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Stagecrafters Youth Theatre is a dramatic arts program which seeks to help each student realize a positive self-image through the practice and technique of theatre. The program seeks to provide a family atmosphere, fostering growth and confidence within each individual, through their philosophy of process over product. Stagecrafters prides itself on nurturing students' independence while maintaining the importance of teamwork. From afterschool and Saturday classes to Private Coaching for Acting and Voice, Stagecrafters offers a wide variety of classes and activities for students of all ages from preschool on up. We stage eight mainstage productions each year!

Featured Courses

  • Private Voice, Drums and/or Piano Coaching

    Want to work on your vocal range or learn to play the piano or drums? Private weekly 30- minute lessons are available with our talented and professional team members to help you expand your craft. You can work on material of your choice, making weekly lessons a great way to prepare for an upcoming audition. There is a detailed cancellation policy, please inquire about it prior to registering. Lessons are by advanced appointment only and must be paid for at the time of booking. Please note that private lessons are not considered a Stagecrafters class. Once you register for a day, the coach will reach out to participants on a first come first serve basis to select a time. Please understand that you may not receive your first choice of time but we will do our best to accommodate all schedules. Attendance Policy: Lessons missed due to student illness or any other circumstance are still considered billable. Lessons canceled due to school closing, graded school events only (i.e. – band/choir concerts – if advanced notice is given) or a Stagecrafters approved event are excused and you will not be billed for the lesson. Please be aware that a written note or courtesy call to cancel a lesson does not mark that lesson as “excused” and our coaching staff is not required to follow-up with each student regarding absences. LIST OF COACHES BELOW: Claire Connelly, Vocals - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Claire is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and she recently received her masters degree in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Claire has performed in numerous operas, operettas and musical theater around the country and she continues to perform in the Cleveland area. She has been a loyal Stagecrafters team member for 15 years and brings priceless experience to our team. Jacob Bremkamp, Vocals - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Jacob Bremkamp is a conservatory trained Musical Director, Vocal Coach and Private Accompanist with almost two decades of professional experience. He earned his BFA in Theater Arts with a focus in musical theater performance. He specializes in the SAVI Technique for Singers, which is a relatively new approach that combines classical vocal training with practical acting skills to produce well-rounded and confident singing actors. He received a M.M. from Cleveland State University where he also works as the assistant to the head of the composition department in the School of Music. He has had the privilege of accompanying for Tony Award- winning actors such as Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, and Broadway Director Michael Greif, and has played for numerous theater companies across the East Coast, including Philadelphia, NYC, Washington DC, and Northeast Ohio. Maria DiDonato, Vocals and Piano - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Maria has her Masters in vocal performance and bachelors degree in music education with a minor in theatre. Maria is currently a Music Theory professor at Cuyahoga Community College at the Western Campus and is the music director for Cleveland State University. Maria not only enjoys teaching vocal techniques to all ages; she also enjoys performing. Maria is a gem to our team. Ann Marie Falcone, Vocals and Piano - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Ann Marie is a composer, soprano, clarinetist and music teacher who is grateful for the lessons she received throughout her life. She has been teaching since 1994, and her students have accomplished great thing, including: being accepted to the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Music School Settlement Orchestra. Her students participate in studio recitals and OMEA contests, and two have even won a Cleveland Heights High School senior solo in their concerto competition. Her voice students have joined the Singing Angels of Cleveland and performed in musicals at Heights Youth Theater, Beachwood Theater, the Beck Center, Hathaway Brown’s Summer Theatre Institute as well as their school productions and of course Stagecrafters productions. Justin Hart, Drums - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson Justin is a Cleveland-based professional drummer and percussionist with over twenty-five years of musical experience. He has enjoyed working as a freelance drummer for theater, recordings and live performances for the past decade around Ohio and neighboring states. He is always excited to help students follow their beat through music. Claudia Cromley - Voice - $40 per 30 Minute Lesson As an artistic professional and recent college graduate, Claudia Cromley is always looking for the next opportunity to translate herself into her art in many types of mediums. Some of her experiences include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at CSU Department of Theatre and Dance as Mrs. Lovett, She Loves Me at CSU Department of Theatre and Dance as Amalia Balash, and Blithe Spirit at CSU Department of Theatre and Dance as Elvira. She was also the music director and assistant director for The Moors at CSU Department of Theatre and Dance. Claudia was contracted at Cedar Point as an improv artist and main cast member for Snake River Expedition where she interacted with children and improved with her other castmates to bring a true and unique experience for each audience she encountered. She has trained at Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance with acting/movement/voice and speech training done by Holly Holsinger, singing/classical training done by Maria DiDonato, and psycho-physical training done by Toby Vera Bercovici.
  • Stagecrafters Recital Winter 2023

    Enroll to perform in the Winter 2023 recital on Monday, Dec. 18. Times are 6pm or 7:30pm. Your time will be determined in November.