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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Live Music Concerts

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults

Description

In addition to our dramatic and drama-based programs and performances, live music concerts are taking hold. In 2017 we presented two well-known regional bands, The Slingers, Dakota Blonde performed at StageDoor. In 2018, we hosted the same two bands, and added Timothy P. Irvin and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers, Mark Cormican, and Chris Daniels and the Kings. The diversity of this music has attracted many new patrons. Before the concerts, we ask for a show of hands of people who are attending a StageDoor event for the first time, and that number almost always exceeds 50%.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This is a nw program with a COVID interruption but we're pleased with what we are seeing. Typically StageDoor is seeing more that 50% new faces at these concerts and the Holiday show, Timothy P. and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers sold out performances in 2018 and 2019.

Musical Theatre Productions and Workshops for Students

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

Our Performing Arts Education Program offers seasonal productions for students of all ages and skill levels. Students register for select classes that prepare them for particular performances throughout the season. The purpose of our classes is to provide a balanced program that guides students through the fundamentals and into more advanced theatre arts processes. In the end, the theatre experience is one of fun, friendships and growth. Each student has the opportunity to perform at their level. In a typical year our high school program will perform three productions and our middle school programs will perform two productions, and the elementary/preschool program one production. In addition to the school year productions StageDoor offers additional skill building workshops throughout the year and a full rage of summer workshops and summer production workshops as well.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The average number of years a student participates in our program is 4 years. This is incredible considering all the activities a student can be involved in (band, various sports teams, work). Our students come back! Parents volunteer their time. People want to be part of something successful, and something that offers a quality product. StageDoor does that.

In terms of evaluating our over programming and services to the community, CSDT evaluates the effectiveness of programming qualitatively and quantitatively in a number of ways.

Quantitatively by monitoring the number the number of attendees to performances, the number of participants to workshops and classes, community interest, and volunteer participation. Overall attendance for 2018 was 7,023. 2017's attendance was also over 7,000. Many of our production classes fill up on the first day of registration. For the 2015-2016 season we added a Show Choir class. For 2016-2017 a One-Act production for High Students was added. Both of these continue to be very successful. And for 2017-2018 a Homeschool production class was added.And for the 2018-2019 we are adding Improv classes for Middle School and HS students.

At the education program level an open dialog with parents is encouraged. Parents are encouraged to contact directors with questions or concerns about their child's participation in our program. Surveys are sent to students and parents as a follow-up to each class or workshop as a means to evaluate experience and directors as well as solicit suggestions and other feedback. At the end of each season there is a parent feedback meeting with each company (elementary, middle, high school). Parents are invited to share information from their perspective and offer suggestions for the upcoming season. Our adult program uses surveys and questionnaires as a means to help determine audience interest: dramatic plays, musicals, and genre.

Analysis of social media data on sites such as Facebook is one way we measure impact. Overall-our social media presence has helped with a better understanding of our audience demographics, their buying and engagement habits with the theatre, and has allowed StageDoor to benchmark and see the growth of our patron base.
From 2013-2020 StageDoor has used Vending TicketAgent box office software to sell tickets and collect donations. The Vendini Event Manager is used to track attendance. The system has made tasks such as the Attendance/Admissions requirement of the SCFD Final Grant Report accurate and relatively easy. With Vendini surveys can be created and applied to any event. We've used questions such as "How did you hear about StageDoor?" and "What type of show would you like to see in ____" to collect data. StageDoor has now moved to using ArtsPeople. This platform provides similar as well as expanded data capabilities.

Adult Company Productions

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Females
General Public/Unspecified
Males
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

StageDoor's Adult Company typically produces up to 4 productions per year providing acting, directing, and backstage opportunities for adults in the mountain and surrounding communities. StageDoor Theatre's adult company has been performing since 1990. Since that time, over 75 adult productions have graced our stage. Talented performers from throughout the mountain community and the Denver metro area join our casts. Every production provides numerous volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in creating the magic of theatre.​

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Evidence of Program's Success

In terms of evaluating our over programming and services to the community, CSDT evaluates the effectiveness of programming qualitatively and quantitatively in a number of ways.

Quantitatively by monitoring the number the number of attendees to performances, the number of participants to workshops and classes, community interest, and volunteer participation. A goal has been to add a music component and in the summer of well know regional bands, The Slingers andDakota Blonde performed at StageDoor. In 2018 and 2019 StageDoor brought back Dakota Blonde and added in December a holiday performance by Timothy P and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers.

Analysis of social media data on sites such as Facebook is one way we measure impact. Overall-our social media presence has helped with a better understanding of our audience demographics, their buying and engagement habits with the theatre, and has allowed StageDoor to benchmark and see the growth of our patron base over the last year.
From 2013-2020 StageDoor has used Vending TicketAgent box office software to sell tickets and collect donations. The Vendini Event Manager is used to track attendance. The system has made tasks such as the Attendance/Admissions requirement of the SCFD Final Grant Report accurate and relatively easy. With Vendini surveys can be created and applied to any event. We've used questions such as "How did you hear about StageDoor?" and "What type of show would you like to see in ____" to collect data. StageDoor has now moved to using ArtsPeople. This platform provides similar as well as expanded data capabilities.

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