Apr
3
Jun 16

Spring Classes

May
1
Jul 10

Register for Performing Arts Camp and Summer Classes

Register forPerforming Arts Camp and Summer Classes online and in person. We do not recommend calling in registrations on the first day, as we accept registrations on a first come-first serve basis and we might not be able to answer your call. Stay tuned for more information!

.

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Advanced Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written students in by our Advanced Playwriting Class. These plays have been written in Anthony Clarvoe's class over the course of the fall and winter sessions. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform a staged reading of student-written plays. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast!

This show takes place at The Flight Deck, located at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland -  FREE tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942001

May
31
Jun 16

Spring 2017 Class Showcases

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcases, featuring students' work from the past season. Showcases will take place from WED. MAY 31 through FRI. JUNE 16th (see individual calendar entries for more details)!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st:                                                                                              

7:00pm - ADVANCED PLAYWRITING - location: The Flight Deck

TUESDAY, JUNE 6th:                                                                                                              

7:00pm - TAP, SINGING, NEVER TOO LATE - location: Reidenbach Hall

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th:                                                                                              

7:00pm - PLAYWRITING - location: The Flight Deck

FRIDAY, JUNE 9th:                                                                                                         

3:00pm - JAZZ & BROADWAY HARMONY CHORUS, MUSICAL THEATRE - location: Veteran's Memorial Building

MONDAY, JUNE 12th:

11:00am - ACTING FOUNDATIONS - location: Basement

11:00am - VIEWPOINTS - location: Choir Room

11:15am - SINGING - location: Angel Room

3:00pm - BEGINNING PLAYBACK THEATRE - location: Basement

7:30pm - JAZZ AND BROADWAY, MUSICAL THEATRE-  location: Reidenbach Hall

TUESDAY, JUNE 13TH:

11:00am - JOY OF DANCE - location:  Basement

11:00am - SINGING - location: Angel Room

4:00pm - JAZZ AND BROADWAY HARMONY CHORUS - location: Grand Lake Gardens

4:00 - PLAYBACK THEATER - location: Basement

7:00 - STAGED READING "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" - location: Piedmont Center for the Arts

WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 14th:

11:00am - RADIO PLAYS - location: Basement                                                            

12:30pm - IMPROV - location: Angel Room                                                                  

4:30pm - SHAKESPEARE - location: Basement

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th:

11:00am - SINGING - location: Angel Room

2:00pm - STORYTELLING with MARY GAYE DUCEY - location: Angel Room

2:00pm - STORYTELLING with OLGA LOYA - location: New Oakland Room

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th:

10:15am - STORYTELLING with JEANNE HAYNES- location: Angel Room

Jun
1
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Jeff Byers and Kiran Rana

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Join us for the final event of the season as our Lunchtime Storytelling Series concludes at Stagebridge, located at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement (at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street).

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Spring End-of-Year Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate the end of our 2016-17 class session with our Stagebridge End-of-Year Luncheon on FRIDAY, JUNE 2 starting at 12 noon!

Mingle with fellow Stagebridgers, meet new ones, and enjoy a light and delicious lunch (including vegetarian and gluten-free options) catered by Oakland's Z Cafe & Bar, along with refreshments, entertainment and raffle prizes. See you there!

Tickets (available for lunch only, or lunch + 10 raffle tix -what a deal!) are now on sale at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942051

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Grandparent's Tales Story Concert

  • Books Inc. Alameda

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1:00 pm for a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners and Stagebridge storytellers! While you're there, do a little book shopping -  Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration. Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website. 

We are currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms. If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org, or mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

 

Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcases: Tap, Singing, Never Too Late

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring students from Singing, Tap, and Never Too Late. This class showcase highlights work done by students and instructors over the past year, and will take place on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at Reidenbach Hall, located at the First Congregational Church of Oakland (Stagebridge HQ), 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA.

Support Stagebridge students and creative aging - reserve your free tickets today!

Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by students in our Playwriting Class. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform staged readings of these student-written pieces from producer Anthony Clarvoe's class. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast!

This show takes place at the Flight Deck, located at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland - reserve your FREE ticket now!

Jun
9
3:00 pm15:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcases: Jazz & Broadway Harmony Chorus, Musical Theatre

  • Downtown Oakland Senior Center (Veteran's Memorial Building)

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring students' work from Jazz & Broadway Harmony Chorus and Musical Theatre! This showcase will highlight selections from the musical Les Misérables, and will take place on Friday, June 9th at 3:00pm at Veteran's Memorial Building (Downtown Oakland Senior Center) located at 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610. Admission is FREE!

Jun
12
11:00 am11:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Viewpoints

  • Stagebridge Choir Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring VIEWPOINTS students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Choir Room at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
12
11:15 am11:15

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Singing

  • Stagebridge Angel Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring SINGING students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Angel Room at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Joy of Dance

  • Stagebridge Basement

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring JOY OF DANCE students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Basement at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Singing

  • Stagebridge Angel Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring SINGING students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Angel Room at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
13
4:00 pm16:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Playback Theatre

  • Stagebridge Basement

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring PLAYBACK THEATRE students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Basement at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
13
4:00 pm16:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Jazz and Broadway

  • Grand Lake Gardens

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring JAZZ AND BROADWAY students' work from the past session. This free performance will take place at Grand Lake Gardens, located at 401 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.

Jun
14
11:00 am11:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Radio Plays

  • Stagebridge Basement

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring RADIO PLAYS students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Basement at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
14
12:30 pm12:30

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Improv

  • Stagebridge Angel Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring IMPROV students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Angel Room at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
14
4:30 pm16:30

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Shakespeare

  • Stagebridge Basement

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring SHAKESPEARE students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Basement at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Singing

  • Stagebridge Angel Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring SINGING students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place in the Angel Room at Stagebridge. Admission is FREE!

Jun
15
2:00 pm14:00

Spring 2017 Class Showcases: Storytelling

  • Stagebridge Angel and New Oakland Rooms

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring STORYTELLING students' work from the past session. These showcases are FREE, and will take place at Stagebridge in the following rooms:

-Mary Gaye Ducey's class: Angel Room

-Olga Loya's class: New Oakland Room

 

Jun
16
10:15 am10:15

Spring 2017 Class Showcase: Storytelling

  • Stagebridge Angel Room

Join Stagebridge for our Spring Class Showcase featuring STORYTELLING students' work from the past session. This showcase will take place at Stagebridge in the Angel Room, and admission is FREE!

Jun
20
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., JUNE 20th at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Jul
10
Jul 14

Performing Arts Camp


May
23
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., MAY 23rd at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Jan Goodman and Suz Shampanier

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Gerry Keenan and Ellen Kaufman

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

May
4
May 5

Donate to Stagebridge through EAST BAY GIVES!

All day on Thursday, May 4 from 12 midnight until 11:59pm, you can donate to help keep Stagebridge running as we kick off our Spring fundraising campaign with East Bay Gives 2017, which will help fund Stagebridge in bringing storytellers and performances to local classrooms and retirement facilities, as well as in holding classes, workshops, and more!

While we are thrilled to receive donations at ANY TIME OF THE DAY (from midnight to midnight!) on May 4, you can help us double our---and your---dollars by giving (or encouraging others to give) between 6:00-7:00 am, 11:00am-noon, and 9:00-10:00pm, when donations received are matched dollar for dollar (on a first-come, first-served basis)! You can contribute online, or we will have a station set up at Stagebridge so that you can donate in person.

For more information on how to donate:
https://www.eastbaygives.org/stagebridge
 

Apr
26
1:00 pm13:00

Jim "JJ" Jenkins Memorial Celebration

Please join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00pm in the Gallery at FCCO to remember Stagebridge's long-time office manager and friend, Jim Jenkins, who passed away in late March.

Stagebridge is hosting a remembrance for Jim, open to all in our community.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org, or if you would like to help with this informal gathering, please contact Liz Nichols at eliznich@gmail.com

Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., APRIL 25th at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Scott Ullman and Jon Florey

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

Apr
10
May 21

In need of Children's Book Donations!

We are still accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms! 

If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611, or please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on Saturday, June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Apr
3
5:00 pm17:00

Grandparent's Tales Submission Deadline

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. If you are a grandparent, educator, or know of a child between the ages of 6 -12 years old who would like to participate, we want to hear from you!

Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration. Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website. Submissions for our next Grandparent's Tales contest begin in March 2017 (rules and entry form here). If you are an educator who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org.

*** We are also currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms.***  If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Mar
21
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert - listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES., MARCH 21st at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in this next installment of our Stagebridge / SCWW monthly concerts −and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Mar
16
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Bill Zarchy and Eleanor Clement-Glass

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

Mar
13
Mar 24

Winter 2017 Showcases

*Wednesday, March 8th:

7:00pm: Advanced Playwriting at the Flight Deck. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE!

*Monday, March 13th:  2:40pm: Musical Theater in the Choir Room

*Monday, March 20th:

     11:00am: Acting Foundations in the Basement Room

     11:30am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Tuesday, March 21:  11:00am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Thursday, March 23:  11:00am: Singing in the Angel Room

*Friday, March 24:  10:30am: Acting with Shakespeare in the Basement Room

Note: we will add more showcases days and times as they are confirmed

Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Advanced Playwriting Showcase

  • The Flight Deck

Join Stagebridge for an evening of short plays and excerpts written by our Advanced Playwriting Class. These plays have been written in Anthony Clarvoe's class over the course of the fall and winter sessions. For our Playwriting Showcases, Stagebridge hires professional actors and directors to perform a staged reading of student-written plays. Enjoy the work of our playwrights brought to life by a talented cast! This free show takes place at the Flight Deck, at 1540 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

Reserve your free ticket here until 7:00am on the day of the show (tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis):

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2819935

Mar
2
Apr 3

Grandparent's Tales Contest - submissions begin!

Grandparent's Tales gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. If you are a grandparent, educator, or know of a child between the ages of 6 -12 years old who would like to participate, we want to hear from you!

Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration.

Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, read on television or a public Grandparent's Tales event, or published on our website!

Submissions for our next Grandparent's Tales contest will begin in March 2017 (see rules and entry form here). If you are an educator who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@stagebridge.org.

*** We are also currently accepting book donations for Grandparent's Tales participating classrooms.***  If you would like to donate children's books for ages 6-12, please mail or drop them off to us at Stagebridge, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94611.

Come to Books Inc. in Alameda on June 3 at 1pm and check out a public reading by Grandparent's Tales winners. Better yet, Books Inc. will donate a portion of purchases made that afternoon to Stagebridge - so come with your shopping list!

Mar
1
Apr 7

Register for Spring Classes

Register for Spring Classes online and in person Wed, March 1 through Fri, April 7. We do not recommend calling in registrations on the first day, as we accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis and we might not be able to answer your call.

Beginning March 1, you will be able to register online on our website and in person at 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA. Some classes do fill up very quickly, so we recommend registering early if you know there is a class you would like to take.

Spring classes begin Monday, April 3 and run through Friday, June 16. A full schedule will be available the week of Monday, February 27th. To find out more about a particular class, you are welcome to sit in during the last week of Winter classes, or to check out Winter Class Showcases March 8 - 24 (see https://www.stagebridge.org/new-events/2017/3/20/winter-2017-showcases for more info)!

Feb
23
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Linda Moore and Agnes Riedmann

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

 Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.

Feb
22
1:30 pm13:30

Feldenkrais Method Workshop with Mel Terry

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Learn the basics of the Feldenkrais Method, a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.

Mel Terry, PT and Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (and Stagebridge student!), presents an introduction to the Feldenkrais (Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration) Method. The 90 minutes will include background information about the method and it's developer Moshe Feldenkrais, a movement lesson on the floor and time for question and answers. Please wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring a mat if you have one.

This workshop is free and open to the public!

Feb
21
3:00 pm15:00

Storytelling Concert- listen from home through Senior Center Without Walls!

Join us on TUES. FEB. 21 at 3:00pm for a FREE one-hour STORYTELLING CONCERT from the comfort of your own home!

Through Senior Center Without Walls, members can call in to hear Stagebridge storytellers (under the guidance of Master Storyteller and Stagebridge instructor Mary Gay Ducey) weave their magic in the second of several monthly concerts − and SCWW membership is free!

For more info or to register, visit: http://www.seniorcenterwithoutwalls.org/

Feb
12
4:00 pm16:00

Lovelines: An Afternoon of Stories, Songs and Sweets

  • Piedmont Center for the Arts

Just in time for Valentine's Day, wrap yourself in the magical, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking nature of romance at Stagebridge's Love Lines: An Afternoon of Valentine Stories, Songs, and Sweets. Now in its fifth year, this popular event will return to the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 12th at 4:00pm. 

Stagebridge storytellers and singers will regale audiences with stories and classic songs of love− lost, found, and all things in between− accompanied on the piano by Bay Area favorite, Scrumbly Koldewyn. Performers include Ellen Kaufman, Jon Florey, Ellen Sprecher,  Betty Polston, Linda Pulliam, The Dreamers, Terry Alexander, Miyoko Sakatani, and more!

Bring your sweetheart, or maybe meet someone new at this afternoon of lively entertainment. The performance runs approximately 90 minutes and includes refreshments, sweets, and Valentine raffle prizes. 

CLICK HERE to purchase advance tickets online for $10. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10. Piedmont Center for the Arts is located at 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. 

Feb
9
12:00 pm12:00

Lunchtime Storytelling: Dana Sherry and Melissa Hobbs

  • First Congregational Church Oakland

Spend your lunch break with Stagebridge storytellers! Our fourth annual Lunchtime Storytelling Series takes place at Stagebridge at the First Congregational Church Oakland in the Basement, located at 2501 Harrison Street. Enter from Harrison Street.

Each free noontime hour-long event will feature two student storytellers with a variety of pieces-some funny, some poignant, and all of them heartfelt.