Middle Stage Fest 2018

February 17, 2018

The CETA Middle Stage Fest, now in its seventeenth year, is an exciting event for middle school drama students. At the festival, students perform monologues and scenes for panels of adjudicators and compete to earn bronze, silver and gold medals. In addition, while judges are tabulating the scores, students get to participate in high-energy theatre games. Unlike involvement in sports, it is rare for theatre students to have the opportunity to meet peers from other schools, share their passion, showcase their talent, and learn from one another. This festival brings together hundreds of students to do just that. All participating students qualify to attend CA YOUTH IN THEATRE DAY, where they meet and perform with other award-winning students from throughout the state.

Individual students may compete in up to two of four categories: monologues, duos, musical solos and musical duets. Students will perform each of their events three times. A boxed lunch is provided for all participants.

Students get to connect with other young artists, and share their experiences in theatre. While scores are being tabulated students participate in high-energy theatre activities with a guest artist. At awards, students will receive a bronze, silver or gold medal to take home and show their friends!


Your Students Will :
• Perform & view performances
• Meet students from other schools
• Receive recognition
• Create great PR for your program
• Go home excited about theatre!


Students may enter up to two of four categories
Monologues: 3 minutes maximum, One chair will be provided.
Duos: (2 person scenes) 5 minutes maximum, Two chairs will be provided.
Musical Solos: 3 minutes maximum, One chair will be provided.*
Musical Duets: (2 person scenes) 5 minutes maximum, Two chairs will be provided.*

Performances in all four categories are conducted under audition conditions. No costumes or sets. If required by scene, small hand props are acceptable.

*Students may perform a cappella. A CD player and speakers will also be provided for use with phones/ipods.



8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Judges Orientation
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:30 – 10:30 Session I
10:45 – 11:45 Session II
11:45-12:30 Lunch (Provided)

12:45-1:45 Session III
2:00-2:45 Workshop
3:00 – 3:30 Awards and Closing Program


View 2018 Middle Stage Festival flyer here

Direct inquiries to:
Blake Longfellow
Director CETA Middle Stage Festival
(925) 285-1435

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