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When she’s not teaching children’s ballet and dance classes at Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance (MSTDA), Canadian born Haley Ostir is deeply entrenched in the life of a triple threat Broadway actress. Currently cast in the role of rehearsal swing for the Jersey Boys Tour Company, Ostir must learn all three female parts of the show, and like an understudy on steroids, jump in to play any one of them as needed.

"It don’t me...

Next week launches the final week of the enormously popular Broadway Boot Camps at Main Street Theatre Dance Alliance (MSTDA), and there is still time to register. Broadway Boot Camps are an exciting new intensive workshop experience created by MSTDA assistant director Kimbirdlee and Jonathan Fadner in which children can learn and explore musical theater. This July, Jonathan directed the first boot camp to focus on kids creating an original musical fr...

Fade is what they refuse to do.  Disappearing into the background is not going to happen.  Fighting to ensure their fate does not befall the youth of future generations is what they are doing with all their might. And they are healing through the redemptive power of words. 

FADE is a new play by Coler Hospital-based non-profit Open Doors opening this weekend at Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance's Howe Theatre. Joel Francois and the...

This weekend 48 Roosevelt Island kids in three different casts will take the stage in the Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance (MST&DA) children’s musical theater production of Beauty & the Beast Jr.   

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Beauty & the Beast Jr.  tells the story of an arrogant prince cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds his true love. Belle, the quirky, dre...

We have great theater all around us in New York City, and you don’t always need to travel across the river to see it. Oh What A Lovely War is coming to Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance’s (MSTDA) Howe Theater on March 29, and it promises to be a moving and thought provoking night of intense theater. The production evolved out of MSTDA’s adult musical theater class.  Performed by both seasoned actors as well as those newer to the stage, this rivetin...

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