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StageDoor Theatre

Conifer's StageDoor Theatre's mission is to provide locally produced, high quality performing arts programs and education in theatre arts, music and dance to the communities in the 285 corridor and to serve children and adults with dynamic instruction and productions.

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General
Official Name
Conifer's StageDoor Theatre, Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
StageDoor Theatre
Former Name(s)
(1997)Shadow Mountain Theatre
Acronym
CSDT
Date Established
1995
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1275007
Addresses
Headquarters Address
P.O. Box 71
Conifer, CO 80433
Colorado Location
25797 Conifer Road
Conifer, CO 80433
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 71
Conifer, CO 80433
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
303-838-0809
Web/Email
Email
information@stagedoortheatre.org
Website
www.stagedoortheatre.org
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Mission Statement

Conifer StageDoor Theatre's mission is to provide locally produced, high quality performing arts programs and education in theatre arts, music and dance to the communities in the 285 corridor and to serve children and adults with dynamic instruction and productions.

Organization History

Conifer's StageDoor Theatre in the preeminent nonprofit performing arts and theatre education organization in the 285 corridor celebrating its 30th year. Founded in 1990, StageDoor has evolved from a small performance company with one portable stage to an expansive, multifaceted community theatre providing performing arts education and award-winning productions.

From 1990-1994 StageDoor was know as The Shadow Mountain Theatre Company, changing its name to Conifer's StageDoor Theatre in 1995. From 1990-2003 performances were in a number of facilities in the Conifer area. Performances were often in area schools, churches and community facilities. Some performance locations were in unique spaces including an outdoor performance of "The Rainmaker" in 1994 and a performance of "Murder in Green Meadows" in 1995 in a local riding arena. In 2003 CSDT leased a 1,500 sf facility in Aspen Park. Two years later it was expanded to 2,500 sf. In April 2010, StageDoor opened its new theater, doubling its space to over 5000 sf and raising seating capacity from 80 to 121, along with providing a significantly larger main stage. Two years ago an additional 2,500 sf was added to meet increased demand. StageDoor is currently in the process of obtaining a new 10 year lease.

StageDoor has offered summer programs since 1990 and a year round education program for the past 16 years. In March of 2003, the year-round educational program began. The first production in September, 2003 was "The Music Man" performed at Evergreen High School.

The after school and summer programs provide performance arts education in acting, music, dance, and related technical skills for youth ages 6 to 18 in order to foster public speaking, cooperative peer interaction and self-confidence. In 2003 our year-round program began with less than 50 students. Enrollment in 2017 exceeded 200 individual youths and a total enrollment of over 300. Highlights from 2017 were the the Senior Company's (High School students) production of "Cinderella" and the Junior Company's (Middle School) production of "Madagascar".

Adult actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and drama enthusiasts also find a place in StageDoor's repertoire. Workshops and productions for adults encourage novice or seasoned performers to learn new skills and improve their techniques. Highlights from 2017 were productions of "Something Afoot" and "Avenue Q".

Testimonials

Morgan (high school)
At age ten I moved to Colorado, and joined StageDoor Theatre. StageDoor helped me to make friends; at school I was simply "the new kid," but at StageDoor I was somebody. I had friends at StageDoor, some of which I remain extremely close to. Next year will mark my seventh year with the theatre and I could not be more excited. As I look back through the last seven years of my life at the theatre I am reminded of all the wonderful people I've met, and also how far I've come as a person. StageDoor gave me a place to be myself. At StageDoor Theatre, people are constantly being pushed out of their comfort zones and expanding their boundaries. It constantly challenges me to try new things and has made me a more sociable and also a more adventurous person.

Cade (high school)
My tentative choice of being a part of Stagedoor has turned out to be a decision that has really paid off. While taking part in my high school's shows was a fun thing to do, I could easily shrug them off and say I didn't advance a whole lot from those experiences.

StageDoor's 'Almost, Maine' in 2012 truly embodied my greatest growth as a performer, tuning my acting skills and fastening them down by working with Jay Louden, a great director who worked with our high school cast. When I began 'Almost, Maine', I didn't know what I was in for, thinking that it may wind up being a mediocre play experience compared to my high school shows. As performers, we all have that noteworthy crown jewel play experience that doesn't come along very often. It seems to occur randomly because of a right match of cast members and directors, and StageDoor hosted that experience-- I know now that it's not because of chance but rather their good choice in finding a director, and the director casting a small group of some genuine and enjoyable personalities-- as if it were the result of a "Match.com" survey for actors; I've made some close friends because of the show.

My more recent credits at StageDoor include the musicals 'Once Upon a Mattress' and 'Legally Blonde' (part of the education program there) of which I've enjoyed being a part of too.

McAlyn (high school)
StageDoor has provided me with a safe-haven that can only be found in the theatre. It is the one place I can go where I know I can let go of all the stress in my life and truly be in the moment. The wonderful people here have become my closest friends and my new family. Without them and everything they have taught me, I would be a different person. Thank you StageDoor!

Sabrina (parent of middle schooler)
I am astounded by the productions at StageDoor Theatre, top notch costumes, sets, and thespians. The education program provides children with the opportunity to not only nurture and express their talent and creativity, but instills an unwavering sense of self-confidence; much needed in today's world. This close-knit community truly touches your heart.

Jackson (middle school)
StageDoor is a place of facing fear, conquering goals, and obtaining the confidence that we, the actors of StageDoor, love. One person that the theater has had a huge impact on, is me. I started at the theater almost 2 years ago, and it has changed my life. My first role was as a guard in the production of Aladdin. A chorus role, yes, but then I heard about the auditions for Jay Louden's production of "Almost, Maine." I thought my chances were slim in getting a role, but I tried out anyways. To my surprise, I got the opening scene. I met some of the most amazing, most supportive people that I have ever known. And they pushed me, with the help of Jay, to expand my boundaries. With everyone's support, I tried out for the lead role in Bugsy Malone. Because of my experience in "Almost, Maine," I got the role, and the show was amazing- but the acting is not the only thing that holds StageDoor together. The technical aspect of the theater is also a huge part of making productions run smoothly. I have had the pleasure of helping with the technical parts of the theater as well. I worked in the booth during the show "I Need a Little Christmas Vacation", and ran spotlight for "Legally Blonde". Both expanded my sight in how the mechanics of theater work, and how backstage work helps hold everything together. StageDoor is an eye opening experience, and it helps everyone who goes through the program. It helps develop strong speaking skills, creates bonds that are never severed, and most of all, it propels us into the world ahead of us, preparing for whatever comes our way.

Sam (high school)
In the few year I've spent at StageDoor, the experience has been unlike any other. The bonds and friendships created during rehearsals and especially during shows are truly amazing. And after working so hard on the lines, vocals, blocking and dance moves, it's so great to be part of an incredible end product. The whole experience is a satisfying in so many ways! StageDoor can bring people out of their shells to become confident - I've seen it happen many times. I am so fortunate to have been part of this amazing experience.

Dusty (parent of middle schooler)
My daughter has been participating in StageDoor camps and productions for three years. She's always been a performer at heart, but the additional structure and support within StageDoor Theatre has increased her confidence in singing and participating. We have felt supported by every director she's had, that they were invested in having the kids learn AND have fun. In retrospect, we think her participation assisted her smooth transition into Middle School, as well. Recognizing upperclassmen from the theatre and creating another container of friends. We looks forward to many more years of participation!

My husband and I are both Conifer/Bailey natives. He served 4 years in the Navy and I served 8 years in the Navy Reserve. 2 years ago we moved back home to the mountains with our 6 children in tow.

Noah almost quit before the season began. He has always been serious and quiet, not making friends easily. He is afraid of the new and unknown and being embarrassed or making mistakes. He struggles in school with a language disorder and dyslexia.

Two days before rehearsals began he begged me not to go. After I got home from work that night I asked him how it went and if he had talked to anyone about quitting. He looked at me sheepishly and said, "no way mom, I love it! I made a friend already and it's really fun". I have watched his self-confidence grow over the past few months. He is interacting with kids differently than before (in a good way). Part of his language disorder impacts his interactions which causes difficulty making friends. He doesn't always come off well to other children his age. At the theater he seems to not have this problem.

We are so incredibly grateful for the scholarship that has allowed us to participate in Stagedoor. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us this amazing gift that I know my children will forever remember fondly and is helping shape them into the most amazing people.

My husband and I are both Conifer/Bailey natives. He served 4 years in the Navy and I served 8 years in the Navy Reserve. 2 years ago we moved back home to the mountains with our 6 children in tow.
Noah almost quit before the season began. He has always been serious and quiet, not making friends easily. He is afraid of the new and unknown and being embarrassed or making mistakes. He struggles in school with a language disorder and dyslexia.
Two days before rehearsals began he begged me not to go. After I got home from work that night I asked him how it went and if he had talked to anyone about quitting. He looked at me sheepishly and said, "no way mom, I love it! I made a friend already and it's really fun". I have watched his self-confidence grow over the past few months. He is interacting with kids differently than before (in a good way). Part of his language disorder impacts his interactions which causes difficulty making friends. He doesn't always come off well to other children his age. At the theater he seems to not have this problem.
We are so incredibly grateful for the scholarship that has allowed us to participate in Stagedoor. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us this amazing gift that I know my children will forever remember fondly and is helping shape them into the most amazing people.

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