Next Stage Performers: Oakland

Grades 5-8

Level up to the next stage! This class is for actors who are ready to tell more complex stories all while challenging themselves with dance and acting through song. Through the rehearsal process of a musical, Next Stage Performers offers the opportunity to advance your skills in a supportive, inclusive and ensemble focussed environment. Join us on Monday and Wednesdays to tell your story and "rock the boat" in Guys and Dolls! And join us Tuesdays and Thursdays to tell your story and let loose with Footloose!

Grades 5 - 8
Tuition: $715

Classes take place at:

The BACT Oakland Center
3903 Broadway Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94611

Tech rehearsals and performances take place at:

Bay Area Children's Theatre Osher Studio
2055 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704



Based on the legendary, multi-award-winning, musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway. Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950, and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.

Class Dates: August 26,2019 - October 30, 2019
*Additional Tech Rehearsals on Monday October 28th and Wednesday October 29th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Osher Studio

No Class Dates: September 2nd and October 14th

PERFORMANCES: October 30th at 7:00 PM - November 1st at 7:00 PM
Technical Rehearsals and Performances will take place in the Osher Theatre in Berkeley.



One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Class Dates: August 20, 2019-October 24, 2019
*Additional Tech Rehearsals on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Osher Studio

PERFORMANCES: October 25th at 7:00 PM and October 26th at 7:00 PM
Technical Rehearsals and Performances will take place in the Osher Theatre in Berkeley.


Registrations are processed in the order received. Registrations are accepted until the class is full, or until the class begins, whichever happens first.

You will receive an email confirmation after registering online. Closer to the start date of the class we will email further details confirming dates, times, and other information.

If you cancel your registration two weeks or more prior to the first day of class, you will be issued a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.

If you cancel your registration within two weeks of the first day of class, there will no refunds unless your spot can be filled by a student on the waiting list. If we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.

There are absolutely no refunds after the first day of class.

If BACT must cancel the class due to low enrollment you will receive a full refund.

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