Summer On Stage | Summer Backstage

The shows for Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage 2019 ARE COMING SOON!

Video courtesy of Second Nature Productions, LLC.

Video courtesy of Second Nature Productions, LLC.

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Summer On Stage

Develop performance skills and experience a professional rehearsal process with Summer on Stage! ATC staff and teaching artists support an extraordinary summer learning experience, leading students through a variety of acting, voice, and movement classes in the morning, and afternoon rehearsals leading to fully produced performances – one play and one musical – on the stage at the Temple of Music and Art.

Summer Backstage

Participants explore the wonders of technical theatre – costumes, set building and painting, props, sound design, and lighting – while creating a technical theatre portfolio and learning from ATC’s team of professional designers and technicians about theatrical design and management. This is done in preparation for their production role in the fully produced performances – one play and one musical.

Pricing & Registration

Pricing Information

Tuition prices for Summer on Stage 2019 are as follows. We accept personal checks, money orders, and major credit cards. You are welcome to pay your student’s tuition fees up front, along with the non-refundable Registration Fee, or you can make arrangements with us to pay in installments. If you’re paying in installments, tuition must be paid in full by June 11, 2019.

  • Non-refundable Registration Fee (due with registration form; does not count toward tuition prices, listed below): $50
  • Tuition if Registration Form and Fee are received / postmarked on or before April 1, 2019: $760
  • Tuition if Registration Form and Fee are received / postmarked between April 2 and May 26, 2019: $860
  • Tuition if Registration Form and Fee are received / postmarked between May 27 and June 16, 2019: $960

Tuition includes Summer on Stage Program T-shirt. Tuition discount information will be posted soon.

Tuition assistance may be available. Please fill out application form below.

Registration Forms

Registration is now open. Download the registration form below:

Registration Checklist

We need the following, along with your completed form, to process your registration.

  1. A written statement (100 words or less) that tells us why you want to spend five weeks of your summer vacation studying and working hard to create theatre with us.
  2. Something that articulates why the arts are important to you. Use words if you like, or draw, paint, photograph, make a short film or a piece of music. The format is not important and should not be considered an audition or a showcase of talent; we just want to see how brilliant and creative you are.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher (doesn’t have to be a theatre teacher).
  4. Non-refundable $50 Registration Fee (please indicate method of payment on the form).
Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration before 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2019, you will receive a refund for any paid tuition fees. No refunds will be given for any cancellations made after June 14, 2019. Written notification must be received for cancellations to be processed. Thank you for your understanding.

For questions about registration, please email Jasmine Roth, Tucson Education Associate, at jroth@arizonatheatre.org.


The schedule for Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage 2019 is coming soon!

Prepare For Your Session

What should I bring each day?
You are welcome to bring backpacks / bags, paper, and writing utensils. You NEED to bring water every day!!

What should I wear each day?
Plan to dress for comfort and safety. Wear clothes you can move in and shoes that cover your toes.

Audition Information (for Summer on Stage students):

  • All audition materials will be provided.
  • Auditions will take place on the second day.
  • Everyone auditions for both shows.
  • Everyone will be cast in one show, either the play or the musical.

Audition Tips:

  • Wear something simple, comfortable, and professional. You should be able to move in it. No graphic tees or distracting writing.
  • Don’t forget to BREATHE.
  • Practice your slate (introduction).
  • Make bold choices with the cold reading of monologues. (Everyone is reading the same thing – STAND OUT.)
  • Don’t rush. This is your moment – own it.
  • Enunciate.
  • Use the space – but stay away from pointless wandering / fidgeting feet.
  • Be committed to your choices.
  • Project, but don’t strain your voice.
  • Sing from your diaphragm – support the sound.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Take care of your voice / throat: avoid coffee and dairy.
  • Remember, nerves are normal.
  • Harness that nervous energy and create adrenaline.
  • If you make a mistake, keep going!!
  • Everyone has to sing. Everyone has different voices. We want to hear everyone’s voice.
  • Warm up your body. Stretch beforehand, and keep your muscles loose.
  • We know not everyone is a trained dancer, and that’s okay! Show us your personality. It’s not about the execution, it’s about the energy. Try, try, try!!