CETA Virtual Middle Stage Fest 2021

March 27, 2021

The CETA Middle Stage Fest, now in its twentieth year, is an exciting event for middle school drama students. At the festival, students perform monologues, duo scenes, and musical theatre numbers for panels of adjudicators and compete to earn bronze, silver and gold places. This year’s festival will be held online so we can all follow social distance guidelines. 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. We’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of this fabulous event on World Theatre Day, March 27!


Individual students may compete in up to two of four categories: monologues, duo scenes, musical theatre solos, and musical theatre duets. Students will record and submit their performances using Flipgrid by February 21 at Midnight.

Students get to connect with other young artists and share their experiences in theatre during workshops and games. The event will culminate with an awards ceremony including the best performances in each category.

Your Students Will :

  • Perform & view performances
  • Meet students from other schools
  • Receive recognition
  • Create great PR for your program
  • End the day excited about theatre!


Students may enter up to two of four categories

Monologues: 1 minute maximum

Duos: (2 person scenes) 3 minutes maximum

Musical Theatre Solos: 1 minutes maximum

Musical Theatre Duets: (2 person scenes) 3 minutes maximum

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

Location: Zoom - links will be sent out as we near the event date

March 27, 2021 Schedule:

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome

1:15 - 2:00 Workshops (Acting, Musical, and Technical)

2:00 – 2:10  Break

2:10 - 2:30 Theatre Scavenger Hunt

2:30 - 3:00 Awards and Closing Program

Direct inquiries to:

Site Coordinator: Michelle Campbell @ mmcampbe@egusd.net

Carol Hovey

Registrar, CETA Middle Stage Fest


Registration Deadline: February 19, 2021

Click here to Register for Middle Stage Fest NOW!