3rd Stage

For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please watch this video prior to auditioning for 3rd Stage

BEFORE signing up to audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to understand the commitment expectations and goals of the class. It also reviews what students can expect in the audition on Wednesday, September 6 from 5-6:30pm, as well as what tech week entails (Dec 9-14) and performance expectations (December 15 & 16).


MANDATORY Audition Wednesday, September 6 from 5-6:30pm.


You must click the link above to sign up online to receive an audition spot.

The audition will consist of a short test-drive type class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection, and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition. This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Cast list will be announced by Friday, September 8 and those students who are not cast will still be able to enroll in another class (as available) with the Early Enrollment $25 Discount. All auditionees receive feedback which can be used to focus efforts at improvement through other classes.


Collaboration & Ensemble and 

Creative Thinking & Problem Solving

Vocal and Physical Control & Expression

Critical Thinking & Ability to Verbalize & Demonstrate Thoughts & Ideas 

Hands-On Learning

Homework & Memorization REQUIRED



Class Info:  3rd Stage is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.”  Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run.  The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.  Tuition is $260– payable after casting is announced.  Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, Anna Bowman. In addition, they will see young artists (3rd Stage Mentors) take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!


Parents also can see how a child handles a heavier schedule and at-home workload.  They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.”  Everybody learns!


We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction.  At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class! It is imperative to check with leaders of other extra-curricular activities and in-school groups to make sure that they can share possible conflicts with you before the audition and are also aware of the dates and times of this commitment. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.