UPSTAGE PLAYERS  ~  We Work for the Kids!  ~  (216) 862-8892  ~  ~  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.

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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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 

Photography: Anthony Gray at       Website: Kristi Ward at

...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