Music Theatre Company

CTA’s newest company was formed in the spring of 2022 and named after the infamous stage left entrance of Theatre Salina, which is used by performers for rehearsals and production. It seemed appropriate to name our new music theatre company after a door that carries so much meaning in our theatrical world. These students audition for their spot in the company and are held to the highest standards at CTA. . Additionally SD1 members are required to audition for two SCT shows every year, as well as take part in all of the outreach programs CTA has partnered with.  They are considered leaders at CTA and practice encouraging mindful techniques both in class time and outside of class time.

Professional photography at Theatre Salina is done by Heartland Photography LLC

Upcoming Events


May 2023

Stage Door 1 will perform alongside their peers at this CTA showcase.
Final Schedule TBD

Meet the 2022 - 2023 Company

I am Carley Pierce and I am a junior at Ell-Saline. In my spare time I enjoy cooking for family and dabbling in makeup. Being able to develop and recognize your own emotions has been one of the things I love about music theatre at CTA. If I could be any color, I would be forest green.

I am Addilyn Jagodzinske, and I am a freshman at Salina Central. I enjoy sewing and working with kids in my free time. When I do musical theater I gain important values, like confidence, trust, and self-love. Because of musical theater, I am able to express myself and get out my ideas. If I were a color, I’d be Cranberry because it is a warm smooth color and can look very nice and also simplistic.

My name is Kaity Geist and I am a 10th grader at Salina South High School. My extracurricular activities include choir, dance, working out, and school theatre. Through performing arts I’ve learned how I can be more aware of my emotions and then use them in performances. If I could be any color I would be Lavender.

My name is Gabriel Freeland, and I am a freshman at Salina Central High School. I love playing the guitar and reading lots of books. I think that music theater practice helps me grow to become a better performer and it teaches me what I can do to improve myself. If I were a color, I would be Sky Blue because it’s a very happy color and it fits with a lot of other colors.

My name is Jasper Carter. I go to Salina South Highschool as a freshman. I often participate in theater at both the high school and Theatre Salina. I enjoy drawing, acting, makeup, and lots of other things. The value I get from musical theatre practice is the mindfulness. I’ve become more sure of myself as an actor ever since I’ve joined Stage Door 1, and I hope I keep growing. If I were a color, I believe I’d be a calm muted green.

My name is Mac Sheforgen and I am a ninth grader at Salina Central High School. I am involved in swimming, choir, and theater at school. Theater has really helped me be more confident in everyday scenarios. If I was a color I’d be orange.

Hi!  My name is Katie Morgan and I am a freshman with Kansas Connections Academy.  Outside of theatre I dance at the Tamara Howe School of Dance and I like to crochet.  One thing I love about theatre is all of the friends and memories you get to have.  If I were a color I would be purple.

My name is Erin Dolezal. I am an 8th grader at Smoky Valley Middle School. I play the flute, viola, and baritone saxophone. I also participate in tennis and scholar’s bowl. Music theatre practice is valuable to me because it gives me the skill to use my own emotions and feelings to help me. If I were a color I would be yellow because it reminds me of creativity and ambition.

I’m Mara and I’m a Junior at Southeast of Saline. I’m involved in forensics, drama, and the music department. Music theatre has made me more in touch with my own emotions. If I was a color I would be blue because I always wear blue.

My name is Hollis Murdock and I am an eighth grader at South Middle School. When I’m not at school or Stage Door 1, I enjoy dancing, hanging out with my friends, many different kinds of art, reading, playing guitar, and listening to music. I enjoy Stage Door 1 because it helps me regulate my emotions better and know how to deal with them, and how to use bad emotions for good. It also provides a healthy environment for learning different skills that can be used in and out of the classroom. If I were a color, I feel I would be dandelion yellow because it is a bright yet soft color and I am very happy and outgoing but also very mindful.

Hi, my name is Kinsleigh Showman. I’m an 8th grader at South Middle School. Outside of theater I enjoy Gymnastics, playing volleyball, running track, and cheering all for my school’s team’s. I value the many connections I get to make with myself and others through Theatre Salina and Stage Door One. If I were a color, I would be lavender purple!

My name is Sloan Homelvig. I am an 8th grader at Salina South Middle School. I dance at Theatre Salina, and I play guitar at SMS. The value I get from musical theatre practice is understanding my emotions more and getting to improve in acting. If I was a color, I would probably be a pastel purple.

Hi! My name is Camille Graber. I am a seventh grader at Lakewood Middle School. Along with Stage Door 1, I have been involved in lots of dance classes at Center for Theatre Arts for ten years, my favorite being ballet. Participating in theatre and dance helps me express myself and show what I love. I also value the friendships I have made through Theatre Salina. If I were a color I would be navy blue!

My name is Oscar Sheforgen, and I’m a seventh grader at Lakewood middle school. I love to play basketball and get together with friends in my free time. From my musical theater experiences, I have learned to speak in front of people without stress and how to show different emotions in unique ways. If I were a color I would be blue because I’m laid back and chill.