Summer Musical

Program Information

Welcoming students with interests in any area of theatre - The Summer Musical provides all students with an opportunity to create theatre together through rehearsal, creativity, and collaboration.  Designed to be an immersive, hands-on theatre arts education program, led by a team of area arts professionals, this group of students will meet regularly to create and rehearse the summer musical as part of The Highwood Theatre's Mainstage Season of student-produced productions. 


Students will have the opportunity to work on the production at a variety of levels (including acting, directing, choreography, and staging) and will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.

How We Schedule Rehearsals

  • We set "potential rehearsal dates" for the Production Company (see below).  All rehearsals will be scheduled on those dates.  
  • After you register, you get our "Dates Survey."  This survey lists all the potential rehearsal dates during the time period of rehearsals.  
  • Families fill out the Dates Survey, marking days they can and cannot make.    
  • We take that information and come up with a rehearsal schedule that honors all family's conflicts.

Potential Rehearsal Days for Summer Musical: Mondays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM,  Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:30 PM, Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

What You Can Expect

All cast members are required to attend the first three rehearsals (if you have a conflict, just let us know): Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM. 

After the first rehearsal, we cast the show and release the final rehearsal schedule Each student can expect to have no more than 3 rehearsals a week. 

During the final week of rehearsals before performances, there are additional rehearsals scheduled - this is Tech Week

Dates and Details


Open to rising 3rd - 12th graders

Cost: $500 Participation Fee + $25 Registration Fee

Please note: Students in this production should expect three rehearsals per week (determined by Dates Survey) ​Rehearsals begin June 19 through July 

Initial Required Rehearsals (Conflict with Initial Rehearsal? Contact Us)   

Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM  

Final Required Rehearsals

Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM  

Saturday, July 20 from 12:00 - 6:00 PM  

Tech Rehearsals

Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 - 10:00 PM 

Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 - 10:00 PM

Thursday, July 25 from 5:30 - 10:00 PM


Friday, July 26 at 8:00 PM (call time 5:00 PM)

Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM (call time 11:30 AM)

Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 PM​ (call time 11:30 AM)  

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 PM (call time 5:00 PM)

Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 PM (call time 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 PM (call time 5:30 PM

Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 (call time 11:30 AM)