Closed for Mid-Winter Break: No classes from Saturday, February 16 to Friday, February 22

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Bye Bye Birdie

Swan Lake



Stapleton Ballet: No classes Sat. Feb. 16 to Fri. Feb. 22. Enjoy the break! ... See moreSee less

Good morning Bye Bye Birdie Cast!

Thank you for your patience as we put together the cast list. We are incredibly excited to start this show process and get everyone on their feet.

Please email us back confirming your acceptance of the role.

Our first cast meeting is at 7pm on Monday, February 11. Kids under 12 are excused at 8:30pm. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Sincerely,
Ashley Kimball
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Good morning Bye Bye Birdie Cast!

Thank you for your patience as we put together the cast list. We are incredibly excited to start this show process and get everyone on their feet.

Please email us back confirming your acceptance of the role.

Our first cast meeting is at 7pm on Monday, February 11. Kids under 12 are excused at 8:30pm. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Sincerely,
Ashley Kimball

 

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It’s going to be a wonderful show!!

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Don't miss this enchanting tale- Please be our Guest and get your tickets early! www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914552 ... See moreSee less

Dont miss this enchanting tale- Please be our Guest and get your tickets early!  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914552

 

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Lesli Bryan want to go

We will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4 for the holidays! Classes resume Sat. Jan 5 ... See moreSee less

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Last chance to see The NUTCRACKER-Sun Dec 2, 1:00 & 5:00 pm . Box office opens one hour prior. Meet and greet with Sugar Plum, Clara, and others after 1:00 matinees. See you there! ... See moreSee less

Last chance to see The NUTCRACKER-Sun Dec 2, 1:00 & 5:00 pm . Box office opens one hour prior. Meet and greet with Sugar Plum, Clara, and others after 1:00 matinees. See you there!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Beautiful!!!

Awesome.

3 months ago

Stapleton School of Performing Arts

Nutcracker dancers entertained residents of Alma Via in San Rafael today! A joyful morning for all, especially Virginia's dad who will celebrate his 99th birthday on Thursday! ... See moreSee less

Nutcracker dancers entertained residents of Alma Via in San Rafael today! A joyful morning for all, especially Virginias dad who will celebrate his 99th birthday on Thursday!

 

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They are still talking about this around Alma Via. It made so many people so very happy. Thank You!

Happy Thanksgiving Love Vik

What a wonderful thing to do!

❤️ Stapleton!

Beautiful friends!

Just lovely

I heard it was a full house today. Thanks for bringing the performance to them!

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Today's the day! Tickets on sale for the Nutcracker. Purchase early for best seats. tickets.marincenter.org/ ... See moreSee less

Todays the day! Tickets on sale for the Nutcracker. Purchase early for best seats. https://tickets.marincenter.org/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Nice Chad Yarish

Stapleton's Nutcracker entry in the San Anselmo Community Parade- a fun day for everyone in town! ... See moreSee less

Stapletons Nutcracker entry in the San Anselmo Community Parade- a fun day for everyone in town!

 

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Wonderful photo!

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Presenting...the 2018 Cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical! Mark your calendars, Dec. 13-16 at The Playhouse, San Anselmo! ... See moreSee less

Presenting...the 2018 Cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical! Mark your calendars, Dec. 13-16 at The Playhouse, San Anselmo!Image attachmentImage attachment

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ADVANCED COMPANY CASTING ANNOUNCED! ... See moreSee less

ADVANCED COMPANY CASTING ANNOUNCED!Image attachment

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LOWER LEVELS & JUNIOR COMPANY 2, 3, 4, 5 CASTING ANNOUNCED! ... See moreSee less

What a wealth of talent! Four hours of auditioning to cast these roles! Congratulations to our Claras: Sophia Pillitteri and Samantha Parr, with Cally Hafner as Understudy

Congratulations to our Sugar Plum Fairies (triple-cast): Cassidy Bruner, Alabama Jepson, Kaitlin McGrath

Congratulations to our Rose Queens (triple-cast): Kathleen Gao, Katherine Gutierrez, Emily Sweet
Snow Trios to be announced next week.
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Are we short party scene parents yet?? Kaiya Holtzman

Congratulations!

History of the Stapleton Nutcracker: Virginia Stapleton created her first Nutcracker way back in 1989, when she first opened her school. Virginia refers to it as a "primitive version" of the ballet; and it was presented in the Drake High School Little Theatre. Much like the Stapleton School, the annual production of The Nutcracker has grown incredibly! From Drake's Little Theatre the production moved to the College of Marin, where it was performed for two years. Back then, Virginia collaborated with David McNaughton to create her own version of the classic ballet. Her son R-T helped build sets, and her best friend Karen Barar sewed costumes. In 1997 and 1998, the show was presented at Angelico Hall, on the campus of Dominican University. In 1999, Virginia took the leap to the "big time", moving the annual production to the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. In 2000, she reworked all the original choreography, putting her own version together, and it has evolved with input from collaborators such as faculty member Shelley Scott. The show is wholly Virginia Stapleton's artistic vision: from the sets, to the costumes, to the props; Virginia has her eye on every last detail.

The Stapleton Ballet's Nutcracker distinguishes itself from many others in the Bay Area in several ways. First and foremost, it is an inclusive production. Any Stapleton dance student, age 6 or older, that wishes to perform, is cast in a role. This insures that all students may have the incredible experience of being part of a professional production. Through their participation, these students learn dedication, commitment, discipline and teamwork. Parents of performers serve on committees that support the production: they do jobs as varied as fitting and altering costumes to applying makeup and dressing and working backstage as stagehands. It is a true community effort. In addition, Virginia prides herself on creating a vibrant production, a Nutcracker that is exciting and engaging for children and adults of all ages.
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