Performing Arts

January 6, 2022 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella continues to closely monitor our public health environment and maintains a commitment to keep the health and safety of our community of artists, audiences, teachers and students at the forefront of all our planning. In light of the rapidly evolving environment and heightened levels of caution, we have made the decision to reschedule the remainder of our 2021-... Keep Reading »
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December 13, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella has been thrilled to once again welcome audiences back to our theater! Although enhanced safety COVID safety measures have meant a night at the theater looks and feels a little different, the pleasure of coming together for live concerts and shows is unmistakable, for audiences and artists alike.Planning the season, The Umbrella Stage Company thought long and... Keep Reading »
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November 18, 2021 by Rachel Olson
In a new video by Ryan Malyar, opening weekend audiences share their reactions to The Umbrella Stage Company's production of the all-ages musical adventure, The Old Man and The Old Moon, by PigPen Theatre, directed by Julia Deter.BOOK TICKETS NOWAudiences Thrill to "The Old Man and The Old Moon" from The Umbrella on Vimeo.
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October 18, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Sold-Out Show Perfect Reopening Concert After Long DelayOct. 15, the mood was buoyant at The Umbrella as the mainstage theater reopened for public concerts with a sold-out benefit performance by Indigo Girls. The packed house was on its feet and singing along throughout the set, effusive in applause not just for Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, but for the dazzling... Keep Reading »
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September 8, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Stage Company is thrilled to share a peek at first rehearsal for the 2021-2022 season's opening show, The Last Wide Open! Rehearsals are being conducted safely with distancing, in a fully vaccinated working environment to protect our cast and production team. Meanwhile, the sets are shaping up, the green room is filling with props and costumes, and the actors... Keep Reading »
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July 21, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Multimedia Collaboration Featured on Innovation ShowcaseNew TV Program Highlights Artists of Dazzleship, Beyond the NotesA new episode of the cable TV program Innovation Showcase features previews an exciting new visual and performing arts collaboration coming to The Umbrella Arts Center on July 31 and Aug. 1.Hosted by Jay Sugarman, who also hosts the program Museum Open... Keep Reading »
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December 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
This holiday season, the Garry Marshall Theater is hosting Holidaze Harmony, a virtual concert directed by friend of The Umbrella, Joseph Leo Bwarie! A must for music-lovers, Holidaze Harmony is a celebration of friendship and music starring Broadway veterans Terron Brooks (Phil Collins world tour) and Kamilah Marshall (Bette Midler world tour).Broadway pros, Tony... Keep Reading »
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August 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Dance Lessons ContinueBy Wendy LovelandJulia Deter teaches tap and musical theater dance classes at The Umbrella to students who’ve been with her for years. This familiarity hit a hiccup when COVID-19 arrived. Suddenly, the classes stopped, and started again, this time online via Zoom.Dance, transposed to Zoom, brought with it some challenges. Most concerned sensory input... Keep Reading »
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July 15, 2020 by Anonymous
New Play SeriesThe Umbrella Stage Company is seeking submissions from local playwrights of new work written specifically for a digital platform. Submissions should be 30-40 minutes in length and should leverage technical opportunities unique to a virtual performance environment to create a fully realized, digital audience experience. Plays should feature fewer than 6... Keep Reading »
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July 13, 2020 by Stewart Ikeda
For COVID Reboot, a Short Season of Diverse, Relevant Titles  The Umbrella Stage Company has announced a revised roster of shows planned for its 2020-2021 season, while we continue to prepare for a safe return to our brand new theaters at 40 Stow Street.With all in-person performances delayed until after the new year, the Company's shortened four-show season... Keep Reading »
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