SCERA Youth Theatre's national award-winning high school company, Acting UP

acting_up_logoCalling all teenagers in Grades 10-12 who are serious about performing!

Come be part of SCERA’s national award-winning high school company, Acting Up, directed by Kathryn Laycock Little.

Acting UP is the premiere audition-only group in the SCERA Youth Theatre program. Acting UP requires a commitment from August through May. Auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Students should plan to stay the entire day.

Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of an upbeat Broadway song, 16 bars of a Broadway ballad, a 30-second monologue, and be prepared to learn a dance routine. Auditioners should wear modest and comfortable clothing and shoes for dance, and then bring clothing to change into for their vocal audition. IPOD/MP3 playback will be available, but there will be no accompanist. Please have your music cued and ready. Auditioners should bring snacks, lunch (or money for lunch) and a water bottle.

SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION FORM ONLINE! Auditioners can submit their audition form and download the Parent Pre-Audition Form all in one place. Click here to fill out the audition form!

Performance opportunities abound, and students participate in the SCERA Youth Theatre Holiday and Spring Music Revue, present several Sunday musical firesides, perform an outreach musical at locations throughout the state, and are cast in their own full-scale musical production each spring. An optional musical theatre tour/competition to California (with Disneyland) is also offered. Acting Up usually places in the top tier in the advanced division for their medleys, competing against teams from across the country!

Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30am at SCERA Center for the Arts, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.

2021/2022 TUITION & FEES: Tuition is $1,000 for the year or $500/semester or $100/month August through May with an additional $150 one-time production fee for the year. There are also additional clothing and tour fees and time commitments which are detailed in the Parent Pre-Audition Form, which must be signed before a teen can audition.