STANDING_O performance ensemble was created and designed to prepare students in grades 4-9 to bridge between our Junior and Senior Company and help prepare to build a solid foundation for their future, no matter if they choose to pursue college training in the arts or otherwise. It teaches them hard work, discipline, working toward goals, teamwork and much more. STANDING_O uses local established artist to help teach our young students how to excel in voice, dance and acting. It allows young students who are dedicated to performing and who love Musical Theatre to grow in their gifts while providing top-notch training.

STANDING_O Performance Ensemble is a mix of training hours and rehearsal leading up to two performances: a Winter Holiday Concert held in December and Spring Showcase held in May (partnering with our TADA program). Additionally there are opportunities for roadshows and smaller cabarets. In addition, members will be invited to our masterclasses held twice a semester.

STANDING_O is dedicated to cultivating a small group of around 20 members who excel in voice, dance and acting. Acceptance is based on the auditionees abilities of singing, dancing and acting. Auditions for STANDING_O happen once a semester. Auditionees are only allowed to audition once in a calendar year. Those who aren’t selected will have the ability to ask for feedback for future auditions. This feedback is not open ended and is meant as a starting point for students to focus on.

Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held on Friday, August 10th and Tuesday, September 4th. Detailed audition info will be posted in early summer.

Members of STANDING_O will rehearse on Sunday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6:30pm.


STANDING_O Performance Ensemble’s tuition for the 2018-2019 season is of $3000.
Tuition includes:

  • Free admission to OVATIONS MUSICAL THEATRE BOOTCAMP ($325 regular admission) held in September
  • Group Jacket and Rehearsal Bag with Logo and Personalize Name
  • Performance Costume
  • 12hrs per semester of dedicated time to technique training in voice, dance and acting
  • One free one-on-one coaching for audition prep with OVATIONS’ Director of Education, and Helen Hayes Award winning actress, Theresa Cunningham
  • Submission to professional auditions
  • 2 Comp tickets to any OVATIONS Mainstage Show
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