BG OnStage

BG OnStage is the resident community theatre of SKyPAC. We are dedicated to bringing educational experiences in the arts and quality theatrical productions to the students and families of BRADD area. Past School Day productions have included The Hobbit, Junie B Jones JR the musical, The Giver, Frozen JR, Seussical JR, and Charlotte’s Web, just to name a few! 

For the last nine years, we have worked with and prepped with students who successfully auditioned for and were accepted into the Governor’s School of the Arts programs for Drama and Musical Theatre.

Classes, Workshops, & Events

 An adventurous time for ages 8 – 14
June 17 – 21, 2024.
 Find more information through the button below! 


All SCHOOL DAY Performances are open to classes/groups of school age children.

PUBLIC Performances are open to the general public.

School Day Production tickets are $7 per person.
For every ten (10) students booked, a class will receive one (1) free adult ticket.
Accessibility needs should be specified in your reservation.

A Social Story and accessibility details, to prepare for our performances, is available HERE.

To reserve your class, email Artistic Director, Elise Charny at with an initial email of interest and she will get your reservation started!

Honk, JR 


School Day Performances:
Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 9:30am 

Friday, September 20, 2024 at 9:30am

Public Performance:
Friday, September 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Type: Musical

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 audiences to equal part amounts of laughter and tears. 

Ugly looks quite different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out.  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 that being different is not a bad thing to be. 

Thank you to our Series Sponsor:

Thank you to our School Day Sponsors:

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Annie, JR 


School Day Performances:
Thursday, December 5, 2024 at 9:30am 

Friday, December 6, 2024 at 9:30am

Public Performance:
Friday, December 6, 2024 at 6:30pm

Type: Musical

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.  Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan.  Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary, Grace Farrell, and a loveable mutt named Sandy. 

Thank you to our Series Sponsor: 

Thank you to our School Day Sponsors:

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BG OnStage presents: Pan!


School Day Performances:
Thursday, March 20, 2025 at 9:30 am 

Friday, March 21, 2025 at 9:30 am

Public Performance:

Friday, March 21, 2025 at 6:30 PM

Type: Play

This condensed adaptation of Peter Pan does an amazing job of retaining all the critical story elements. You’ll meet the dog Nana, who can’t stop the Darling children from following Peter and Tinkerbell through the open nursery window to Neverland.  There, they make friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily as they encounter Captain Hook, his gang of wily pirates, and of course, the ticking crocodile. 

This fast-paced show is packed with adventure and is ideal to introduce the boy who won’t grow up to the next generation. 

Thank you to our Series Sponsor:

Thank you to our Music Director Sponsor: 

Thank you to our School Day Sponsors:


Summary provided by Pioneer Drama. 

Auditions For
Annie, JR

Auditions date for Annie, JR are: 

Friday, August 30 from 5pm-7pm
Saturday, August 31 from 1pm-3pm
Sunday, September 1 from 3pm-4pm 

Actors need to only attend one audition day; whichever audition date/time best works with their schedule. 

We are looking to cast actors ages 8-18!  

Actors will audition in small groups. At auditions, they will read with an audition side (a cut of the script) and be taught a dance combination.  They will need to prepare and audition with one of the music cuts provided.  Those will be available here; please check back at the beginning of August.

Once the actor is finished auditioning, they are free to go. This is not a “drop-off” event. 

If you are unable to attend auditions in person, you are welcome to send in a video audition of your song.  Please email Elise at for side options. 

The Character Breakdown for Annie, JR can be found HERE



Elise Charny
GSA & College Audition Prep
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In person lesson rates, $35/half an hour & $50/hour for GSA and College Audition Prep. 

Call 270-904-5016 or email

Past BG OnStage Productions

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR.

The Hobbit

Alice in Wonderland JR

Beauty and the Beast

Junie B Jones: Jingle Bells

School House Rock JR

Into the Woods

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS

Elf JR

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Seussical JR

Frozen JR

Tiffany Gilly-Forrer

Class Instructor

Tiffany Gilly-Forrer (she/her), hailing from Portland, OR, has an MFA in Acting from LSU where she was certified to teach Seven Pillars Acting. She’s taught acting to students ranging 7 to 70 years old at studios, theatre companies, and universities across the US. Recent work includes being published in the anthology Vocal Traditions: Training in the Performing Arts, producing a two-person cabaret in NYC, and Dialect Coaching for UT and UNCG.

She and her husband, Chris are travel-obsessed nerds who both share a passion for theatre, film, and their two cats, Ridley and Houdini.

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 is still running today. For the last eight 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, Louisville University, and Western Kentucky University. As Education Director, Elise is very excited to be a part of the SKyPAC family and to continue bringing quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Lea Schenk

Vocal Instructor

Léa Schenk is a current BFA Theatre student at WKU where she most recently played the lead role of Jo March in Little Women The Broadway Musical. She is a trained Mezzo-Soprano who has studied with teachers across multiple continents, notably at Antibes Conservatoire de Music et d’Arts Dramatique in France, and more locally with renowned opera singers Elizabeth Batton and Grammy winner, Garrett Sorenson. Léa is a Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts 2019 Vocal Music Alum, and Student Ambassador for GSA. She graduated from the Youth Performing Arts High School in 2020 majoring in Orchestra (viola) and Design & Production where she was heavily involved as a Stage Manager and many more positions in the theatre department. She was a part of the inaugural season of the Youth Opera Program at Kentucky Opera in Louisville. She is currently working on her solo music project Resident Alien an indie folk album that she has been working on since 2017 which she has been readapting for the stage as a Solo Performance. She is also in the process of composing and writing a musical, Ashes, that is set to be proposed as a studio show at WKU in Spring 2023.


Her love for the arts is what brought her into the world of theatre, and more recently musical theatre. She has spent her whole life rounding herself into a jack-of-all-trades and has wound up finding her place in the theatre, both behind the table as a part of the production team and as a performer. She is currently working behind the table on BG Onstage’s The Addams Family as their Stage Manager.


Her training uses classical techniques to support modern musical styles, so to marry the modern sound with healthy and sustainable breathing and singing techniques. Though she was trained classically, she started her singing career like everyone else, with the help of modern pop and of course, The Phantom of the Opera, which she calls the gateway to classical singing.