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Number the Stars

Feb. 24-March 6, 2016
Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater
Troy, NY

Directed by David Bunce

Number the Stars

Adapted by Dr. Douglas W. Larche from the juvenile novel by Lois Lowry, Number the Stars is set during the tumultuous time of World War II, and seen through the eyes of two adolescent girls. The play presents a moving adventure inspired by real life events, as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Nazi occupied Denmark across the sea to safety in Sweden.

Recommended for ages 9+

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Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
April 13-24, 2016

Directed by David Baecker

TIS joins the worldwide celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with one of his most popular titles. 

Backbeard The Musical
June 1-12, 2016

A new musical based on local author and Sage faculty member Matthew McElligott’s children’s book series.

Backbeard the Musical 


Winter Break Circus

Winter on Stage
Ages 5–16
February 15-19, 2016

Winter on Stage is the perfect winter break for aspiring thespians. 


Established in February of 2011, the Theatre Institute at Sage is dedicated to providing quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents.The Institute also provides opportunities for Russell Sage students as performers,  technicians and teachers.

Programs include educational support services for Sage productions, a Saturday theatre arts school, and camps during school breaks and the summer for children ages 5-18.

Programs take place on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy, which is home to three performance spaces as well as numerous studios and classrooms.