Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.
Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.
‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage
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Groups & Parties
Whether a group of friends or family, a birthday, a social occasion or a fundraiser–a trip to Imagination Stage is guaranteed to delight everyone!
Imagination Stage makes bringing a group easy and fun!
- Split Payment–Hold a seat block with a deposit and pay the balance when you have your final headcount.
- Group Reservation Code–Pick a performance and we’ll give your group members a discount code to purchase their own seats at their leisure.
- Backstage Tours–Add-on a tour after most 4 p.m. performances. Tours cover our costume shop, scene shop, lighting and sound booth, and more!
- Grab a bite–Groups can eat at our on-site Just Imagine Cafe, check out Hard Times Café right across the street, or try one of the numerous ‘Woodmont Triangle’ restaurants in easy walking distance of our theatre!
- Don’t forget about Meet-the-Actors in our lobby after every 1:30 and 4:00 weekend show, and fun and creative souvenirs in our Gift Shop!
Prices for our Lerner Family Theatre
|Groups of 10-49||20% off|
|Groups of 50-99||30% off|
|Groups of 100+||40% off|
|Buy-Out (372 seats)||$4,500 (includes rental of our gallery space)|
|Imagination Stage is working hard to keep your ticket price low. We have kept our facility fee at 7% of your total order for online or phone sales. (*Please note that orders of 10+ are not available online.)|
Workshops and Shows for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
In these events scouts watch a include a theatre performance in our Lerner Family Theatre and then participate in a corresponding followed by a 90-minute workshop. Each participating scout walks out with an earned patch (Girl Scouts) or belt loop and academic pin (Cub Scouts).
Dramatically increase your fundraising by purchasing a block of tickets (or the whole theatre!) for a weekend day or evening show as a fundraiser for your organization. We provide a volume discount (cost as low as $9 per ticket) and you sell the tickets at a premium to your event attendees. It is both wonderful family fun and highly successful.
Are you a Group that just wants tickets?
Contact the box office | 301-280-1660, daily 10 am- 5 pm | email@example.com
Questions about Group Options, Scouts or Fundraisers?
Contact our Group Sales office | 301-280-1664 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Man Group has performed on 5 continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic. Blue Man Group is also preparing to launch a grand tour of Australia that will begin in August 2013 in Sydney.
Beyond the shows, Blue Man Group has become a mainstay in the popular culture zeitgeist, making live theatrical and musical appearances around the world, partnering with brands like Intel, M&M’s, TIM-Brasil and Mastercard to create memorable advertising and co-branding campaigns and launching a wave of innovative digital content. Over the years, Blue Man Group has made countless television appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” the Primetime Emmy Awards, “Ellen,” Schaag-den-Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), “Cupcake Wars,” Celebrity Apprentice and “America’s Got Talent.”
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Are you planning an event for your class, scout troop or your chimney sweeper collective? Looking for a high-energy entertainment field trip that is guaranteed to make jaws drop for kids, students and adults alike (no, seriously)? Blue Man Group is great for all ages from elementary school to college.
Pump up the volume on your next School Group Field Trip outing in Boston. Blue Man Group’s unique style is a great way to inspire, energize, motivate and entertain. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for all grades, all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, guaranteed to be an outing that your School group will never forget, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
School and youth groups get a discounted rate on tickets depending on what day and time you go. They also have the option to add on a private meet-and-greet with the cast and crew of Blue Man Group.
Group must be minimum of 15
BLUE MAN GROUP Scout Badges NOW Available
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The Paper Bag Players
The Paper Bag Players is a non-profit theater company of adults who create and perform original, contemporary, musical theater for children ages 3 through 8.
Their shows, based on a child’s everyday experiences, combine short plays, rousing songs, freewheeling dances, audience participation, mime, and painting and drawing on stage. Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown craft paper brightened with splashes of poster paint and crayon transform into their sets, props and costumes.
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Be a Paper Bag Player For a Day!
“The Art and Fun of The Paper Bag Players”
The Paper Bag Players offer Workshops in “The Art and Fun of The Paper Bag Players” at your school or facility and at our Lower East Side Manhattan Studio, 185 East Broadway.
Designed for groups of 12-25 children from Schools, Youth Centers, and Camps, the 60-90 minute workshop is tailored to the specific age of the participants. The goal of each Workshop is to have each participant experience The Paper Bag Players approach to theater—essentially, all participants become Paper Bag Players!
The Workshop is designed around a child friendly theme, such as a Birthday Party, Parade, or a Snowy Day, with an added Paper Bag Players spin! Participants start with a plain piece of craft paper, and then use that paper in theatre games and in the creation of props and costumes–learning how to tell a story theatrically. Finally, they get to put all their work together and perform their own mini Paper Bag Player performance, complete with movement, music, scenery, and props.
The Workshop ensures that each child participates in the creation of a performance, as well as the final product, regardless of their theatrical background or knowledge. We hope that this Workshop teaches participants how to make theater out of what is all around them, with the help of their own ideas, creativity, and a little bit of paper (just like The Paper Bag Players do!).
The Workshops were created by Artistic Director, Ted Brackett, and are run by Workshop Leaders who have worked with The Paper Bag Players over the years.
The cost of a Workshop is dependent on the number of participants. For more details, or to book a date and time, call 212-353-2332, or 800-777-2247. Upon your reservation for the Workshop, we will send you a DVD of a recent Paper Bag Player show in order to show you our approach to theater and some examples of the type of shows we perform.
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A one-hour show for Grades K – 3
Tickets: $9.00 each (NYC $8.00)
One ticket free, for every 20 tickets purchased
What’s more exciting than a Birthday Party? And you’re invited!
Go exploring with Kevin on a jungle safari, help Kathy cure an extraordinary case of the hiccups in a most unusual way, and learn how to protect the Earth in a lyrical dance. Ted creates a picture so real it comes to life and in the thrilling finale you’ll help Kaitlin find her lost puppy. An hour of original theater that children will want to be a part of and will always remember!
Children see their sense of humor, poetry mischief, and imagination reflected on the stage. Stories about new and old friends, parents and grandparents, teachers and schoolwork engage the audience. Children participate by thinking and making decisions as well as singing and dancing along.
Every teacher attending HICCUP HELP will receive a Study Guide with ideas for discussions, photos, and craft projects. It will prepare your students for a great visit to the show and provide ideas to connect the visit to your curriculum. The Paper Bag Players shows support the New York State and National Standards for The Arts and English.
- Annapolis, MD 2
- Baltimore, MD 1
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- Bridgeport, CT 1
- Bronx, NY 4
- Brooklyn, NY (Downtown) 6
- Cape May, NJ 1
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- Hempstead, NY 4
- Lodi, NJ 2
- Manhattan, NY (Eastside) 9
- Manhattan, NY (Uptown) 4
- Morristown, NJ 1
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The company of five travels with one stage manager. The show lasts one hour with no intermission. Single or double performances can be performed each day.
The company provides study guides, photos, press release, and reviews. Transportation and per diem cost are additional. For information about making The Paper Bag Players part of your season
call Michael Oakes at (212) 353-2332 or email email@example.com
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The Galli Theater has been bringing the excitement and magic of fairytales to children for more than 25 years.
Each year, the Galli Theater produces 9-10 modern and innovative adaptations of fairy tales that entertain children and teach them valuable life lessons. The plays and productions are interactive allowing the entire audience to be a part of the creative experience.
Children can experience interactive fairytales at the Galli Theater on stage or from the audience… the choice is theirs! Get your tickets for an eye-opening and illuminating improv journey your child will treasure forever!
Galli Theater Summer Time Performances
Connecting Summer Camps to the Stage
Would you like to give your classes an interactive theater experience? At the Galli Theater we perform modern day adaptations of the fairytales. Each of our shows is between 45-50 minutes long. Filled with music and movement, we put together a show that is both entertaining as well as relevant. Fairytales are full of wisdom of old and teach children valuable lessons that are great to follow up on in the classroom.
Your class can visit us in our theater, or we can bring show to you in your school. We are quick, flexible, creative and mobile.
If you want an extra treat, book a workshop to accompany the performance. What better way for children to learn something than to do it themselves? Our experienced trainers will get your kids moving and performing their own version of the show!
Contact our office for pricing and dates of availability.
Whether in your classroom or at our theater, we will tailor the right program to fit your class’s educational and entertainment needs!
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The Center for the Performing Arts provides a context, through artistic connections, to the human experience. By bringing artists and audiences together we spark discovery of passion, inspiration, and inner truths. We are a motivator for creative thinking and examination of our relationship with the world.
Summer Camp & Scout Field Trips
A group of fifteen or more receives a discount of 20 percent off the regular ticket prices for all Center for the Performing Arts presentations.
Join us for a memorable theatre experience at great savings. We count groups among our most valued patrons. Let Sherren McKenzie, group sales coordinator, tell you about our exciting group sales advantages.
Call, e-mail, or stop in at the group discounts office in downtown State College for pricing information, seating availability, or to order group tickets.
Group Discounts at Penn State Tickets Downtown
Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
146 S. Allen Street
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Download an order form, complete it, and send it to the address above.