Summer Acting Workshop, Musical Theatre and Improv Classes

Fun-Filled Theatre Camps for Kids and Teens (Grades 3-12)
The skills developed—and explored—in SCR’s Summer Acting Workshop classes build confidence and self-esteem. The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR and introduces them to solving creative problems through inspiration and innovation! Enthusiastic and experienced professional artists will help students explore and deepen their understanding of the craft of acting and strengthen important life skills.

Classes meet in the safe and creative environment of Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years.

What's a day like at the camp? Each day begins with an invigorating all-camp warm-up. Class time follows, as students join their age groups for two lively hours of interactive instruction in voice, movement, character development and more—led by SCR’s staff of theatre professionals. The final hour is spent with special guests who bring to life various aspects of theatre, such as design, improvisation, combat, singing and playwriting—it's something different every day. The two-week ​camp concludes with students sharing their work onstage in a demonstration for invited family and friends.

Students and parents love the summer camp atmosphere.
 Read what they have to say about it!

SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP SCHEDULES | July - August 201​9

Tuition is $375​ per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
SESSION I
​July 1​5-2​7, 201​9


3-4 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
7-10 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
OR
3-4 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
5-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
7-8 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
9-12 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
SESSION II
​July ​29 - August 1​0, 201​9

3-4 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
​​​6-​​8 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
9-12 Grade: Meet from 9 a.m.-12 p.m
OR
​4-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
7-​10 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES | July - August 2019

Tuitions vary per session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
MUSICAL THEATRE
​​GRADES 7-12
July 1​5-2​7, 201​9, CLASS FULL
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
OR
July ​29 - Aug. 1​0 2019,
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This exciting and action-packed class teaches students how to audition for a musical role and then prepares them to perform that role. They’ll enjoy vocal work, while learning to interpret the music and the text. In other words, they’ll learn what it means to “act” a song and “sing” a scene. Throughout, emphasis will be on healthy use of the voice.

TUITION: $40​0

MUSICAL THEATRE
Grades 5-6
(Students who will be 10 years old by December 2019 are welcome to enroll.)
​July ​​29 - Aug. 1​0, 2019, 1-3 p.m.

Prerequisite:  are currently enrolled in SCR's Summer Acting Workshop, have completed SCR's Summer Acting Workshop or one or more sessions of the Year Program. 

In this exciting class, students will start to explore the world of musical theatre, including audition, rehearsal and performance techniques. Above all, they will learn what it means to "act" a song with emphasis on healthy use of the voice, how to work with others, how to sing with confidence, and, of course, lots of fun!

TUITION: $335

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES 8-12
​July ​​29 - Aug. 10, 201​9,
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Take your musical theatre skills to the next level! In this fun, fast-paced class, 8-12th grade students delve deeper into the skills necessary to believably perform a musical theatre scene. Week one, students will work on a short audition piece, as well as two ensemble numbers. In the second week, students will be given a duet, trio or quartet. For the returning and/or serious musical theatre performer!

Prerequisite: have taken Advanced Musical Theatre in SCR's Year Program or by video audition. To audition, please fill out this questionnaire and upload a video of a song from a musical.

TUITION: $​40​0
(enrollment by phone only)

TEEN IMPROV CLASS | July - August, 201​9

Tuition is $3​7​5 per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
For those entering 9th grade in the Fall 2019. Eighth-graders are welcome if they have completed at least a year in SCR’s Conservatory.

​July ​29 - August 1​0, 201​9, 1-4 p.m.


The pace is fast and the energy is high in this new class all about improvisation! Students will learn the rules and techniques of improv, with focus on creating Character, Relationship, Objective and Where (known by improvisors everywhere as CROW). Working with their classmates as an ensemble, they’ll have fun playing improv games and creating scenes on the spot.

TUITION: $3​​​7​5

​FOR RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY
(must have completed 2 of 3 sessions in our ​September-June program)

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES | July - August 2019

Tuitions vary per session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES ​4-6
June 24-28, 201​9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Final Performance: June 28 from 12-1 p.m.
Instructor: Erin McNally


For students in 4th-6th grade who have completed at least two 10-week sessions. In this exciting class, students will start to explore the world of musical theatre, including audition, rehearsal and performance techniques. Above all, they will learn what it means to "act" a song, with emphasis on healthy use of the voice, how to work with others and, of course, lots of fun!

Note: Also see the 5th-6th grade class in the Musical Theatre options listed above.

TUITION: $240
MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES 7-12
(for new and returning students)
July 1​5-2​7, 201​9,
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
OR
July ​29 - Aug. 1​0 2019,
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Instructors: Erin McNally & Rachel McLaughlan

See Musical Theatre listed above for more details

TUITION: $400

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES 8-12
(for new and returning students)
​July ​​29 - Aug. 10, 201​9,
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Erin McNally

See Musical Theatre listed above for more details

TUITION: $​40​0
(enrollment by phone only)

​PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE | July - August 2019

Tuitions vary per session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
Cancellation and refund policies.
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
GRADES 4-7
Ju​ly 29 - August 10, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: TBA

The performance Ensemble is for students who have completed at least two 10-week sessions in the Youth or Teen Acting Classes. Using skills learned in the Conservatory, students rehearse a performance piece to be performed for family and friends in the Nicholas Studio. Armed with a theme, text and their talent, students collaborate with their director and bring a play to stage in only 2 or 3 weeks. No audition is required to join.


TUITION:
$320
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
GRADES ​8-​12
June 8-27, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kristina Leach

The performance Ensemble is for students who have completed at least two 10-week sessions in the Youth or Teen Acting Classes. Using skills learned in the Conservatory, students rehearse a performance piece to be performed for family and friends in the Nicholas Studio. Armed with a theme, text and their talent, students collaborate with their director and bring a play to stage in only 2 or 3 weeks. No audition is required to join.


TUITION:
$420
SUMMER PLAYERS PRODUCTION

This is for returning students who must have completed at least one year in our Youth and Teen Acting Classes. The show (title to be announced in March) will be directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Acceptance into this program is through audition only. The auditions will be held in late April​-May and we’ll email more detailed information to eligible students by the end of March.

Dates: Rehearsals begin July 8, 2019, from ​1-6 p.m. Students will rehearse Monday​-Friday for 4 weeks​; ​have a technical week from August 5-9 usually from 1-8 p.m.; and will then have a pick-up rehearsal on Friday, August 16, before their final weekend of performances.

Public Performances: August 10, 11, 17 & 18 with performances at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

TUITION: $​​60​0

Classes meet weekly at Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years. The Theatre Conservatory and its staff of professional working artists have been an integral part of SCR from the theatre's start, with the goals of laying a strong training foundation and enriching the lives of all its students.

Would you like to register by phone or do you have questions?
Please call the Education Office at (714) 708-5510