Prescott Center for the Arts
has announced that it will hold auditions for its 2019
Teen Summer Stock Ensemble, May 3 and 4.
The program will run from June 5 – July 21 in Prescott.
Scott Neese, of the music faculty at Yavapai College, will be returning to direct this summer’s production of Kiss Me Kate, the lively 1948 musical by Cole Porter, adapted from William Shakespeare’s comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Neese’s goal is to continue to provide an educational experience in theater with the challenges and rewards of an outstanding production.
Designed for older teens, age 15-22, Teen Summer Stock Ensemble (TSSE) is an exciting and intensive program meant to provide a taste of what it’s like to work in a professional theatre setting. The teens are immersed in the process of mounting a full-scale musical on the Prescott Center for the Arts stage. The production is staffed by professionals with industry experience so that participants can get a taste of every aspect of the production process. The skills they learn range from dancing, singing, and acting, to set construction, costume design, and makeup. Regular workshops and tutorials give them lifelong skills in performing arts and theater production.
Last summer, over 30 teens performed the award-winning musical, Shrek, to over 1,000 patrons. Robyn Allen, executive director of Prescott Center for the Arts, stated, “The growth of youth programming is a natural part of PCA’s future and is needed in our community. The Teen Summer Stock Ensemble program is a prime example of success not only for the teens, but for the community. Everyone who saw last year’s show experienced theater at its best.”
Prescott Center for the Arts has been serving the community for almost 50 years. Its mission is to create opportunities for the greater community to engage in and experience all facets of the arts. One critical community of engagement is youth. Over 200 scholarships and awards are given to youth to help them pursue their talent and interest in all forms of art each year. Summer offerings include programs for almost every age group.
Other youth programming includes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS with the Summer Stock Jr. Program (ages 11-14) and Fragmented Fairy Tales with the Theatre Adventurers Program (ages 6 -10). All summer programs are open to youth with or without experience. Discounts and scholarships are available.
Please contact PCA with interest in participation, donating to scholarships, or purchasing tickets at (928) 445-3286 or pca-az.net.