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Stagedoor is a documentary about the Stagedoor Manor summer camp, a theatrical program in the Catskills... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Barb Martin ... Herself - Camp director
Carl Samuelson ... Himself - camp founder
Robert Wright ... Himself - camper
Latasha Wright ... Herself - Robert's mother
Maddy Weinstein ... Herself - camper
Jacqueline Weinstein ... Herself - Maddy's mother
Alan Weinstein ... Himself - Maddy's father
Doug Quinn ... Himself - acting teacher
Randi Kleiner ... Herself - camper
Ellen Kleiner ... Herself - Randi's mother
Jeff Murphy ... Himself - Our Time Cabaret director

Nicole Doring ... Herself
Roxane Sigona ... Herself - Nicole's mother
Taylor Rabow ... Himself
Fred Rabow ... Himself - Taylor's father
Susan Barker ... Herself - Taylor's mother
Konnie Kittrell ... Herself - director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Skylar Astin ... Himself
Ian Joseph ... Himself

Rose Marziale ... Herself

Michelle Simone Miller ... Herself - Camper

Kat Pogo ... Herself

Directed by
Alexandra Shiva 
Produced by
Jason Blum .... executive producer
Penelope Falk .... co-producer
Alexandra Shiva .... producer
Lily Thorne .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Daniel B. Gold 
Wolfgang Held 
Martina Radwan 
Film Editing by
Penelope Falk 
Sound Department
Brad Bergbom .... sound
David Corcoran .... sound recordist
David Ellinwood .... supervising sound editor
Josh Isaac .... additional sound recordist (as Joshua Isaac)
Brian Miksis .... sound
Tony Volante .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Andy Goldman .... graphic design
Editorial Department
Andy Hanna .... assistant editor
Chris Mole .... on-line editor
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist: high definition
Music Department
Steven Anderson .... music coordinator
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Victoria S. Cook .... legal counsel
Kerthy Fix .... transcriber
Andy Goldman .... title designer
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
Iddo Arad .... thanks
Samantha Baraf .... thanks
Matthew Bauman .... thanks
Etai Benson .... thanks (as Etai Benshlomo)
Katie Berman .... thanks
Joshua Blum .... thanks
Tina Chai .... thanks
Daisy Chaplin .... thanks
Sandy Chaplin .... thanks
Bradley Chema .... thanks
Bradley Cherna .... thanks
Alison Corke .... thanks
Jeremy Dawson .... thanks
Emma Demar .... thanks
David Falk .... thanks
Aaron Gelbman .... thanks
Leigh Gerber .... thanks
Todd Graff .... thanks
Bill Graves .... thanks
Gordon Greenberg .... thanks
Diane Halling .... thanks (as Diane Needham)
Kalen Hariouk .... thanks
Max Hausman .... thanks
Miles Jacoby .... thanks
Ian Joseph .... thanks
Harvey Kleiner .... thanks
Paul Kloss .... thanks
Amy Lederman .... thanks
Sean MacDonald .... thanks
Jonathan Marc Marc .... thanks
Carolyn McNight .... thanks
Nicole Milbrod .... thanks
David Moellenkamp .... thanks
Adam Moreno .... special thanks
Brian Muller .... thanks
Larry Nye .... thanks
Doug O'Connor .... thanks
Harold Prince .... thanks
Judy Prince .... thanks
David Quinn .... thanks
David Quinn .... thanks
Cindy Samen .... thanks
Jonathan Samen .... thanks
Carl Samuelson .... in memory of
Deborah Samuelson .... thanks
Elsie Samuelson .... in memory of
Lithe Sebesta .... thanks
Toby Shimin .... thanks
Gil Shiva .... thanks
Shana Vaccaro .... thanks
Jeff Ward .... thanks
Debra Waxman .... thanks
Jessica Waxman .... thanks
Kathleen Whysner .... thanks
Gavin Wiesen .... thanks
Brittany Zaken .... thanks
Hillary Zipperstein .... thanks

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USA:79 min

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Kids at a performance camp, 22 April 2012
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Stagedoor" is a documentary about Stagedoor Manor, a camp in the Catskills for young people who love to perform or want to make show business a career.

These kids are all ages, from middle school to teens; many of them feel like misfits in their schools, lots of them have ADD, about 70% (according to one of the administrators) of the boys are gay. The documentary focuses on five kids and takes us through auditions, acting class, dress rehearsal, and performance -- at the end of the camp, there are 12 productions, plus the 40 most talented go to two hotels and do a cabaret show.

It was certainly interesting, but too much was crammed into 1 hour and 19 minutes. While the documentary focused on five kids, it was pretty scattered in parts, and frankly, if they hadn't told us they were focusing on these people, I wouldn't have known it.

Also interesting was some insight into the home lives -- the mother who didn't want her boy in Newark during the hot summer, the parents who were pretty sure their daughter didn't have any talent but let her go because she loved it, the young girl with the autistic brother, all fascinating glimpses into what brings a child into concentrating on heightened imagination.

I would have loved to have seen more of the actual performing or auditions. There was a lot of footage of kids standing around talking and hugging. And some of it was just high school stuff - the cabaret clique, the forbidden kissing game, a stern lecture from one of the administrators.

It's always nice to see young people and their great energy and ambitions before the outside world gets hold of them. And it's great to know there's a place for them to exercise their talent.

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