• About Next Stage

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

    Next Stage produces small cast musicals that tell great stories in simple settings. The company is also committed to making professional quality theater as accessible as possible for the entire community.


  • SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD: January of 2021, Craterian Performances’ Next Stage Theater Company will produce the Broadway musical Songs for a New World.  Rehearsals and Performances will follow state mandated guidance for COVID19.

    ABOUT THE SHOW: “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

    Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams… and a soulless marriage.”

    Casting is open for:

    Man 1 (Tenor)

    Man 2 (Baritone)

    Please prepare a video of yourself singing a 32 bar cut (1 to 2 minutes) of a contemporary musical theater song (1990s to present) with piano or pre-recorded accompaniment. Choose a piece that 1) you love; 2) showcases your vocal range; 3) tells a story.

    No pop/rock songs, please.


    AUDITIONS: Video auditions, resume, headshot and audition form (click here) must be sent to stephen@craterian.org no later than end-of-day Friday, November 13, 2020


    REHEARSALS: Begin December 28; (click here for rehearsal schedule)

    PERFORMANCES: January 22, 23, 29, 30, 2021, at the Craterian Theater




Next Stage Theater Company Events

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Songs for a New World

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Next Stage Theater Company

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

April 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM
April 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM
April 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM
April 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $28 / Youth/Students (22 and under) $10