STAGENOTES returns for 2018/19! Over 8 weeks of classes, theater lovers of all experience levels learn everything from how directors develop a concept to marketing strategies as opening night draws near. Last year’s cohort dove into An Octoroon and came away marveling at the experience:

I’ve already encouraged friends to participate in StageNotes next time around.  It exceeded all my expectations! – Jeffrey K.

This has truly deepened my love for the theatre. – Paula T.

This Season, join the team at ArtsWest as we dive into The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, the world premiere musical from Lizard Boy creator Justin Huertas. See first-hand how a complete musical is workshopped, designed, marketed, directed, and – finally – revealed to the world (for the very first time). Don’t miss it. SIGN UP NOW >

May 7 – June 27, 2019. Sessions are two hours and meet on Tuesday evenings, with the exception of the final session, which will meet on Thursday, June 27 for a performance of The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion.


$290 (Subscribers & Marquee Members)

$80 (Students with valid high school or college ID)