Access the Arts

Unique within the St. Louis region, STAGES' Access the Arts programs consist of classes, workshops and performance opportunities that enable area youth with physical, cognitive or developmental delays to fully participate in the musical theatre arts.

Dedicated to developing participants' skills in acting, singing, dance (and thereby the related areas of communication skills, speech and gross motor development) Access the Arts programs feature traditional musical theatre courses adapted to meet the needs of all participants. 

Taught by professionally trained teaching artists and special educators, Access the Arts includes year-round once-a-week classes, multi-week summer workshops as well as the performing ensemble Troupe Broadway.

In addition to these specialized programs, STAGES also welcomes all students to participate in any Academy class or workshop in an inclusive environment.

For more information on specialized and inclusive class opportunities,
please call the Academy at 636.449.3941

Troupe Broadway

Troupe Broadway is a performing ensemble comprised of area teens and young adults with physical cognitive or developmental delays.

Created in the Fall of 2006, this unique program provides on-stage performance experience to students who have not traditionally been provided this special opportunity through their school or other community outlets.

Annually this inspiring troupe of dedicated performers develops and rehearses a revue of classic musical theatre material which is performed throughout the St. Louis area and beyond. 

Past Performances

  • Knights of Columbus - Incarnate Word Parish - St. Louis
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Day at Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • DSA Family Conference
  • REC Council Annual Meeting & Recognition Ceremony
  • The Lodge in Des Peres
  • Missouri Governor's Council on Disabilities Youth Conference - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Mary Ryder Home - St. Louis
  • Special Olympics of Missouri State Basketball Kick-off - St. Charles West High School
  • St. Louis ARC Annual Variety Show - University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Park Place Senior Living - O'Fallon
  • Family Support Services - O'Fallon

Check back for updates on newly scheduled performances!
If you think an inspiring 10-20 minute performance from Troupe Broadway would be a perfect fit for your community event, recognition/fundraising dinner or church function, please let us know! We'd love to hear from you! 

Contact the STAGES Academy at 636.449.5775.

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