Summer on Stage

Theatre Program for High School Students

Announcing Summer on Stage AND Summer Backstage 2014

Come and play!
We’re still reading plays and musicals to find just the right ones to offer for Summer on Stage 2014, but don’t wait for us to decide – fill out your Registration Forms now to secure early bird pricing!

"Summer on Stage has been one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life thus far."

–Jalon Jackson, Summer on Stage participant 2012-2013

"Theatre has made me so much more open. Your skill sets improve so much, and you start to see the world with new eyes."

–Laura Leader, Summer on Stage participant 2012-2013

"If you want to do anything with theatre in your life, SOS is vital. It is the best way to work with a professional company; the best way to gain those real-world theatre skills."

–Jeremy Jason, Summer on Stage participant 2011-2013

Early registration tuition pricing will be available now through March 31st – the price will rise after that, with late registration raising the cost again in June. Participation is limited; see below for more information.

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.

Time Commitment
June 23 – July 25, 2014 (Summer on Stage will not meet on Friday, July 4)
Mon. – Fri., 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. *Please note time change from past Summers on Stage!
Lunch break is from 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.

Performance Dates
July 24 & 25, 2014 at 7:00p.m.

How Do I Get In?
You’re in! Fill out the appropriate registration materials below and send them in – and we’ll see you in June!

Registration Information and Applications
A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due upon submission of registration materials for both Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage participants. This $50 registration fee is in addition to tuition costs, listed below.

Summer on Stage
Early registration - $750; deadline is March 31, 2014.
Regular registration - $850; deadline is May 31, 2014.
Late registration - $950; deadline is June 13, 2014.

Summer Backstage
Early registration - $250; deadline is March 31, 2014.
Regular registration - $350; deadline is May 31, 2014.
There is no late registration for Summer Backstage.

Full and partial scholarships are available for both Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage. Please fill out separate scholarship form to apply.

Photo Galleries

2013 Photo Gallery
2012 Photo Gallery
2011 Photo Gallery


2014 Summer on Stage Registration Form
2014 Summer Backstage Registration Form
2014 Scholarship Application Form
2014 Summer on Stage Internship Application Form

All resources are in PDF format.

Want to Know More?

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

Special Thanks to ATC's 2013-2014 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)