SCERA Youth Theatre's national award-winning high school company, Acting UP

acting_up_logoCalling all teenagers in Grades 10-12 who are serious about performing!

Come be part of SCERA’s national award-winning high school company, Acting Up, directed by Kathryn Laycock Little.

Acting UP is the premiere audition-only group in the SCERA Youth Theatre program. Acting UP requires a commitment from mid-August through mid-May and auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 8:00am-2:00pm.  There is a pre-audition meeting for interested auditioners and their parents on Saturday, April 29 @ 10:30am.

Performance opportunities abound, and students participate in the SCERA Youth Theatre Holiday and Spring Music Revue, present several Sunday musical firesides, perform an outreach musical at locations throughout the state, and are cast in their own full-scale musical production each spring. A musical theatre competition tour to California is also offered in February.  This year’s team placed 1st and 2nd in the advanced division, competing against team from across the country!

Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30am at SCERA Center for the Arts, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.

2017/2018 TUITION & FEES:  Tuition is $100 per month (if you sign up for AutoPay) from August through May with an additional $100 one-time production fee for the year. There are also additional costume fees and time commitments which are detailed in the Parent Pre-Audition Form (we will post a link when it is available).


FREE OPEN WORKSHOP for students in Grades 10-12 on Saturday, March 25 from 2-4pm

SCERA’s national award-winning high school company, Acting UP, is our premiere musical theatre team, and just returned from 1st and 2nd place wins at the Musical Theatre Competitions of America in California.


Acting UP won 1st and 2nd place in the advanced division at the 2017 Musical Theatre Competitions of America in California, plus several honors for solos, duets and dance.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of Acting UP, and get a fun, fast-paced and professional triple threat education with tons of performing opportunities?

Well, for the first time ever, director Kathryn Laycock Little and choreographer Brodee Ripple are offering a free open workshop so you can see what all the excitement is about!

If you are going to be in Grades 10-12 during the 2017-2018 school year, join us for a free two hour experience where you’ll learn vocals, choreography and perform a piece from the musical NEWSIES!