Be part of the action in producing a musical at the SPC Theater Summer Camp 2018 for high school and college students.
This year’s production will be Urinetown: The Musical, a satirical comedy that skewers the legal system, capitalism, bureaucracy, and corporate management – to name just a few.
SPC’s Associate Theater Professor Scott Cooper will direct. The production’s music director will be Tom Guthrie from Humanities and Fine Arts at the college.
Summer Musical Theater program
This summer-intensive program started in 2017 when the SPC Theater Department produced Fiddler on the Roof. High school and college students took part in the technical and performance side of the show. Both showings of the production sold out.
This program is open to ALL local students in both high school and college. You do not have to be a registered SPC student to sign up for this course.
“I ended up casting 32 students in the production and was able to use all 14 technical students. In five weeks, we put on a highly professional production of FIDDLER – built, painted, sewn, performed and put together by students,” Cooper said about the 2017 production.
Haley Groth, a student who took part in the 2017 camp as a technician, said, “I urge everyone, technical students and actors alike, to foray into the world of technical theater in the SPC summer theater program. I will apply what I learned here to the rest of my life, inside and outside of the theater.”
Theater Summer Camp 2018 details
- Auditions: 4:30 – 8 p.m., May 22 & 23 with callback May 24 at 4:30 p.m.
- TECH Interviews: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. May 22 & 23
- Rehearsals: May 29 -June 28 (12 -4 p.m. Monday-Friday)
- Tech Hours: May 29 -June 28 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday-Friday)
- Performances: June 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and June 30 & July 1 at 2 p.m.
Cost: $115. Scholarships are available.
Where: Arts Auditorium, SPC Clearwater Campus
Auditions and interviews
ACTORS: 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song (after 2000). Accompaniment will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
TECH: Bring pictures of shows you have worked on.
Please contact Professor Cooper, who heads the college’s theater department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.