Experience The Next Stage

[image: Tasi Alabastro and Dane K. Lentz eating ice cream and laughing]
Tasi Alabastro and Dane K. Lentz in “Every Brilliant Thing,” which ran in autumn 2022 on the mainstage. Photo by Christian Pizzirani.
We started our streaming and video series in the dark days (and dark stages) of April 2020.

These days, the series is still going strong, and complements our mainstage productions. We love hanging out with our directors, actors, designers and other artists in the intimate Zoom room and getting the scoop in making theater!

Up next: Go backstage at Blithe Spirit on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. We’ll chat with director Mark Anderson Phillips, actors Lisa Mallette and Georgia Bell, and other artists to talk about our production of Noël Coward’s most popular comedy. To sign up, just “buy” a free ticket online, and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

The Next Stage started as a weekly program when we couldn’t make art on our stage.  Every week, we spotlighted artists in new plays, concerts, interviews and classes. Today, with the theater open, The Next Stage is a monthly series that often spotlights artists from our current mainstage show, offering deeper insight and up-close connections.

All programs are free to watch. But if you donate just $10 a month ($7 for season-pass holders), you’ll become a Next Stage member with lots of perks, including exclusive content and the knowledge that you’re supporting our artists.

Watch Past Shows

Did you miss a broadcast on The Next Stage? No worries! We make recordings of all our broadcasts available to watch for free on City Lights’ YouTube channel.

Next Stage Memberships

On The Next Stage, our shows are always free. While you can watch every broadcast for free, we offer membership access with lots of perks.