When the curtain goes up these campers turn on the talent! "By turns comical and compassionate" (Variety) STAGEDOOR is a lively portrait of a group of talented teenagers who head off to theater camp leave their problems behind and let their inner divas shine. Stagedoor Manor is a Catskills camp where America's youngest aspiring Broadway stars-kids more interested in Auntie Mame than Britney Spears-gather to sing and dance their hearts out. In essence life becomes a cabaret and the kids in Alexandra Shiva's enchanting documentary become it's shining stars. Some see camp as a means of escaping the troubles of their home lives; others see it as a step towards becoming Stagedoor's next star like notable camp alums Natalie Portman (Stars Wars) and Zach Braff (Garden State). Whether finding shelter from the real world dreaming of their name in lights or simply seeking a place to express their myriad talents the gifted children at Stagedoor Manor rehearse compete pull together impressive productions and learn a lot about themselves.
Director: Alexandra Shiva