. The staff was efficient and organized. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely bring our grandkids back for other shows. Good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arts on Stage is a wonderful organization. The people I worked with were so kind and understanding. They work with you, and you can tell they try hard to make your experience a pleasant one. I look forward to attending another event in May with my students!

Jennifer D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Arts on Stage! As home schoolers, it's easy and economical to buy just the number of tickets we need. The shows have always been fun, entertaining and educational.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arts on Stage LTD offers a large variety of shows for all ages and topics. The ticket prices have remained very economical through the years. Our teachers are always pleased with the content of the shows and the professionalism of the performances. We have tried other theater groups through the years but none of them can compare with the overall quality of Arts on Stage. Our parents also enjoy the shows they attend and bring very positive feedback.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in charge of taking our schools kindergarten class to Arts on Stage 2 years in a row. There is an extensive variety of shows; age appropriate and engaging. Our kids loved seeing theater; the music, the dancing, the scenary. Good communication with the directors. Good prices. Great show.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a teacher at a private school. Arts on Stage gives excellent productions. Employees are always friendly and professional. They are experts in their particular areas and are always willing to go beyond the call of duty to make sure that our school gets the information needed in a timely fashion to enjoy the production. Thank you Arts on Stage!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a teacher at a Baltimore city school. We are always short on funds, and so are our parents. But Arts On Stage has gone the extra mile to extend financial deadlines to accomodate us. We have never missed a show due to funding problems. Arts on Stage gives my students experiences that they otherwise would not have as a part of their background experience.

Client Served

Rating: 4

My fifth grade class usually attends an Arts on Stage show a year as a field trip. This fall's Dear America program did a wonderful job tying into the Social Studies curriculum and was both well crafted and performed. The staff is also very friendly and accommodating. We'll be back again!

Michele P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always a great show! My girls, 2 and 4 enjoy the shows...perfect length for this age and staff keep it well organized with all the different schools and kids attending.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I'm a homeschool mom who has taken my two daughters to several shows throughout the year. We've appreciated the diversity of programs offered. Maybe frequent attenders such as ourselves should be offered discounted tickets!?!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

have taken my specialed classes to see many of their productions-excellent and student oriented

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a pre-school teacher, and I have been attending excellent productions at ARTS ON STAGE for many years. The quality and variety of programs is outstanding. The children, teachers, and parent chaperones all love the shows; they are always entertaining, instructional, inspiring, and professional. We leave the theater excited, and we always spend the time on the school bus, talking about what we learned and what we liked best. After seeing Thunderbird Native American Dancers, our children return to school wanting us to put on our Native American CDs so they can try to perform the dances that they observed! The children and teachers are always inspired!

We are given a fieldtrip budget each year, and we always make sure that we attend several ARTS ON STAGE productions each year because we are selective and we want to make sure that our students are exposed to the best that is available. Even though we must hire a bus and drive for a total of an hour to attend a show, it is well worth the travel and admission. The value of the experience is always priceless.

I have always been impressed with the outstanding organization and hard work of the wonderful women behind ARTS ON STAGE. They do a phenomenal job, and much of the success can be attributed to them.

Colleagues who teach other grades at my school are also always thrilled with the productions that they attend at ARTS ON STAGE. I wish that I had suggestions, but I have always been completely satisfied, and all I can write is, "Keep up the fantastic work and keep the wonderful programs coming!"

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a homeschool mother of 2 children and we have enjoyed so many Arts on Stage productions over the past 5 years. I appreciate the variety of performances offered. My children have enjoyed seeing some of their favorite books come to life on stage, Aesop's fables with puppets, dances and music from other cultures, and Christmas favorites. Arts on Stage has enriched our homeschooling experience.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a teacher in an urban district who looks for enriching and engaging activities for my students to atten. Arts On Stage is a great organization that provides quality, educational entertainment for my students. I bring my students to at least 2 perfomances per year.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Kindergarten teacher in Annapolis. We planned a Lyle, Lyle Crocodile theme around the performance. The students loved it! It was comfortable and the greeters were very helpful.