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

Live Broadway Children's Musical Productions



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


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


Bernadette Walsh, Executive Director/Producer, 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, Technical Director, has extensive experience in community theatre.


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


UpStage Staff 

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

...thank you!

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