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.
  • A big thank you to all who auditioned via video submissions. We look forward to callbacks when possible. If SummerStock moves forward, rehearsals would most likely begin in July.  As soon as we have updated information we will notify you. Thank you so much for your patience. Please stay safe as we maneuver through these unprecedented times.
  • Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants.
  • Please note that due to COVID-19, SummerStock dates are subject to change. 

A big thank you to all who auditioned via video submissions!

Please note that due to COVID-19, SummerStock dates are subject to change.

We look forward to callbacks when possible. If SummerStock moves forward, rehearsals would most likely begin in July.  As soon as we have updated information we will notify you. Thank you so much for your patience. Please stay safe as we maneuver through these unprecedented times.
Brad Wages

Brad Wages

Instructor. Director. Choreographer.

An award-winning actor, director and choreographer, Brad’s work has been seen across the United States and Canada. He holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and served as assistant director to Broadway directors Fran Soeder and Joe Layton. He has been seen in a number of national theatre tours and national commercials. He is thrilled to call Venice Theatre “home” and to have the privilege of guiding the next generation of young actors to the stage.

Peter Madpak

Peter Madpak

Music Director

A New Jersey native, Peter has been a Music Director and Vocal Coach since 1991. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Venice, and created the St. John’s UMC Community Playhouse , Hazlet, NJ in 2005. He has served on the faculty of the Count Basie theatre, Redbank, NJ. He recently he became the Artistic Director for The Venice Chorale in Venice.

For questions about registration and payment, contact Sandy Davisson, Director of Education & Outreach Department at sandydavisson@venicetheatre.net