WPPAC MainStage Productions are the professionally “self-produced” productions of WPPAC featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes. Examples of recent MainStage productions (many of them NY Regional Premieres) include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, Heathers, Disney’s Tarzan & The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, August: Osage County, The Color Purple, Lend Me A Tenor and Cats.
Upcoming Mainstage Productions:
The WPPAC Conservatory Theatre is the region’s premiere theatre training organization that empowers young performers to unleash their imaginations and access their own artistic expression and aesthetic development. Examples of recent Conservatory productions include: Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Carrie, Rent, Avenue Q, …Spelling Bee, The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, The Rocky Horror Show, A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer, and Aida.
Upcoming Conservatory Productions:
STAGE 2 bridges the gap between the WPPAC Conservatory and the MainStage giving college, graduate school and community performers the opportunity to work in a regional theatre setting under the guidance of professional artists. Examples of recent Stage 2 productions include: West Side Story, In the Heights, Chess and Parade.
Upcoming Stage 2 Productions:
In addition to critically-acclaimed, self-produced theatre and a strong educational initiative, WPPAC also seeks out and engages a variety of talented performers, bands, comedians, children’s theatre, dancers and self-contained acts that have also appeared elsewhere around the county. Examples of recent “special” events include: Linda Eder, The Maccabeats, Bubble Trouble, Robert Klein, Gilbert Gottfried, The Amazing Max, Jim Brickman, Mooseltoe, Well-Strung, My Life On a Diet (starring Renee Taylor), The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told! and tons of other world-class entertainment.
Upcoming Special Events:
Guest Productions include rentals, co-productions and partnerships with community-based organizations and programs. Examples of recent guest productions include: Once Upon A Pastime, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, Los Boricuas of Comedy, Jibaro Soy, Capicu!, Brazil Meets Jazz and A Tribute to Miles Davis (part of White Plains JazzFest), Shakespeare in the Park (Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It) and several co-productions with Harrison Summer Theatre and the New Musical Theatre Series (Dogfight, Spring Awakening, Disney’s On The Record, Legally Blonde, Songs for a New World and Rent).