StageWorks is a music/theater program launched in 1997 to provide integrated arts opportunities for people we support. StageWorks is open to students and volunteers in the community interested in participating in theatre arts.
The original cast of 12 people has grown to 90, with 23 professional-level musical/variety shows put on for large audiences over the years. The Lewis County Rockers, a line dancing group at The Arc, performs at intermission. Providing this annual showcase helps to eliminate stereotypes and misconceptions regarding the abilities of people who participate each year.
1997 The Sound of Music
1998 Vaudeville Melodies & That Holiday Feeling
1999 Let Me Sing, I’m Happy & That Holiday Feeling II
2001 My Country in Song
2002 Make Your Own Kind of Music
2004 Disney on Parade
2005 Tribute to the Beatles
2006 The Wizard of Oz
2007 At the Hop
2009 Happy Day’s
2010 The Lion King
2011 Back to the ’80s
2012 Snow White
2013 Puff the Magic Dragon
2015 Sister Act
2016 Mary Poppins
2017 The Little Mermaid
2018 Peter Pan
2019 Willy Wonka
Participants in StageWorks commit to a program attendance policy and must require no more than a 20:1 staffing ratio. People who need a higher level of supervision are welcomed and must be accompanied by a person capable of providing proper support.
Program rehearsals happen at the Utica Leisure Center located inside The Arc, Oneida-Lewis’ Dr. Anthony DeIorio building at 14 Arnold Avenue, Utica.
Performances take place at the Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, 75 Chenango Ave. in Clinton.
To learn more about StageWorks, please contact:
Adults Respite Programs Coordinator