The Summer Spotlight Theatre Program is for students entering grade 6 through students entering grade 9. Students entering grade 9 have the option of participating in either the Spotlight or Center Stage Programs. Participation in Center Stage requires audition.
For information about any of our past seasons, visit our archive page. PAYMENTS can be made in full or in two (2) installments, the 1st due with your registration and the 2nd due on/before May 1.
Cash, check, and CC accepted. Please note CC payments are subject to an additional $25 processing fee.
REFUNDS will be made (less a $100 administrative fee) if requested by May 1.
No refunds will be granted AFTER May 1.
REFER a friend and receive $50 off your tuition upon your friend's acceptance and registration in the program.
NOTE: only 1 referral discount permitted per student. The new student MUST note referral on their registration form.
SCHOLARSHIPS are available based on merit and/or financial need. For financial assistance, please submit (1) a letter of recommendation from a teacher and (2) a formal request letter detailing your circumstances. Both letters must accompany a copy of your Online Registration Form (if you cannot access online, print and fill out a regular Registration Form) in order for consideration. Mail to: ATTN: PCPA SCHOLARSHIP
c/o FUMC 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Middle School Theatre Program
June 26-July 22 (closed July 3-4)
Monday through Friday | 9AM-2:50PM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
300 Central Ave., Mountainside, NJ
Due to the new all-day schedule, students entering 9th grade can participate in the either Center Stage or Spotlight programs, not both. 9th grade students not accepted into Center Stage, will automatically be offered a spot in the Spotlight Program.
LIMITED OPEN ENROLLMENT | NO AUDITION REQUIRED
Space limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration encouraged
July 20 @ 8PM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mountainside
July 22 @ 2PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, NYC
Spotlight Theatre is a unique, 3-week intensive program. Spotlight students participate in daily dance, voice, audition preparation and acting classes taught by professional staff with experience on Broadway, regionally and on theatre & concert stages around the country.
Spotlight Theatre culminates with a fully staged production of Homeroom 101, with one performance taking place in NYC at The Players Theatre, an Off Broadway theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village.
No audition is required to participate in the program. Roles are assigned after staff evaluate and audition students during the first week of the program. All students participate in the show. Roles are often double cast in order to give more students the opportunity to perform.
The Spotlight program emphasizes cooperation, team building and the development of socialization and public speaking skills that are vital to the success of a student whether or not the student decides to pursue a degree in theatre.
Students develop theatre and performance skills through a combination of theatre games, individual coaching and classes. Students leave the program more confident performers and auditioners.