Summer Acting Workshop, Musical Theatre and Improv Classes

Fun-Filled Theatre Camps for Kids and Teens (Grades 3-12)
The skills developed—and explored—in SCR’s Summer Acting Workshop classes build confidence and self-esteem. The two-week camp is designed for students new to SCR and introduces them to solving creative problems through inspiration and innovation! Enthusiastic and experienced professional artists will help students explore and deepen their understanding of the craft of acting and strengthen important life skills.

Classes meet in the safe and creative environment of Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years.

What's a day like at the camp? 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 ​camp concludes with students sharing their work onstage in a demonstration for invited family and friends.

Students and parents love the summer camp atmosphere.
 Read what they have to say about it!

SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP SCHEDULES | July 17-29, 2017 and July 31 - August 12, 2017

Tuition is $355 per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
SESSION I
Monday, July 17 to
Saturday, July 29, 2​017


3-4 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. 
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. 
7-10 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. 

3-4 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.  
5-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.  
7-​8 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m. 
9-12 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.
SESSION II
Monday, July ​31 to 
Saturday, ​Aug. ​12, 2​017


3-4 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. 
5-6 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. Call for availability
​6-​​8 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m.
9-12 Grade: Meet from 9-12 p.m. 

3-4 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.  
5-6 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m.  
7-​10 Grade: Meet from 1-4 p.m. 

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES | July 17-29, 2017 and July 31 - August 1​9, 2017

Tuitions vary per session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
MUSICAL THEATRE
​​GRADES 7-12
Monday, ​Jul​y 31 to Saturday,
Aug. 12, 2017 from 9-12 p.m.


This exciting and action-packed class teaches students how to audition for a musical role and then prepares them to perform that role. They’ll enjoy 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, emphasis will be on healthy use of the voice.

TUITION: $385

MUSICAL THEATRE- CLASS FULL
Grades 4-6
Monday, ​July 31 to Saturday,
​Aug. 1​2, 2​017 from ​1 ​p.m.-​3 p.m.


Prerequisite:  are currently enrolled in SCR's Summer Acting Workshop, have completed SCR's Summer Acting Workshop or one or more sessions of the Year Program. 

In this exciting class, students will start to explore the world of musical theatre, including audition, rehearsal and performance techniques. Above all, they will learn what it means to "act" a song with emphasis on healthy use of the voice, how to work with others and, of course, lots of fun!

TUITION: $315

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADES 8-12
Monday, July 31 to Saturday,
​Aug. ​12, 2​017 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Take your musical theatre skills to the next level! In this fun, fast-paced class, 8-12th grade students delve deeper into the skills necessary to believably perform a musical theatre scene. Week one, students will work on a short audition piece, as well as two ensemble numbers. In the second week, students will be given a duet, trio or quartet. For the returning and/or serious musical theatre performer!

Prerequisite: have taken Musical Theatre in SCR's Year Program or by video audition. To audition by video please send an email audition of a song from a musical to holly@scr.org.

TUITION: $3​85
(enrollment by phone only)

TEEN IMPROV CLASS | July 31 - August 12, 2017

Tuition is $355 per two-week session and sibling discounts are available.
Please call (714) 708-5510 for questions, the sibling discount or to register by phone.
For those entering 9th grade in the Fall of 201​7. Eighth-graders are welcome if they have completed at least a year in SCR’s Conservatory.

Monday, July ​31 to Saturday, ​Aug. 12, 2​017, 1-4 p.m.


The pace is fast and the energy is high in this new class all about improvisation! Students will learn the rules and techniques of improv, with focus on creating Character, Relationship, Objective and Where (known by improvisors everywhere as CROW). Working with their classmates as an ensemble, they’ll have fun playing improv games and creating scenes on the spot.

TUITION: $3​55


Classes meet weekly at Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years. The Theatre Conservatory and its staff of professional working artists have been an integral part of SCR from the theatre's start, with the goals of laying a strong training foundation and enriching the lives of all its students.

Would you like to register by phone or do you have questions?
Please call the Education Office at (714) 708-5510