Adult Classes

Northern Stage now offers classes for adults.

Osher at Dartmouth: Backstage with Northern Stage

Times: Mondays 2-4 PM; plus invitations extended to rehearsals and special insider events as scheduled
Dates: Monday, October 23, 2017-Monday, November 13, 2017
Location: Northern Stage Arts & Administrative Building, 76 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

Class description: Do you love musicals? Or have you ever wondered what goes into producing professional theater? Northern Stage Leadership Team members along with special guests and artists invite you to experience first-hand the journey from play selection to full production with our 2017 family friendly musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This series features invitations to Insider Events, demonstrations by cast members, a tour of Northern Stage’s facilities, and conversations with our production team all leading to a deep understanding of all it takes to bring this joy-filled musical extravaganza to life.

Learn more about Osher and register deadlines and details by clicking here!

The Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at Dartmouth (Osher@Dartmouth) was established by the College as the Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD) in November 1990 by 38 members of the Upper Valley intrigued with the “idea of continued learning.” The founders relished the challenge of their own self-administered and peer-taught discussion programs. By 2010, the 20th anniversary of Osher@Dartmouth, over 25,700 people have participated in the institutes programs.

The program is open to everyone, though Osher@Dartmouth does charge an annual membership fee. There are no enrollment criteria or educational prerequisites. Members may enroll in any the Osher@Dartmouth course they wish, and will receive first notice of upcoming lectures and events. Membership will often qualify you for a special discounted price on many of our special trips and workshops.

The Learning Lab: Behind the Scenes at Northern Stage

Monday, April 2, 2018  2:00 – 4:00 pm
Lemal Community Room in the Production & Administration Building
76 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

Class description: Have you ever wondered what goes into producing professional theater? Join Northern Stage Leadership Team member Amanda Rafuse plus special guests to experience first-hand the journey from choosing the play in the season selection process, developing a vision and design for the production, the casting and rehearsal process, and exactly what it takes to bring such a delightful and complex production as Northern Stage’s spring play, Noises Off! to life.

Details and registration are handled directly through The Learning Lab by visiting this link: Behind the Scenes at Northern Stage

Communications, Inc.

Success in business means finding comfort in uncomfortable situations and building a highly effective team. We can customize a program to help employees or individuals work on public speaking, presentation skills, team building, and more using acting and theater techniques. Interested in a day with your co-workers or employees?

Contact Amanda Rafuse at to schedule a workshop tailored to your needs.