Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Registration open for Summer on Stage: Arizona Theatre Company Programs for high school students


From: Steve Carr [] On Behalf Of Steve Carr
Sent: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:35 AM
Subject: Summer on Stage: Arizona Theatre Company Programs Teach Students Theatre From Every Angle




            TUCSON, Ariz. (May 7, 2014): Arizona high school students can experience nearly every aspect of theatre production – from acting, voice, dance and movement to playwriting, theatrical design, directing and sets, lighting, costumes and sound – during Arizona Theatre Company’s five-week theatre-training programs, Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage.

            The programs run concurrently and collaboratively from June 23 – July 25, Monday through Friday, culminating in performances during the final week at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.  Classes are taught by ATC staff, local theatre artists and theatre teachers.

            During the first three weeks of Summer on Stage in studio classrooms at the University of Arizona Theater Arts Building, students will spend their days in morning classes and afternoon rehearsals for the summer productions.  Full-day rehearsals take place the final two weeks of the program in the ATC rehearsal hall and onstage at the Temple of Music and Art, where technical elements will be incorporated.  

            Students enrolled in the Summer Backstage program, also led by ATC staff and professionals theatre designers and technicians, will help design and prepare lighting, sound, sets, props and costumes for the summer-ending production, for which they will serve as members of the backstage crew.  

            Registration deadline is May 31.  Registration forms are available online at   A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due when the forms are submitted.  Tuition -- $850 for Summer on Stage and $350 for Summer Backstage – can be paid in full or in installments.

            Limited scholarship funds are available.  Application forms also are available online.

            For more information and to see past production photos, visit



• April Jackson, Arizona Theatre Company Education Manager, (520) 884-8210, Ext. 7513

• Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., (602) 317-3040

About Arizona Theatre Company: Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC), is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the US that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 47th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives.




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