To engage and inspire through innovative theatrical experiences and dynamic youth arts education.
VISION STATEMENT: Through fostering collaboration between community artisans and professional artists nationwide, Main Stage seeks to strengthen the artistic, cultural, and economic development of Humboldt County.
Main Stage produces a three show season of musicals at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts annually in addition to special events. Our artistic mission is centered producing reimagined classics and new works. Our Youth Division also programs a variety of youth education opportunities running throughout the year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF
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Main Stage Humboldt is a proud member of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce.
Main Stage's beginnings started as a small group of young artists , focused on performing material from new musical works. The group was founded by Humboldt local, Daphne Endert. This early iteration of the company performed anywhere from school talent shows to museums and private parties. In the fall of 2014, the company became a DreamMaker project under the Ink People Center for the Arts and debuted British Composer Ethan Lewis Malby's Ada Lovelace at the Morris Graves Museum of Art of the first time in the United States.
With a strong company of young artists, and a chance for collaboration with Bay Area talent, the company's first
Main Stage production The Sound of Music was scheduled to open in July of 2015.
While the company's original vision was to perform out of much smaller venues, a change of scheduling and a search for a performance space just three weeks shy of the first opening night, eventually led the company to the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, our artistic home for the past 6 years.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Main Stage incorporated as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and operates as a developing professional theater.
We continue to honor our beginnings by further developing the arts in Humboldt through collaboration between local artists and professional artists nationwide. Main Stage also continues to foster new musical theatre works and provide local youth with dynamic arts training and performance experiences.