Thursday, May 21, 2009

Upcoming: Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors, SummerStock Austin 2009

Posted by Rob Faubion at

SummerStock Austin Moves to The Long Center for Upcoming Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors

SummerStock Austin (SSA) - the seasonal training program collaboration between St. Edward's University and Zilker Theatre Productions - starts its fifth season with a move to a new venue. This year’s summer stagings of Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors with be presented at Rollins Theatre at The Long Center.

Due to renovations to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University, SSA will have to move its performances to down the road to Austin’s newest center for the performing arts. The SSA program will remain a sponsored project of St. Edward's and Zilker Theatre Productions, and rehearsals, administrative offices and set construction will still remain at St. Edward’s.

For this year’s shows, SummerStock Austin has cast a 38 member company of college and high school performers and 10 technicians. The 22 college students come from St. Edward's University, Texas State University, Baylor University, AMDA and Juilliard School of the Arts.

High school participants come from eight different area schools including McCallum, Bowie, Dripping Springs, Westwood, McNeil, Cedar Park, Blanco, and Star Charter. More than 80 students auditioned and interview to be part of the fifth season.

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