South Coast Rep Theatre Conservatory Sets Workshops, Productions Running July-Oct 2014

South Coast Rep Theatre Conservatory Sets Workshops, Productions Running July-Oct 2014

South Coast Repertory has announced its upcoming classes, workshops, performances and events for its theatre conservatory, July through October 2014. Details below!


July 2014


Session I: July 14-July 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

Session II: July 28-Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

Summer Acting Workshop is a two-week introduction to theatre for students new to South Coast Repertory. Kids and teens build self-esteem and confidence and make new friends within their peer groups-grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12.

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 program concludes with students sharing their work onstage in a demonstration project for invited family and friends.

TUITION: All classes are $330 per two-week session. To receive a sibling discount, enroll by mail or phone, call 714-708-5577.


Summer Musical Theatre Workshop

Three sessions to choose from:

July 14-July 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

July 14-July 26, 1-4 p.m.

July 28-Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m.

This South Coast Repertory workshop is open to all students entering grades 7-12 in the fall-from beginners to young pros. In an exciting and lively class, students learn how to audition for a musical role and then prepare to perform that role. They'll enjoy the 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 the class, emphasis will placed be on healthy use of the voice.

TUITION: $360 per two-week session


SUMMER Musical Theatre Workshop II

July 28-Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m.

This South Coast Repertory workshop is open to all students entering grades 7-12 in the fall, who want to take their musical theatre skills to the next level. In this fun, fast-paced class, students delve deeper into the skills necessary to perform a musical theatre scene believably. In week one, students work on a short audition piece, as well as two ensemble numbers. In week two, students work on a duet, trio or quartet. This session is great for the returning and/or serious musical theatre performer!

Prerequisite: a musical theatre class at SCR, or at least three years of SCR classes or by audition.

TUITION: $360. Enrollment is by phone only. Please call (714) 708-5510.



July 28-Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m.

This South Coast Repertory workshop is open to all students entering ninth grade in the fall, and to eighth graders who have completed a year in SCR's Conservatory. The pace is fast, and the energy is high, in this new class all about improvisation. Students learn the rules and techniques of improv, with an emphasis on creating character, relationship, objective and a sense of "where," known by improvisors everywhere as CROW. Working with their classmates as an ensemble, students will have fun playing improv games and creating scenes on the spot.

TUITION: $330 per two-week session



August 2014

August 9-17 - Julianne Argyros Stage - Summer Players (Student Production)

Peter Pan

a musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie

lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Morris (Moose) Charlap

additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, additional music by Jule Styne

originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins

directed by Hisa Takakuwa

musical direction by Erin McNally

Late one night, three children wake up to find Peter Pan searching for his shadow-in their nursery! Because they love adventure, off they go-with the boy who refuses to grow up-all the way to Neverland, where they meet the Lost Boys, battle Tiger Lily and her tribe, and escape from pirates led by the dasterdly Captain Hook. Let your imagination fly with them-because soon it will be time for all of us to grow up. This is the 110th anniversary of J.M. Barrie's beloved classic -and the 60th anniversary of the award-winning Broadway musical! We'll sprinkle pixie dust as we celebrate Peter Pan with SCR's Summer Players, a group of talented young actors who audition for roles in this annual summer production after at least a year in the Theatre Conservatory. If you believe in fairies, join us!

Tickets: $13 for children, $16 for adults

Dates: August 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17

Show times: Friday evening at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m.

More information: (714) 708-5555


Ticket Services Office: By phone at (714) 708-5555, online at or in person at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Education Offices: Enroll for classes by phone at (714) 708-5577 or by email at For more about the SCR Conservatory, visit

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