Mainstage Company

In October 2020, NWCT created Mainstage Company as a way to engage youth artists and the community during the pandemic. Throughout the school year, these talented thespians created more than 15 digital productions, including online cabarets, 24-hour playwriting festivals, one-act festivals, and improv shows. These digital performances are FREE to watch any time!

The Best Part of Breaking Up: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, June 15 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Break up with the school year and head into summer with the final Online Cabaret of the season! Join the youth performers of Mainstage Company for an evening of songs about breakups. Featuring special guest Judy Kafoury (NWCT’s Founding Executive Director!), Roger Monroe’s “Pre-Show Mint Questions,” and the Bylines as host.

Let’s Go to the Movies: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, May 25 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Take a trip to the movies with NWCT’s Mainstage Company! Join us for an evening of songs from the performers’ favorite movie musicals. Featuring special guests Talon Bigelow & Perry Winkle, Roger Monroe’s “Pre-Show Mint Questions,” and the Bylines as host.

Spring Forward: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Spring Forward with NWCT’s Mainstage Company through an evening of music celebrating everything that’s wonderful about springtime — rainbows, bike rides, flying kites, and more! John Ellingson joins for a song, Roger Monroe shares his “Pre-Show Mint Questions”, and The Bylines (Marianna Thielen & Reece Marshburn) are back as hosts!

Girl Power: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, March 30 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

On Tuesday, March 30 at 7pm, join NWCT’s Mainstage Company for an evening of songs by female composers and songwriters! Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ll be highlighting these amazing songsmiths on social media. The show features a performance by Dustin Brown and “Pre-Show Mint Questions” by Roger Monroe. Guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn) will host “Girl Power” LIVE on YouTube.

All You Need Is Love: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

On Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm, join NWCT’s Mainstage Company for an evening of songs about love! Guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn) host this cabaret proving “All You Need is Love” LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube. Company Stage Manager Roger Monroe joins the fun with “Pre-Show Mint Questions!”

New Beginnings: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

New year, New Beginnings! On Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm, join NWCT’s Mainstage Company for an evening of songs about experiencing a fresh start. Guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn) host this show full of hope, perseverance, and discovering your true self LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube. Featuring a song by NWCT’s Education Associate and Teaching Artist Makaela Terance and “Pre-Show Mint Questions” by Company Stage Manager Roger Monroe. 

Snow Day Cabaret

Tuesday, December 22 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Grab a blanket and your mug of hot chocolate — it’s time for a “Snow Day Cabaret!” On Tuesday, December 22 at 7pm, join NWCT’s Mainstage Company for an evening of songs about elves, snowmen, cozying up by the fire, and more! Guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn) host this show full of winter cheer LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube. Featuring a song by Erik Montague and “Pre-Show Mint Questions” by Roger Monroe.

Dream Roles: An Online Cabaret

Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Join us LIVE on YouTube for Dream Roles, an online cabaret show featuring NWCT’s Mainstage Company. These talented youth performers will each share a song that reminds us to reach for our dreams! This free performance is hosted by guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn), award-winning composers of the music for The Starlings shows, with special guest Little One (played by John Ellingson) from The Starlings.

Coming Together: An Online Cabaret

Saturday, October 24 at 7pm

LIVE on NWCT’s YouTube

Join us for our first-ever NWCT Online Cabaret, where select youth performers share songs about community, family, and coming together. Chosen by the singers, each song provides a valuable reminder that we are not alone. Guest artists The Bylines (Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn), who fans will remember as the award-winning composers of the original music for The Starlings, will host this free event full of NWCT stars on YouTube Live. 

Holding on to Hope: An Original Student-Led Showcase!

Premiered Sunday, June 13 at 2pm

NWCT’s Website and YouTube

Watch the show here!

Holding on to Hope is an art showcase created by NWCT’s Mainstage Company to address mental health during the pandemic. Through the creation of original short stories, visual art, and dance, NWCT’s youth performers express the range of emotions we have all been working through over the past year. We’re all in this together, and in community we will find support and solace.

BEAT’s Short Form Showcase

Saturday, June 5 at 4pm

Recorded LIVE on Zoom, posted to NWCT’s Facebook

Laugh-out-loud with NWCT’s Improv Team as they show off their short-form improv skills, creating scenes and situations…

Posted by Northwest Children’s Theater and School on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Laugh-out-loud with NWCT’s Improv Team as they show off their short-form improv skills, creating scenes and situations from scratch using audience suggestions!

One Act Festival (#2!)

Saturday, May 22 at 6pm

LIVE on NWCT’s Facebook

Watch the show here!

NWCT’s Mainstage Company presents a brand new One Act Festival — and this time, all of the plays are written, directed, and performed by our youth artists! Hosted by guest artist Ajai Tripathi.

24-Hour Play Festival (#2!)

Saturday, February 6 at 6pm

LIVE on NWCT’s Facebook

Watch the show here!

NWCT’s Mainstage Company presents their second online 24-Hour Play Festival! At 6pm on Friday, February 5, the countdown began. From that point on the intrepid writers, directors, and performers had just 24 hours to create and rehearse their original production. Ready or not, all plays were performed at 6pm on Saturday, February 6. Watch the show on NWCT’s Facebook page!

BEAT’s BIG Digital Debut: An Improv Comedy Show

Saturday, December 12 at 7:15pm

LIVE on NWCT’s Facebook

NWCT’s Improv Troupe’s first ever performance!

One Act Festival

Friday, December 11 at 6pm

LIVE on NWCT’s Facebook

Watch the show here!

Celebrate the on- and off-stage talent of NWCT youth artists with plays written, performed, and directed by Mainstage Company members in our inaugural One Act Festival! Catch the performance hosted LIVE by Leigh Mallonee and the 5 directors on Friday, December 11 at 6pm.

24-hour Play Festival: Halloween Edition

Saturday, October 31 at 6pm

LIVE on NWCT’s Facebook

24-hour Play Festival: Halloween Edition!

At 6pm on October 30 the countdown began. From that point on, the intrepid writers, directors, and performers had just 24 hours to write, rehearse, and produce their original production.

Posted by Northwest Children’s Theater and School on Saturday, October 31, 2020

At 6pm on October 30 the countdown began. From that point on, the intrepid writers, directors, and performers had just 24 hours to write, rehearse, and produce their original production.

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