Training by professionals to professional standards
VT SummerStock is a high-energy musical theatre “boot camp.” It is geared to high school and college students planning to move into the professional world of theatre. Students are trained by professionals to professional standards. Company members are immersed in all areas of theatre, working to develop and strengthen their performance and technical skills. As part of the experience, they participate in technical and other educational workshops.
Venice Theatre has a responsibility to expose students to the kind of material they will face on the professional stage. In SummerStock we fulfill our mandate as educators to help our students transition from high school to college and beyond. At the end of their training, the students entertain the community with a classic musical.
Acceptance to this tuition-based program is by audition. Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants.
Audiences and critics praise SummerStock
Just saw Young Frankenstein – FABULOUS is an understatement. All of the cast was terrific. Venice Theatre should rebook this show for next year.
Kathy Abramson, patron
The singing by every cast member is spot on, especially so by such heavy hitters as Charlie Kollar (Officer Lockstock), Savannah Sinclair (Penelope Pennywise), Jonah McKinley (Bobby Strong), Taylor Reister (Little Sally), Belle Babcock (Hope Cladwell), and Kenneth Glesge (Caldwell B. Cladwell, Hope’s father).
Venice Theatre’s summer stock production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” should go into the record book as one of the finest productions ever by that theater. To be clear, I mean one of the best of all the theater’s productions of at least the past 22 years during which I have been reviewing area theater. And not just the summer stock shows, which are generally excellent productions.
Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier-Sun