Serra Musical Theatre Conservatory

Open to Students ages 12-18

Attend morning workshops in acting, dance and singing. Spend afternoons rehearsing for the full-length Broadway Musical Disney's Newsies that will culminate in  public performances at the end of the session.  

The conservatory is open to students ages 12-18. Aspiring singers, dancers, actors and stage crafters will hone their skills under the direction of Tri-School Productions’ staff of professionals. Tri-School Productions is the renowned theater company of Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame High Schools.


JUNE 21 - JULY 22
9 A.M. - 4 P.M. monday through friday

Daily Schedule:

Workshops, classes and rehearsals take place mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a half hour lunch. Rehearsals for a full-length Broadway show will run from 12:30 pm. to 4 p.m.


Performance Dates:
wednesday, july 20 - final dress rehearsal

strike for our production will immediately follow the saturday performance.

Camp Director:
Lawrence Long

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

More information and ticket sales coming soon!



Conservatory Workshops

Acting Workshop

Students will learn:
  • vocal and physical warm-ups/techniques to support the rehearsal process
  • how to make better and bolder choices before and during auditions
  • basic improvisational skills that contribute to natural and interesting performances
  • character building skills and how to free their creative instincts

Dance Workshop

Students will learn:
  • skills necessary for picking up choreography for audition purposes
  • ways to incorporate character traits into their choreography
  • various genres of dance styles such as musical theater, jazz and ballet
  • how to move freely and comfortably onstage

Vocal Workshop

Students will learn:
  • how to properly warm-up their voices in preparation for singing
  • various types of music and how to sing in a large chorus, as part of a trio and as a soloist
  • how to cut their music into appropriate sections for auditions and how to present their audition pieces to a pianist and explain how they’d like to sing it
  • how to select songs for their voice type to create a rep book for musical auditions

More information:

Extended Care

Extended Care, provided through the Serra Sports and Recreation Camp, is available to middle school students participating in Serra Musical Theatre Conservatory.

Morning Care, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: $65/one-week session
Afternoon Care, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: $65/one-week session
extended Care is provided through the Serra Sports and Recreation Camp.

Cancellation Policy:

The last day to withdraw from all programs is June 5:

  • A 10% fee will be deducted from all refunds for withdrawals on May 15 and prior
  • A 25% fee will be deducted from all refunds for withdrawals from May 16 through June 5
  • No refunds will be provided for withdrawals after June 5
  • In the event that Serra cancels a specific program due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be provided

register here

Questions?  email Lawrence Long