What you will get out of SDT . . .
Our primary goal in this program is to give the theatre student experience, in performance or technical training, which will better prepare him/her for future endeavors in theatre. The way we hope to do that is by training and improving existing talents and abilities while providing an exciting and fun experience in aspects of the production the student is unfamilar with.
For example: we will try to get the singing performer to start developing his/her dancing ability or vice versa. We expect the technical student who has had set building experience to gain other technical experiences such as hanging and focusing lights. We are one company that helps each other produce two exciting productions. It is not uncommon to find an actor in the first show helping to sew a costume for the second show.
We expect that, when you complete Summer Dinner Theatre, you will know more about theatre, have a knowledge about all aspects of creating a production, and you will be better at it than when you started.
Additional performance and technical opportunities
Besides the performances connected with the two shows, Summer Dinner Theatre presents a student talent showcase following a performance of our second musical in the final weekend. All students are encouraged to work on an act, alone or with others in the company. Auditions will be held before the final weekend to determine which acts will be included in the post-show cabaret. The showcase affords the student an opportunity to showcase his or her talent.