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Stagebridge Senior Theatre – what a 35 years it’s been!

Stagebridge celebrates 35 years with gala
Stagebridge celebrates 35 years with galastagebridge.org

Stagebridge is America’s most established performing arts company for the over 50 crowd.

Come celebrate three and a half decades of life-transforming performance and education on May 8 in Oakland. The Stagebridge Gala will be held at Nile Hall (668 13th Street) in Preservation Park.

Enjoy jazz by Stafford & Sturdevant, the Antic Witties improv troupe and preview a never-before-seen musical. As an added distinction, Barefoot Wine has honored Stuart Kandell, Stagebridge founder for “giving older adults a creative voice through theatrical productions” for 2014 by Barefoot Wine.

In an interview with the Oakland Tribune, Executive Director Marge Betley recently enthused about Stagebridge’s numerous accomplishments:

“As life spans increase, seniors want to remain…engaged in meaningful pursuits…we sent teaching artists and elder storytellers to more than 40 Bay Area schools last year, and …logged hundreds of hours…[of] workshops, classes and performances at West Oakland Senior Center, Rossmoor and Satellite Housing.”

Other exciting coming events:

July 14 through 18: It’s never too late to go to camp! Enjoy classes in storytelling, musical theatre, acting, playwriting, improv and more!

Fall 2014: In collaboration with Berkeley Rep, Stagebridge has commissioned and will create a world premiere musical as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley.

Stagebridge is supported by the following distinguished organizations:

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Clorox
  • Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
  • City of Oakland
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • East Bay Community Foundation

Stagebridge uses the performing arts as a vehicle to promote positive aging. Jump into the Stagebridge pool today!