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Programs include open registration and audition-only productions (musicals & straight plays) for children, teens & adults, summer camps for children, and classes in theater skills, including basic technical theater, for children, teens and adults.

The base funding for all programs is tuition or class fees. This funding is to be used for scholarships, and various other company expenses that will be augmented by ticket sales, special events, grants and donations.

Administration of our programs will be respectful, responsible, fair, inclusive, organized, efficient and non-bureaucratic. Our policies will be clear, logical and accessible.

We are committed to having a Spanish-speaking administrator to be accessible to Spanish-speaking families. We will offer theater classes in Spanish each year.

We intend to seek and pursue community service opportunities and exchanges, and to become a valuable resource to Santa Cruz County.

Productions

Open Productions for Children Ages 7-12 & 10-16

Annual Musical Theatre productions that will be open to all levels of performers.
Straight Theatre productions that will be open to all levels of performers.

  • Registration is first come first served until we meet our cast size limit.
  • Auditions and casting will take place in the first two weeks of production cycle.
  • Rehearsals for these performances will include multiple levels of training in all aspects of theatre.
  • Casting will be at the sole discretion of the director of each production, with input from the casting panel.

Audition Only Productions for Teens Ages 13-19

Musical Theatre productions cast by audition.

Straight Theatre productions cast by audition.

  • Auditions and casting will take place 2 to 3 months in advance of the first rehearsal.
  • Rehearsals for these performances will assume a much greater level of preparation on the part of the cast well before the first rehearsal.
  • Casting will be at the sole discretion of the director of each production, with input from the casting panel.

These shows will provide opportunities for local teens to experience competitive auditions amongst their peer group in their community. Teens who are serious about pursuing theatre as a profession or avocation need the chance to measure their own skill progression with their peers so they can identify and improve on their weaker areas of development.

Adult Productions

Annual Musical Theatre production for young adults.

Specific type of production to be determined.

Classes

Adults and Teens

  • Improvisation Series
  • Improv Live Performance Group

Intro to Musical Theatre

A Fun Survey Class to Update Your Musical Database.

Tech Series

  • Lighting the Stage for AAT Productions.
  • Running Soundboard and Microphones for AAT Productions.
  • Set Design for AAT Productions.
  • Costumes for AAT Productions.

Children and Teens Classes

Winter Season Harmony

  • Carols and song from a variety of traditions with public performances.
  • Other classes and schedules to be determined.

Summer Theatre Camps

  • Camp is three weeks, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 4:00.
  • There will always be a final recital at the end of camp-usually a Friday evening.
  • Full day participants have enrollment priority.
  • A limited number of participants may choose a partial day option.
  • Daily classes will be offered in - Improvisation, Dance, Acting, Voice & Music Theory.
  • Each class will be 1 hour & 20 minutes long, with a 10-minute break between classes and a 30-minute lunch break.
  • The quality of our teaching staff is of the utmost importance to us. The personal and professional qualities we look for are:

    • Proven positive communication skills with children the age they are teaching
    • Expertise in their subject
    • Well-organized in the classroom
    • Group management skills
    • Reliable & work well with colleagues
    • Creativity, open-mindedness & respect

Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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