The Kids On Stage organization is multi-faceted, offering a variety of programs year-round. With a wide variety of schedules, there is something for everyone!
The KOS Academy
The KOS Academy is a place to learn and grow. Productions & Skill Labs held in this series are open to everyone regardless of experience. For productions, auditions are still held, but everyone receives a role.
The KOS Skill Lab
Skills Lab is a leveled musical theater education program for currently enrolled or previous KOS cast members. Labs are delivered in sessions throughout the year and focus on drama, music, and dance through the lens of a Broadway JR show. KOS Skill Labs do not culminate in a final performance.
KOS Skill Labs are offered year-round. Check the KOS Skills tab to get involved!
Rising Star Academy
Our Rising Star Academy was designed as a place for our youngest stars to shine. Built for ages 3-10, cast members rehearse and perform a Broadway JR production (age-appropriate adaptations that are one hour in length) for friends, family, and the public while building skills in drama, music, and dance. Past productions include Disney’s Moana JR, Shrek JR, and Disney’s Frozen JR, just to name a few!
Rising Star Academy is offered on a rotating basis in the fall & spring along with being offered in the summer as a summer camp production. Check the register tab to see current schedules!
Triple Threat Academy
Triple Threat Academy is for our 11-18 year olds (age is sometimes adjusted depending on the show) to rehearse, learn, and perform in a space that is rigorous, professional, and supportive. It is a place we hope challenges them in the performing arts while also fostering a community of loving cast members. Cast members work to rehearse and perform Full Length or One-Act Versions of hit Broadway musicals while practicing skills in dance, music, and drama. Precious shows include Disney's High School Musical and Shrek: The Broadway Musical.
Triple Threat Academy is offered on a rotating basis in the fall & spring along with being offered in the summer as a summer camp production. Check the register tab to see current schedules!
The Next Level
Programs in "The Next Level" are more selective and reserved for those students looking for a highly professional space to master their craft. These programs are audition only and the standard academy no-cut policy does not apply.
KOS All Stars
The KOS All Star Team is an award winning invite-only competition team. These cast members have demonstrated a commitment to the core value of Kids On Stage and participate in ongoing training to prepare for the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA. Being a KOS All Star Team Member is an honor and a privilege. It is a commitment of time and energy reserved for students who are interested in taking their theatrical experience to the next level.
Audition invitations are given out to cast members in spring & summer shows so that they may audition for the following season.
Mainstage KOS is our premier audition-only performance experience and youth ages 3-18 may audition. At least once a season, we are committed to producing a large cast Mainstage production featuring cast members of all ages. Those wishing to audition must pre-register before the deadline and audition requirements will be tailored to fit varying ages. This experience is like none other and the energy, passion, and magnitude of these productions wow audiences every time.
Mainstage shows are offered at least once a year. Check the register tab to see current schedules!
Leading & Learning
The Leading & Learning branch of KOS is for those looking to serve the KOS organization in a leadership capacity in both Artistic & Technical Theater.
The KOS Ambassador Program is the Kids On Stage Youth Leadership Development Program. Ambassadors will receive the training and mentorship needed to succeed in roles such as Associate Director, Music Director, Choreographer, & Stage Manager with Rising Star Academy productions in any season. The program is open to youth ages 11-18 in good standing with Kids On Stage.
KOS Tech Team
Piloted in the summer of 2021, The KOS Tech Team is for ages 11-18 to serve in various tech roles during a Rising Star Academy production. The program is expected to be revived in the Fall of 2022.