Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
ABOUT THE WEBSITE
What is StageClick.com?
It is the new community theater website. Along with current news, articles,
reviews, and videos, it lists and cross-references details on people, shows,
producers, and venues in your area. If you've ever seen imdb.com, this is the
community theater version of that.
Take a look at some examples of ideal show / person records - filled with images
Wait, aren't there already a few sites that do that? Like ibdb.com,
iobdb.com, or theatredb.com?
Are _you_ listed on any of those sites? Probably not. Those sites have
all the info on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (And theatredb.com hasn't been
updated in 3 years)
StageClick has all the info on YOU and the productions in your area. It also
produces its own news content on theatrical topics in your area.
Who is this website for?
Its for anyone who has any interest in local theater:
You can read up on local theater news, as well as find out what shows are on
stage now, or will be soon. You can also read more information about the people
who are in those shows.
- The Theater Community
Members of the theater community can find audition notices, read up on local
news, reviews, interviews, and keep their online resume up-to-date
- Producers and Theaters
This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your shows and
- Directors / casting agents
There's a wealth of information about local talent and past shows right at
your fingertips. Need to find a guy about 6 feet tall with dark hair who can
sing baritone? What about someone who can run lights for your next show? While
picking your next season, how great would it be to browse through pictures of
some shows done in other cities?
Where does all the data come from?
Michael Cahill graciously donated his time to help kick-start the site by
filling in as much data as possible from his plethora of programs, newspapers,
and various other sources. But now that the site has been released to the
public, ANYONE can contribute. The information in the database is ultimately
controlled by YOU. You can add / change anything on the site once you're signed
up as a member. To learn how, watch the How-To 'Help' videos.
How did my information get on here?
You didn't list all of my credits!
I didn't give you permission to post this!
I'm creeped out that someone knew I was in that show!
This credit or that credit is totally inaccurate - how dare you misrepresent me!
StageClick.com is a free website controlled by its users from across the
country. The information on StageClick.com is entered by its registered members
using show programs, newspapers, the internet or other reference materials as a
source. Therefore, pages may not be accurate or complete, especially since data
is entered show by show and not person by person. Most likely, your credits
listed here were entered by someone you know involved in those productions.
If you would like to claim and update your page, you can
register for free.
Why would you let just anyone add / change data on the website?
This is a “User-Submitted Content’ website, meaning everything is contributed by
the users of the site. As a member, you are welcome to add / change anything
that you like (provided it is real, valid information). You may have seen other
websites that work this way, the most popular being Wikipedia.org, the world’s
largest encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It operates under the assumption that
the community, as a whole, will provide accurate information and work towards
maintaining a thorough and complete collection.
What if someone lists incorrect information or vandalizes pages?
There are a few things that should help keep this down to a minimum:
1. In order to edit anything, you must be registered as a user on the site.
2. Once you have claimed a ‘person’ page as your own, no one can edit your
‘person’ page except you.
3. Every change that is made anywhere on the website is tracked, and a history
is kept of what changed, who made the change, and when. Because of this, if you
see that something was changed incorrectly, the data can be reverted back. This
also helps protect against vandalism. If vandalism is reported, the offending
account will be banned from the website, and the changed records will be
reverted back. Then we’ll drag them to the center of town and stone them to
4. Any change to a show/person name, or a show/audition date will be monitored.
Since the actual dates of a show or audition are sensitive, we will keep a close
eye on this. (Ex: If someone incorrectly adds an extra day to a show, people may
plan to go to a show on that day)
Why did you change the name from NolaTheatre to StageClick? Isn't this just for
Although New Orleans has the most shows / people listed in the database, the
website is growing quickly, and plans are already underway to take over the
world - city by city - much like the aliens in Independence Day ;)
Why isn’t my name / show / theater / production company listed?
You are more than welcome to register and list your shows / organizations.
The website is 'show-centric'. Meaning, to add a person, producer or
venue, you must first create a show and add the venues / producers to the show.
How do I enter / change information?
Check out the How-To videos in the ‘Help’ section. They will walk you through
That headshot you have of me is horrible/out of date/too grainy/too
small/etc…! Where did you get that?
As hard as it was to pull together all the show information, getting pictures
was even harder. The only places we could find pictures were some show programs
and a few websites. Usually, scanning a small headshot out of a show program
doesn’t produce a quality picture. If you have an updated / better quality /
larger photo, please upload it to your page. Same goes for any other picture on
I have lots of pictures to contribute. Can I upload them?
Who doesn’t love lots of pictures? I’m sure we all have volumes and volumes of
pictures from a lot of shows that we were in. Every picture you upload makes us
1000 words stronger. However, please don’t upload 37 different shots of you from
different angles making a slightly different pose. That’s pretty boring to look
at and a waste of space. Instead, pick a good cross-section of your pictures
that represents the show well, and upload those to the show’s gallery. After
you’ve uploaded the picture, be sure to type in the names of the people who are
in it. It will automatically cross-reference the picture to that person’s page,
as well as display who’s in it when someone views it.
I just uploaded some pictures, but they’re not showing up on the page.
This website is for people of all ages – including those under 18. We have to be
careful with pictures. Every picture that is uploaded to the site must be
screened before it is made public. Besides the obvious reasons, we also have to
make sure that uploaded pictures are relevant. We don’t want you uploading a
picture of your Aunt Mildred to the photo gallery of your last show. She may be
a nice person and all, but she wasn’t in the show.
I do not want my personal information / picture on the internet. Can you
take it off?
I can understand if you don’t want your picture up. You are welcome to change
anything you like on your page – ultimately, it is up to you. But keep in mind
that other people who are involved in shows with you may add your name to the
cast / staff. Information about the shows that you were involved in is public
knowledge – how else did we find it to put it up there?
I want to add a review for a show. The review is already on another
website. Should I link to it or copy it?
Usually, if you found the review on someone else's website (like a newspaper's
website), that article is copyrighted and may not be duplicated on our site. In
that case, you should fill in the title of the article, the author, date, and
source, then just paste the web link to the article. If you wrote the review,
or you own the article, you may not only link to your own website, but you may
choose to paste the entire text onto our site. (Copyright issues are the main
concern. We may not have copyrighted material on our website without the
permission of the author and/or owner of the material).
Can you add the ability to <_____> on the site?
We welcome all comments and suggestions on how we can make this a better
website. There's always plenty of room for improvement.
How do you pay for this if it’s free?
Yes, running a website like this does cost money. We will rely on advertisements
to pay the bills. So if you want to show your support, take notice of the ads on
the pages. If one of the ads interests you, click on it to visit their site. The
more people who continue to come to the site, the more people will advertise. So
spread the word about the site and please keep coming back. If you’d like to
advertise on the site or become a sponsor, please contact