BG OnStage is the community theatre of SKyPAC, bringing quality theatre education opportunities and live theatre performances to the Southern Kentucky area. We offer classes, workshops, lessons, and various opportunities to perform on stage.

Junior Theatre Class, Session II

A beginner class for students ages 6-9. Students will learn the basics of theatre through games, exercises, and basic rehearsals. An adapted children’s book or fairy tale will be adapted as the content for class. Class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

Class Time – 11am-Noon
Dates – Saturdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2.

The final class and performance is May 2.

Session Fee- $70 per student

Register now by filling out a registration form and returning it with payment to SKyPAC in person or by mail (SKyPAC, Attn: BGOS, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102)

Please note that registration is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not hold spots for students.

If you need to pay in installments or would like to request a scholarship, please email

Junior Theatre Summer Camp

This camp is for beginner actors ages 6-9. Students will learn the basics of theatre through games, exercises, and basic rehearsals. An adapted children’s book or fairy tale will be adapted as the content for class. Camp will culminate in a class performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. 

Instructor Brooklyn Hale will lead the class. Hale is a sophomore theatre student at WKU with a focus in acting and directing. The last four years she has been the stage manager for various BG OnStage productions. She has an assortment of stage experience inclusive of musicals, plays, and revues. She hopes to use her degree to further explore theatre and help others experience it as well.

Date – June 8-12 from 11am-Noon

Camp Fee- $60 per student ($75 after May 29)

Visit for a downloadable registration form!

Please note that registration is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not hold spots for students.


Thursday, April 30 at 9:30am and Friday, May 1 at 9:30am at the Capitol Arts Center.

Email to book your class today!

School Day Tickets are $6.50 per student. For every ten students booked, your class receives a free adult ticket.


Friday, May 1 at 6:30pm at the Capitol Arts Center.

Tickets will be available at the door (in person), by phone at (270) 904-1880 and online at

Honk!, JR Synopsis:

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.


Audition dates for Matilda are Saturday, May 2 from 11am-2pm and Sunday, May 3 from 1pm-4pm at the SKyPAC. You only need to come to one audition day; whatever works best with your schedule!

Audition music cuts will be up as soon as we make them! Stay tuned!

Click here for the Character Breakdown.

As with our past Summer productions, this production will cast mainly actors ages 14-Adult with an allotted amount of roles set aside for younger actors ages 9-13.


Friday, July 31 at 7pm, Saturday, August 1 at 1pm, and Sunday, August 2 at 3pm at the SKyPAC.


Show Description: 

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. Synopsis also from website.

Lessons Information:

Contact us to get set up with one of our instructors for one-on-one lessons.  Our lessons rates are $30 for half an hour and $40 for an hour.
Call 270-904-5008 or email


Elise Charny- Audition & Monologue Prep

Elise graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan in New York with a BA in Theatre Arts, concentration in Performing. Continuing with her education and experience, Elise obtained her Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston.

Elise has served as a performer/director/educator in the theatre community for the last twenty years. In 2013, Elise established the John F Kennedy School Drama Club in Somerville, MA, which still running today. For the last five years, Elise has served as Artistic and Education Director of BG OnStage, creating various programming and directing all of the theatrical productions. She has also aided students in achieving their goals of attending GSA and musical theatre/drama college programs, past students have been accepted at The New York Film Academy, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University, Austin Peay State University, and Western Kentucky University. With this new chapter of her career, Elise is very excited to be joining the SKyPAC family to continue to bring quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Sam Tuggle- Voice Instructor

Sam is an accomplished young vocal performer with diverse stage experience, including recitals, musicals, plays, and operas. Sam has held principal roles in three mainstage summer shows with BGOnstage, as well as multiple performances with WKU. Sam is also an experienced choral singer, having performed with award winning choirs on the international level. He will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Sam has significant pedagogical experience and has taught privately for over a year. He is excited to make BGOnstage his new work home, and cannot wait to learn with new singers!

Hasum Morfin-Gandara- Voice Instructor

Hasum is a native to Bowling Green, KY and is a senior studying Vocal Music Education at Western Kentucky University. Hasum has been musically involved with band and choral programs since age 11 and is interested in expanding his musical horizons by connecting musical styles, genres, and cultures from his classical foundation. Since Hasum began at WKU, he has gained experience by performing in operas, vocal masterclasses, student research, singing in the shower, and more!

Most recently, Hasum has conducted research in Seattle, where he learned about the art of vocal Jazz. This past summer, Hasum had the amazing opportunity to work at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, where he worked with students involved in the Performing Arts (He even took dance classes himself!) Hasum is most passionate and excited about working with his community as he grows and learns alongside them.

DiDi Turley- Voice Instructor 

DiDi is a mezzo soprano based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has a rapidly growing repertoire of both musical theatre and operatic roles, along with 10+ years of choral experience. DiDi currently sings with the WKU Chorale, and acts as the student ambassador for the WKU Department of Music. An active church musician, she maintains an internship with the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and performs regularly in church services of all sorts. She’s also active on the classical voice competition circuit, and is an alumna of the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (Vocal Music ‘15). Along with her love of performing, DiDi is passionate about teaching voice lessons, preparing students for auditions, and studying voice pedagogy.

DiDi has performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall in NYC, Costa Rica, and Salzburg, Austria to regionally with Western Kentucky University, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and a number of other theaters across Kentucky and Tennessee. She is incredibly excited to be working with BG OnStage to bring her knowledge and love of music to the Bowling Green theatre community!


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