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Please Consider Donating this Giving Tuesday!

Posted on: November 28th, 2022

Mainstage loves sharing the magic with the young people of South Jersey. That magic invigorates our staff as they teach, mentor, and nurture young artists to create and express themselves. This Giving Tuesday, Mainstage’s goal is to raise $10,000 to support Summer Stage, our Studio Classes, our Harmony Show Choir, and much more! We can […]  >> Read more ...

Beatlemania Again returns to the Dennis Flyer Theater.

Posted on: October 31st, 2022

Join us on Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 pm for Beatlemania Again! BEATLEMANIA AGAIN takes audiences on a musical journey back in time, featuring over 30 of The Beatles’ greatest hits performed live on stage. In addition, the show features three fantastic costume changes throughout the performance as well. To add to the authenticity, BEATLEMANIA AGAIN uses the same […]  >> Read more ...

Celebrate a Fall Tradition at the 29th Annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival

Posted on: October 7th, 2022

Blackwood New Jersey comes alive on Sunday October 9th with entertainers, vendors, shoppers and families who converge on the area for the Blackwood Pumpkin Festival. This tradition began in 1992; and this year marks its 29th year. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors have attended. The festival, presented by Mainstage Center for the […]  >> Read more ...

Studio Classes Are Back!

Posted on: September 8th, 2022

The Studio at Mainstage is so exciting to begin classes the week of Monday, September 12th. This year the studio will open its doors to over one hundred students who are interested in taking classes in musical theater, improvisation, acting, and private voice and guitar lessons! Students who participate in classes will also be able […]  >> Read more ...

Welcome, Erica Harr!

Posted on: August 15th, 2022

Please join Mainstage in welcoming Erica Harr as our Associate Producing Artistic Director! Erica holds her BA in Musical Theater from WV Wesleyan and her MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. A former Miss New Jersey in 2004, she has performed in off-Broadway shows and around the world as an entertainer on […]  >> Read more ...

Welcome, Sarah Gafgen!

Posted on: August 4th, 2022

Mainstage Center for the Arts is incredibly excited to introduce our new Managing Director Sarah Gafgen! Sarah graduated from Dickinson College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, (Acting/Directing) and a B.A. in Psychology. Most recently, Sarah received her MBA from Angelo State University in 2021. When not onstage, Sarah can be found working behind the […]  >> Read more ...

Enter the Magical World of Dr. Seuss in Mainstage’s Seussical, Jr.

Posted on: July 12th, 2022

Seussical, Jr. the musical extravaganza, leaps from the pages of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books onto the Dennis Flyer Theater stage July 14-15. Gloucester Township, NJ — Seussical, Jr. the fantastical, magical musical extravaganza, leaps from the pages of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books onto the Dennis Flyer Theatre’s stage in Mainstage Center for the Arts’ upcoming […]  >> Read more ...

An Important Announcement from Our Executive Director, Joe Bretschneider

Posted on: April 25th, 2022

After 34 years, this summer I will be stepping down from the Executive Director position at Mainstage Center for the Arts. I will be continuing part time as Development Director working in the background but stepping away from the daily operations of Mainstage. Much time and heart has gone into this decision. I love Mainstage. […]  >> Read more ...

Performing art education classes in South Jersey? You are at the right place!

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Do you think your kid has an interest in performing arts? Do you think your son or daughter can do well in this field? If that’s the case, even if your child has a busy academic schedule, enroll them in performing arts without any hesitation. The education of performing arts will undoubtedly play a significant […]  >> Read more ...

3 Major Benefits of Taking Singing Lessons

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

Are you passionate about singing? Want to build a better connection with the audience? Want to feel more confident while performing? Or, perhaps your child is very inclined towards music and you’re planning to enroll him or her in singing lessons. Well, whatever be the reason, voice lessons can prove to be just perfect. Whether […]  >> Read more ...