Enter for a gift of $150 towards Performing Arts Classes at The Rep Academy!

Seacoast Kids Calendar is honored to annually help find a local child wishing to take dance, music or theatre classes at The Rep Academy! 

Each year in May we’re delightfully tasked with sharing the “Set to Be” scholarship funds of $150 to one lucky winner.

How did the “Set to Be” scholarship come about?

A local and regular theatre go-er (who wishes to be nameless here) had been moved by Isabella “Bean” Baer’s performance in The Music Man at The Seacoast Rep last winter. As he read Isabella’s bio, her name and nickname resonated deeply. His granddaughter who he admires so also goes by the nickname “Bean.” She too is talented in a way with many musical instruments and is on her way to her life goal of becoming an artist.

When the show ended he was able to meet Bean and was not only impressed with her talent but her focused and driven personality. His encounter with Isabella had him feeling he’s one of those trying to chase the what might have been. In turn he came up with giving a local child this small but perhaps very big impact of a gift that potentially helps someone find self-assurance alongside their dream.

His granddaughter provided the phrase on the 18th step — Set to Be! So it is also hoped this will help a young one become Set to Be!

Seacoast Rep had this to say: “This is such a heart warming story, please let this donor know that he picked an amazing role model in Bean. Not only is she an absolute joy to watch perform, she spends her time off the stage inspiring our kids every day.

The Rep Academy was also humbly honored and offered to match the scholarship donation bringing it to $150 each year for 10 years!

How do I enter my child?

Easy. Just email info@seacoastkidscalendar.com by Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

  • In the subject line put: Set to Be.
  • In the email include: your child’s age, last name & performing art interests

A winner for this class scholarship will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Who is Isabella “Bean” Baer?

Isabella “Bean” Baer grew up dancing on the Seacoast for over 19 years. Starting her dance career at Portsmouth School of Ballet, Isabella has traveled to California and New York to further her dance career the past few years. Not only is Isabella a dancer she also is a Musical Theater performer being in many productions around the Seacoast area the last 7 years.

The Isabella “Bean” Baer scholarship of $150 will go towards performing arts classes for a seacoast child wishing to explore this opportunity. This gift can be used towards classes of choice at The Rep Academy

The Rep Academy
The Rep Academy provides elite theatre education in the form of classes, camps, workshops, and Teen and Youth Productions, for all ages, taught by Broadway and Regional Theatre professionals, including Seacoast Rep’s own Rep Company members.

Our mission is to create a supportive, all-inclusive environment, where students with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds can collaborate to create and perform theater. To instill in them the skills they will need to develop into the best performers they can be. To challenge, engage and inspire students to celebrate the power of the performing arts by finding the beauty in our own uniqueness and the strength in our differences to build a more conscious and compassionate society. Learn more here: seacoastrep.org/youthprograms

If you would like to support a Rep Academy student or add to the Set To Be Scholarship find out how you can help support our programs at www.seacoastrep.org/donate


Seacoast Repertory Theatre & The Rep Academy
2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH




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