November 2017: THANK YOU to CAC - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture- for awarding UpStage Players with a $5,000 grant for our 2018 production of Singin' in the Rain! We are truly thankful for this grant.

February 2017: Pleased to announce our Little Lending Library is built and ready to place at O. H. Perry.  Congratulations to our New Builders Club Officers!

January 2017: I had the honor to take three of our alumni to sing at the Kiwanis Governor's Dinner the other night. I cannot tell you how proud I was of them.  They sat through all the speeches and then performed.  Even though they listed Corbin Gray as Corbin Johnson that was the only flaw.  Izzy Johnson knocked their socks off and Luke Johnson and Corbin Gray were GREAT.  I am so proud of them. They are growing up way too fast.  I can't wait to see them perform in Euclid's Big Show this spring. What voices!!!!  We all should be proud. 

Bernadette F. Walsh, Executive Director


Kiwanis Club #2 (the downtown club) allocated $4, UpStage Players for the coming year. They also will be purchasing tickets for Builders Club members to attend a Playhouse Square Production - Thank you members and committee for believing in us. March 25th, 2017 will be Kiwanis Night at UpStage!!!! Be sure and thank a Kiwanian!

UpStage in "Staging Cleveland: a study of the Cleveland Theater Industry"

Proud to say we were listed in a rather large book called Staging Cleveland: a study of the Cleveland Theater Industry.  Our own Rebecca Young is on page 25, photo credit Tony Grey.  Please check the link for everything you wanted to know about theater in Cleveland.  Thank you for your service, we have come of age!

Welcoming our newest Board Member!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest Board Member John Calabrese.  John is an alumni of UpStage and performed on Opening Night last year to help welcome in our 22nd year.  We know that John will be an asset to our group and hopefully will generate interest in UpStage with alumni.  Thank you John for saying yes.
For our 23rd year we have selected Fiddler On The Roof, Jr., a timeless classic that shares family and perseverance in a struggling world.  Please mark your calendars for March 24, 25th and 26th, 2017 - we hope to see you in attendance.  

​Bernadette F. Walsh
Executive Director, UpStage Players​​

UpStage Alumni Corbin Gray, Luke Johnson and Izzy Johnson performed at the Kiwanis Governor's Dinner. They did an amazing job! They performed in Euclid High School's 2017 Big Show, Footloose.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors and Volunteers for Helping Us To Make Our 2018 Season A Reality.

We could not do it without your support!

Thank you to the residents of Westford for letting us visit them in February! The UpStagers had a great time!

UpStage Players News 2018

UpStage Players is sponsored by CAC (Cuyahoga Arts & Culture), Downtown Kiwanisand the Children's Guild

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Upstage Players is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.