What's Great About Summer Stock Austin?

No Tuition

There is no tuition fee for our participants who are selected solely on the basis of their demonstrated talent, promise, and character. 

Everyone Does Everything

Second, as part of a “stock” company, each of our participants performs, designs, builds, and assists with every aspect of a theatrical production. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Our participants have the opportunity to work side-by- side with university faculty as well as theatre professionals from Austin and around the country. Our high school students get a taste of theatre at the college level, and our college students gain entry into the world of professional theatre. 

One-Of-A-Kind

To our knowledge, this is the only program of its kind in the United States. 


Overview of our program

The Summer Stock Austin program is unique for a number of reasons. First of all, there is no tuition fee for our college and high school participants who are selected solely on the basis of their demonstrated talent, promise, and character. Second, as part of a “stock” company, each of our participants performs, designs, builds, and assists with every aspect of a theatrical production. Finally, our participants have the opportunity to work side by side with University faculty as well as theatre professionals from Austin and around the country. Our high school students get a taste of theatre at the college level, and our college students gain entry into the world of professional theatre. To our knowledge, this is the only program of its kind in the United States.


WHAT ARE THE CRITICS SAYING?

For 10 years, Austin’s pool of talented musical theater performers has grown steadily, fed by the rigorous training of Summer Stock Austin’s extraordinary repertory program. - Cate Blouke (Austin Statesman)

Summer Stock Austin’s production... is as flawless as they come. - Jeff Davis (Broadway World)

If you’re speculating on the future of theatre, this is stock worth investing in. - Robert Faires (Austin Chronicle)

We rarely see shows that... hit a bar this high. - Dan Solomon (Austin Chronicle)