OVATIONS THEATRE is proud to introduce our newest programming; OVATIONS SUMMER STOCK. Starting in early summer students in grades 8-12 will be able to work alongside current Musical Theatre College Students as well as up and coming artists in the DMV for a summer of workshops, productions and a whole lot of fun! Additionally in creating this new endeavor, we wanted to provide a space for alumni and admirers of OVATIONS an opportunity to continue our legacy in providing artistic experiences in a pre-professional setting.
Led by OVATIONS Alum and Production Manager Molly Herson, OVATIONS seek to bring a diverse group of talent to help led our performers and designers. We want to amplify the voices especially of marginalized people and hope to provide a space for up-and-coming women and POC a place to create art is a supportive and welcoming space.
SUMMERSTOCK MISSION: OVATIONS is committed to bringing forth stories that represent the whole spectrum of people and stories that make this world the unique place it is. We want to provide both fun but also thought-provoking pieces. We are committed to producing material that spotlights different types of people including pieces that feature/uplift women, queer people, people of color and other marginalized individuals.
Our program is open to students grades 8 and up through adults. Students in grades 8-12 will be featured in both productions while all other participants are only guaranteed one production.
Auditions for our productions will begin in March 2022 for our July 2022 show and in May 2022 for our August 2022 show. Rehearsals begin in June 2022 with few occasional rehearsals or photoshoots scheduled prior based off the cast’s availability. Rehearsals will take place Monday-Friday evenings 6:30-9:30 and some weekend afternoons. Each production will typically have a 3-week rehearsal process with two weekends of performances. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided no less than 2 weeks prior to the start of rehearsals.
The tuition for students in grades 8-12 is $1500. This includes participation for both productions. Cast members outside of the 8-12 grade range are tuition free. All participants however are required to pay a $75 costume fee. We have limited financial aid and scholarships available for needing families.
We are thrilled to share that we will be producing three amazing titles: TICK, TICK BOOM June 2022, LEGALLY BLONDE in July 2022 and the recent Broadway favorite HEAD OVER HEELS in August 2022. A full casting and designer call will be announced this winter. Stay tuned!