UPSTAGE PLAYERS  ~  We Work for the Kids!  ~  (216) 862-8892  ~  ~  VENUE ADDRESS  17109 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110

Live Broadway Children's Musical Productions

Go behind the scenes at UpStage Players and you'll find a truly dedicated, all-volunteer staff!

Bernadette Walsh started UpStage 21 years ago because she could not find a quality, affordable theatre program for her daughters. She is a former professional volunteer director for the Salvation Army where she oversaw the Coats for Kids program. She is a former Euclid council member. She manages the volunteers and non-profit capabilities of UpStage.

Carrie Walsh-Hilf, Artistic Director, earned a theatre major degree from Cleveland State University and is a teacher for Euclid City Schools.

Kris Walsh, Choreographer and Marketing Director, earned a graphic arts degree from Cleveland State University.

Bud Hilf, Tech Crew, has extensive experience in community theatre.

Edwin Pouvincial Smith, Choreographer Assistant and Communications Director, performed at the well-known Near West Theatre,

Chantelle Jones, Sound/Lighting, is working toward a sign language degree.

Annie Hermann is our Seamstress and parent of actors.

Randy Davis, Treasurer, parent of actors, teaches at Solon City Schools.

UpStage Staff 

Angela Bloom, Kris Walsh, Bernadette Walsh, Kris Walsh-Hilf, Bud Walsh and Stephanie DeNardo.

Chantelle Jones, Bud Hilf and Julie Rollins: Masters of sound and lighting!

Annie Hermann creating skirts for the dance scene of West Side Story, 2012

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...thank you!

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

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