Student Productions

Junior, Teen and Summer Players

SCR’s Junior Players (grades 5-8), Teen Players (grades 9-12) and Summer Players (grades 4-12) present three productions annually in the Nicholas Studio and Julianne Argyros Stage. Players are chosen through audition from students in SCR Theatre Conservatory’s Kids and Teen Acting Classes.

201​​6-1​​7 Season Productions

  • Junior Players – April 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2017
  • Teen Players – May ​1​3, ​1​4, ​​​19, ​2​0, and ​2​1, 201​​7
  • Summer Players – August ​​​12, 13, 18, 19 and ​20, 201​​7
Summer Players Production

​music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by ​​Hisa Takakuwa
musical direction by Erin McNally
​​August 12-20, 2017

Fairy tales begin “once upon a time” and end “happily ever after.” Not so fast! After all the dreams come true in this Tony Award winning musical, everybody returns to the woods for a reality check. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and Rapunzel get tangled up with a bevy of other fairytale characters​—and a few new ones created to add to the chaos​—and discover the unexpected consequences of having wishes come true. Journey with the Summer Players into a fantastical world where traditional fairytales take on fractured new lives and teach important new lessons.

(SCR’s Summer Players are dedicated actors who audition for roles in the annual production after at least a year in the Theatre Conservatory.)

Teen Players Production
Secret in the Wings

by Mary Zimmerman
directed by ​​Hisa Takakuwa
​May 13-21, 2017

On a dark, stormy evening, Jamie is left in the care of her neighbor. But is Mr. Ficcadenti just an unusual man with a tale to tell or an actual ogre with a tail, as Jamie fears? This highly theatrical exploration of lesser known and darker folk tales examines the timeless themes of family, love, transformation and redemption. Jamie learns the powerful possibility of “Once Upon a Time”…and that not every person—or story—is exactly as it may first appear.

All the characters are portrayed by the Teen Players, students (grades 9-12), chosen by audition after at least two years in SCR's Theatre Conservatory, a year-round actor training program.

Junior Players Production

by Lois Lowry
adapted from the book Gossamer by Los Lowry
directed by ​Mercy Vasquez
April 1-9, 2017

What are dreams? For a troubled real-world boy named John, they're bits a​nd pieces of happy memories that erase his terrible nightmares. But he never sees the dream-givers, the fantastical creatures who gather memories and whisper them into the ears of those who need them most. Littlest One is a new dream-giver, and John is her first human. She must remember to be very quiet and not flutter! But can she gather enough happy memories before the nightmares take over John's world? A fanciful-and haunting-story from the boundless imagination of two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry. 

SCR's Junior Players, chosen by audition after at least two years in the Theatre Conservatory, portray all the dream-givers (ancient, thin, and fastidious!) and all the humans (plus, the dog Toby) in this poignant story of hope and friendship-and happy dreams.