Summer on Stage

Theatre Program for High School Students

What is Summer on Stage?

Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program that culminates in fully realized productions performed on the main stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Arizona Theatre Company staff and professional teaching artists selected by ATC lead students through a variety of theatre classes that contribute to an experience that prepares young people for a creative and engaged life in the arts or in any field!

Summer Backstage participants, in addition to their class work with their Summer on Stage peers, will be mentored by ATC staff and guest artists in hands-on workshop sessions that will prepare them to assist in the build and load-in of our set(s), as well as for a spot on the backstage crews for our productions.

The first week of Summer on Stage is devoted to community building and audition preparation; we cast our shows by the end of that first week. The next two weeks of the program are split between morning class work and afternoon rehearsals. Our final two weeks are spent in full-day rehearsals onstage and in our rehearsal hall as we incorporate all of our technical elements – set, lighting, costumes, sound, and props – on our way toward our celebratory evening performances at the end of the program.

Follow our Summer on Stage adventures online!

Visit the ATC Learning & Education Facebook page to see photos and read stories about what we’ve been up to in class and in rehearsal. You can also follow @arizonatheatre on Twitter and Instagram with the tag #SOS2014 to get the latest sneak peeks.

Second-time Summer on Stage participant Alec Coles is also keeping a blog this year chronicling the student perspective with photos and guest entries from his Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage fellows. Click here to check out what they have to say!

Photo Galleries

2013 Photo Gallery
2012 Photo Gallery
2011 Photo Gallery


Take a look at what Summer on Stage is all about!

Want to Know More?

April Jackson, Learning & Education Manager
(520) 884-8210 x 7513

Special Thanks to ATC's 2014-2015 Full Season Sponsors
I. Michael and Beth Kasser

Administrative Office

343 S. Scott Avenue
Tucson AZ, 85701
(520) 884-8210
(520) 628-9129 (fax)

Venue and Box Office

Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Avenue (Downtown Tucson)
(520) 622-2823 (Box Office)

Please send general correspondence or patron feedback to:

Administrative Office & Box Office

400 E. Van Buren St., Suite 720
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 256-6899
(602) 256-7399 (fax)
(602) 256-6995 (Box Office)


Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe (Downtown Phoenix)