Dare to Dream

From Stage to Screen

Performing Arts Academy

Welcome!

From Stage to Screen


is the premiere Performing Arts Academy located in Huntington, Long Island


From Stage to Screen alumni attend some of the best colleges & musical theater programs in the country. Founded by Gene and Jennifer Forman, both who have a background in Musical Theater, Broadcasting & TV/Film, From Stage to Screen hires working Broadway actors to teach its students every facet of the business!

Some of our top instructors include Newsies' Ryan Steele, Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, original Hamilton cast member, Carleigh Bettiol, A Chorus Line & West Side Story's Natalie Cortez, Jenn Colella of Come From Away, as well as Broadway veterans Jeffrey Schechter, Heather Parcells & Josh Grisetti, to name a few!

From Stage to Screen received the award for Best Arts Academy in the Huntington Area by the Huntington Arts Program, multi nominee for Best of Long Island in the Arts and Education category and in 2014, Program Director, Gene Forman received a Tony Award Nomination for Theatre Education.


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What a thrill it was to interview mega Hollywood and theatre director/producer, Andy Fickman!  Andy sat with us for over 2 hours and Gene had the privilege of interviewing him. He was incredibly gracious and informative. And an incredible storyteller.
He validated everything we teach our students. When you work hard, never give up, and strive to give your students only the best, occasionally you have experiences like this. Gene says, "I'm stepping out of the program director box for a moment to say that even at my age I had the chance to do something I haven't done in a while. I had the chance to interview a major player in show business and felt great about it afterwards. That's the beauty of dreams. They're not reserved only for the young." Those in attendance won't forget that night for years to come. The night Andy Fickman came to From Stage to Screen and talked to our students.


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12 Angry Jurors at the Playroom Theater in NYC


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We'd like to congratulate our student Jillian Weiner on her professional debut last Sunday singing in front of close to 20,000 people at the Knicks game. It was a proud moment for all of us. To see someone begin to realize a dream is the most amazing feeling. And to be a small part of it is as rewarding as can be. She took center court and sang like a pro. Way to go Jillian. Way to go!!


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Scholarship News!

Say hello to the recipient of our first annual Senior Leadership Scholarship award, Kaleigh Liebler!

The From Stage to Screen Leadership Award was started this year by a parent who has a child in our program. She was very moved and extremely complimentary of
the way we acknowledge our seniors and by our academy in general. She felt that Kaleigh exemplified the leadership skills that represent the studio and the goals we aspire to for our students.

Congratulations to Kaleigh, who will attend Providence College this fall! We couldn't be prouder of you and all your accomplishments. And thank you to our student's parent for creating this award! What a great day for the studio, and of course for Kaleigh. Our motto has always been, and always will be, quality people first, performers second. Very excited at the direction we're headed. Perfect day.

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Last September, From Stage to Screen lost our good friend, Jon Parker. Jon appeared in our teen production of West Side Story, and our parent production of Grease. Gene also had the great pleasure to play opposite Jon in a show that had an extended run. Jon was great to work with and a really good performer. And such a great person.

We're proud to say that the first From Stage to Screen Jon Parker Scholarship Award for Courage was awarded to a deserving student for the upcoming semester. This award will cover tuition for a class at the studio, and was awarded with the consent of Jon's lovely wife, Andrea Parker.  A toast to Jon Parker. As quality a person as you would ever want to meet.




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Heathers was a huge hit!

Larry O'Keefe, co-writer/lyricist/composer of Heathers the Musical, and Andy Fickman, the Director of the Off-Broadway production of Heathers came to our show and were gracious to spend time with our cast and production team after the show!

We're not the only ones excited about our alumni production of Heathers the Musical!

"Our first Education Spotlight features two-time Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award Winner, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL. The show is getting a revamp with new music and scene changes! Directed by original cast member and Long Island Native Dan Domenech, the writers have allowed him to beta test this never-before-seen version of the show with current students and Alumni of From Stage to Screen, Long Island's Premiere Performing Arts Academy! If all goes well, this will become the official version of the show!"


                                                                                              BroadwayWorld Education Spotlight 8/8/17


Click here to read the article:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Education-Spotlight-Photos-of-Student-Cast-of-HEATHERS-With-Dan-Domenech-20170808



"The level of commitment from the students is inspiring and their history as students of Stage to Screen added an element of confidence and trust from day one that can take weeks to develop when starting up a new production. Kevin Murphy, 'Heathers' book writer, has been sending over changes that really serve the piece well and keep the heart of what made the show popular intact," said this production's director, Broadway performer and Heathers original cast member Dan Domenech, in a statement.

"It's wonderful to see the students getting the first-hand experience of what it's like working with a new material on a show like this," he added.


BroadwayWorld News Desk 8/2/17


Click here to read the article:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Dan-Domenech-Directs-a-Revised-Version-of-HEATHERS-The-Musical-811-13-20170802




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Congratulations!

We're proud to announce that one of our students shot her first commercial for JetBlue, through From Stage to Screen and Jana Kogen of Kogen Management. This cutie recently signed with the talent agency Innovative Artists NY and is being managed by Kogen Management.


Click here to watch Fallon's first commercial (she's the blonde at the beginning)!


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Summer Intensive!

In just four weeks, our students learned about working on film and applying special effects makeup.  They danced, they acted, they went to a Broadway show.  They had master classes with industry professionals and even got some outdoor time at West Hills Day Camp.  And, oh yeah, they put on a full-length production of Footloose the Musical!  What an intense (and fun!) summer it was!

In The News!


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Our Annual Variety Show


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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Physics Theater in NYC


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Godspell


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Our Talented Instructors!

Our musical theatre pianist, voice teacher, and vocal/musical director Michael Radi's new musical The King’s Legacy is terrific!




Michael was joined by From Stage to Screen's own Jacque Carnahan, along with It Shoulda Been You's Jillian Louis, Hamilton's Betsy Struxness, and Finding Neverland's Teal Wicks to perform

The Songs of Michael Radi at Feinstein's/54 Below (click links below for some video of this talent)!  Songs from The King's Legacy and several of Michael's other projects, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow were featured.




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Our musical theatre and tap instructor Jacque Carnahan's (Artistic Director) Arts for Autism production was an incredible experience! 

The Broadway community came together for a fantastic one night only performance at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit Autism Speaks! From Wicked, to Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen to Hamilton, Broadway soloists performed to inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding. They were joined by young artists from across North America who auditioned for the opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage and support this amazing cause.

www.artsforautism.net


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Our hip-hop instructor, Karen Ng, presented new choreography work in the Leg Up on Life Showcase!  which benefits The Trevor Project.  Click here to read all about it on Playbill.com


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Peter Pan


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High School Musical (Intermediate Students)


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High School Musical (Teens)


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The Sound of Music


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From Stage to Screen Performed in Disney World!

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Tony Award Nomination!

We're excited to announce that Gene was nominated for an

EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE EDUCATION AWARD!

 About the Excellence in Theatre Education Award:

The Tony Awards(R) and Carnegie Mellon University are proud to present this honor, established to celebrate the educators who transform lives through the power of the arts.

Visit TonyAwards.com/EducationAward for more details.

 Congratulations to Gene! 

 

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HuntingTony Awards!

Congratulations to our From Stage to Screen students who were nominated for
2017 HuntingTony Awards!

The HuntingTony Awards honor students who participate in the nine public high school
performing arts programs in the Town of Huntington

Matty Levenberg received two nominations--one in the Lead Actor in a Musical  category for the role of Sky Masterson and one as Best Male Vocalist in Harborfields' production of Guys and Dolls

Sammy Schapero received two nominations--one in the Lead Actress in a Musical category for the role of Sarah Brown and one as Best Female Vocalist in Harborfields' production of Guys and Dolls



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"From Stage to Screen" is the premiere Performing Arts Academy located in Huntington, Long Island.

Our staff includes NYC professionals and adults who have years of experience in either Musical Theatre, Acting for the Stage or TV and Film. We provide classes that rival those in New York City for students on Long Island who love or are interested in the performing arts. Our hope is not only to help our students grow as actors in a safe and fun environment, but also to help them discover more about themselves and walk away as more confident people.

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FROM STAGE TO SCREEN

 

589 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington

(west of Oakwood Road/across from West Hills Day Camp)


For more information call Gene Forman, Director

(631) 423-4440