Summerstock Austin 2021
by SummerStock Austin

Feb. 23

 

NOW ACCEPTING 2021 SEASON APPLICATIONS

Applications Open for High School and College Students

Musical Theatre Performers | Cheerleaders | Film Actors | Creative Collaborators | Filmmakers | Educators | Arts Administrators | Designers | Crew Members

SUMMERSTOCK 2021 GENERAL DETAILS

  • Accepting students in their freshman year of high school through the summer after their senior year of college, or age equivalent.

  • Tuition-free

  • Apprenticeship program for college students and young professionals in Theatre/Film Production and Admin fields.

  • Summer Stock Austin accepts applicants who are not in-school with relevant experience and age.

  • Performers in one production will work crew for the others.

  • ALL participants work on marketing, fundraising, and arts administration for the entire season.

  • Summer 2021 will be different as we are navigating what is possible with the pandemic.

  • SSA will only do what is safe and thoughtful during the pandemic.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Movie Musical: Scout

Pre-Production/Rehearsal: Monday June 7 - Sunday June 13

Shooting: Tuesday June 15 - Sunday June 27

On Call for Pick-Ups: Tuesday June 29 - Saturday July 24

Bring It On: The Musical

Rehearsal: Monday June 28 - Saturday July 17

Tech Rehearsal: Monday July 19 - Wednesday July 28

Run Dates: Thursday July 29 - Sunday August 8

* These dates and details are subject to change. All contingent upon COVID regulations and precautions.

 

2021 SHOWS INCLUDE:

An Original Movie Musical

Working Title: Scout

Creators: From Emmy Award winners Allen Robertson & Damon Brown comes an original movie musical, the feel good story of the summer. Allen and Damon are known for their decade-long PBS show, The Biscuit Brothers as well as the Summer Stock Austin premieres, Tortoise and Hare, Steadfast Tin Soldier, Stone Soup, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rob1n, and Haunted.

Tagline: What if it turns out that you actually knew the answers to life’s biggest questions . . . but forgot them?

Story: SCOUT is a comic musical fable telling the story of a single day in an ordinary suburban neighborhood as seen through the extraordinary lens of Scout - a vibrantly imaginative soul on the verge of a major change she can’t control.  

Cast: We’re seeking a diverse cast of singers, dancers, actors ages 14-23. All body types and all skill levels. Not all roles will require singing and/or dancing. Everyone is encouraged to apply. This ensemble piece will be tailored to fit the strengths of the final cast. Keep in mind this is for film so we're looking for something authentic and honest. We want to see YOU not the material. We’re looking for collaborators.

  • 1 lead (reads 11-14 years old)

  • 4 twins (2 sets)

  • 6-10 feuding family members

  • 1 mystery boy/girl

  • 1 returning college friend

  • Ensemble

Distribution: The film will be submitted to film festivals, played locally at outdoors including a premiere event, and packaged for an educational program to be distributed to schools across the country.

Bring It On: The Musical

Loosely based on the film about high school cheerleaders, Lin Manuel Miranda's Bring It On: The Musical will be performed as an outdoor interactive experience and will also be available for streaming. A diverse cast of 30+ and a crew of 20+ will bring to life a story about high school cheerleaders from rival schools, who learn to respect each other and by the end of the show, celebrate their true victory: friendship.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Campbell

A senior head cheerleader whose world gets turned upside-down when she transfers schools. She is constantly working towards the goal of a championship and her "one perfect moment". After using her friends to exact revenge, she realizes that friendship is much more lasting than a trophy.
Gender: Female
Age: 17 to 19

Danielle

The head of the Jackson dance crew. She has fought her way from nothing to make a name for herself, which leads her to not put a lot of stock into people like Campbell. But she has a tendency to bring down her walls and embrace a true friendship.
Gender: Female
Age: 17 to 19

Nautica

One of the Jackson dance crew. Not the sharpest person on the squad, but is loud enough to make up for it.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 19

Randall

Jackson's school DJ, mellow and friendly. A true Cinderella story, working his way from a dorky freshman to a smooth senior. He becomes attracted to Campbell for her heart, bravery, and determination.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 19

La Cienega

A transgender woman. Any ethnicity. Her gender is simply not an issue, accepted by her friends, barely referred to. BFFs with Nautica and Danielle. Has a wicked tongue but a generous spirit.
Age: 15 to 19

Steven

The only male cheerleader on the Buccaneers and Campbell's boyfriend. Tender and comforting, but not the most adept to his surroundings.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 19

Kylar

One of the Buccaneers cheerleaders. An extremely loyal follower of Skylar who keeps her intelligence hidden under a bushel.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 18

Eva

Campbell's neighbor and the newest member of the Buccaneers cheerleaders. Her initial impression is one of naiveté and meekness. But she proves to be a social climber who schemes to take over Campbell's life at any cost.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 18

Twig

One of the Jackson students and a hip-hop artist. His hormones make him lust after Bridget.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 19

Bridget

The mascot for the Buccaneers. Nerdy and out of shape, but she strives for a place on the cheerleading team. Despite being an outcast, she has a good heart and a great spirit.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 19

Skylar

One of the senior Buccaneers cheerleaders. Her popularity has given her quite the mean streak, though she does not have the brains to make up for it.
Gender: Female
Age: 17 to 19

Cameron

One of the Jackson students, a hip-hop artist. A combination class clown and attempted ladies' man, but he strives for fame and fortune.
Gender: Male
Age: 16 to 19

Ensemble

Announcer; Truman Squad (Steven); Goths; Jackson Students (Carter, Brooklyn); Singer


Click HERE for full application information for performers and cheerleaders (deadline April 5, 2021)

Click HERE for full application information for crew members (deadline April 5, 2021)

Click HERE for full application information for SSA Apprentices --  students and professionals who have completed their first year in college or are age equivalent, with a focus in one of the non-performing aspects of theatre production*. SSA apprenticeships are paid positions that require specific qualifications.

* examples:  ADMINISTRATIVE APPRENTICESHIPS - graphic/web design; public relations/special evens; video production; dramaturgy; education & outreach; PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS - film production, company management, production management, stage management, technical direction, music, costumes, hair/wigs/make-up, electrics, carpentry, props, scenic painting, audio.