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The Wizard of Oz

Dec. 3-17, 2015
Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater
Troy, NY

Directed by Sean Patrick Fagan, music direction by Alex Sovronsky. Based on L. Frank Baum’s novel and the 1939 film.

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This musical adaption of The Wizard of Oz was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 1987 with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. The score is full of tunes from the timeless film such as “We’re Off To See the Wizard”, If I Only Had A Brain”, “The Merry Old Land of Oz”, and - of course - “Over The Rainbow”.

Recommended for all ages

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Number the Stars
Feb. 24-March 6, 2016

Directed by David Bunce. Adapted by Dr. Douglas W. Larche from the juvenile novel by Lois Lowery.

Romeo 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.


Saturdays on StageSaturdays on Stage
Ages 5 – 16
Sept. 26 - Dec. 12, 2015


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.