Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre (CSDT) was established to provide the communities of the 285 corridor and Platte Canyon the opportunity to attend and participate in locally-produced performing arts including, but are not limited to, theatre, music, and dance. Additionally, StageDoor works to bring performing arts workshops and classes to the community, with a particular emphasis on K-12 programs.
Since the inception of Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre in 1990, it has presented over 120 main stage productions which have involved hundreds of community members & provided creative outlets for people of all ages. CSDT provides individuals & families a community environment in which they can explore their talents and abilities in the performing arts. With the outstanding staff of Directors and Choreographers, coupled with volunteer set builders, costumers and the like, the productions continually provide quality entertainment to thousands of audience members. In our most recent season ending May 31, over 5,800 audience members have enjoyed these productions.
In the Adult Division in recent seasons, productions ranging from mysteries such as The Accomplice, comedies such as Rumors and Art, to the musical comedies of The Drowsy Chaperone and Nunsense to Shakespeare’s A Midnight Summer Night’s Dream and the annual Christmas production gave our audiences a variety from which to choose. The presentation of Oliver drew cast members from age 10 to 74 years.
In March of 2003, the StageDoor Educational Division opened with the intent of bringing musical theater classes to students ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. Our first production in September, 2003 was The Music Man with a student census of some 70 students, performing on Evergreen High School’s stage. Since then, our highly talented students have presented numerous shows including Pajama Game, Chicago, Anything Goes, as well as the very difficult productions of Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables. In our most recent season the student census was 188 students comprising the Junior, Middle School, and High School Groups from more than nine local schools as well as home-schooled children.
The Educational Division’s summer camps provide performing arts experience for community youth – including two-week performing arts workshops culminating in live performances – providing valuable summer activities in our expanding population area.
In April 2010, StageDoor opened its new theater, doubling its space to over 5000 square feet and raising our seating from 75 to 121, along with providing a significantly larger mainstage.
CSDT has a proud and continuous history of providing quality theatrical experiences for the residents of our mountain community. It successfully has completed these activities over the past 21 years with the help of a volunteer staff including directors, choreographers, actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, publicity and marketing personnel, drawing from a pool of over 150 volunteers as well as the 100% participation of the members of the Board of Directors. We look forward to continuing this tradition of performances and education in our Mountain Community.