• About Next Stage

    Next Stage is Craterian Performances’ adult acting company. Its mission is to explore, expand, and exalt the human spirit, and to engage, entertain and inspire audiences.

    In order to fit within the Craterian’s busy event calendar, Next Stage produces small cast productions that tell great stories in simple settings. The company is also committed to making professional theater as accessible as possible for the entire community.


  • Spring of 2019, Craterian Performances’ Next Stage will produce the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. How do you spell “uproarious”? This Tony Award-winning charmer takes place in a middle school gymnasium, where a handful of puberty-plagued nerds and brainiacs—overseen by grown-ups only marginally more developed—contends for the prize of the top speller in the county. A tuneful, poignant, hilarious look at the travails of competition, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been called “A Chorus Line with pimples” by The New York Times.

    Auditions for Spelling Bee have concluded. Thanks to all who auditioned! 


    Click HERE for Spelling Bee Cast List



    Artistic Director: Stephen McCandless

    Director/Vocal Director: Chris Williams

    Choreographer/Production Assistant: Cailey McCandless


Next Stage Theater Company Events

FRIMay 1


SATMay 9

Title of Show: The Musical

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Next Stage Theater Company

Sponsored by: Dr. Andy J. Kranenburg of Southern Oregon Orthopedics

May 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: Adults $28, Youth & Students 22 and Under $10

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