The Center Stage Program is for students entering grade 9 through students graduating from grade 12. Students entering grade 9 have the option of participating in either the Spotlight or Center Stage Programs. An audition is required to participate in Center Stage.
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.
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High School Theatre Program
◄ Crazy For You, Summer 2011
Crazy For You
Tuition: $830 
Due to the new all-day schedule, students entering 9th grade can participate in either Center Stage or Spotlight programs, not both. 9th grade students not accepted into Center Stage, will automatically be offered a spot in the Spotight Program.

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
June 26-July 22 (closed July 3-4)
The Shows
The Summer Center Stage Program will present Get Outta' My Light!a full length, fully scripted, original musical revue filled with contemporary and classic Broadway show tunes. Get Outta' My Light! is conceived and written especially for this year's program participants based on their unique talents. We are thrilled to announce that this year's show will be presented at The Players Theatre, an Off Broadway theatre in New York City!​

Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization
PCPA @ FUMC, 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains NJ   •   (908) 731-1377   •
The Basics
Monday-Friday | 9AM-2:50PM daily
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
300 Central Ave, Mountainside, NJ
July 21 & 22 | 8PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, NYC
The Program
Center Stage is a 3-week intensive program for outstanding musical theatre students taught by professional staff with experience on Broadway, regionally and on theatre & concert stages around the world. Students participate in daily dance, voice, audition preparation and acting classes as well as special industry-related workshops and master classes. Past guest artist who have conducted master classes with our students include Michele McConnell (Carlotta in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera) and Beth Malone (Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Fun Home). Enrollment is limited and acceptance into the program is by audition only.

Former Pineda Conservatory students have been accepted into the nation's leading college theatre programs and conservatories and have gone on to appear in Broadway and professional theatres and opera houses around the country. 

Audition Dates: March 19 & 26 (2 sessions each day, 2-4PM & 4-6PM)
Locations: First United Methodist Church - 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ
Callbacks: N/A

Prepare two contrasting 16-bar musical cuts - one of which should be from the traditional Broadway musical theatre repertoire (pre-1965) and one from the contemporary musical theatre repertoire (post-1965) - and one 30-second monologue or monologue excerpt of your choosing (click here for a list of free, downloadable monologues). 

Vocal auditions will be followed by a group movement and dance call. Please bring dance clothing (comfortable clothes and dance shoes/sneakers). You will be given time to change. The audition process will take approximately 2 hours. You will be notified of callbacks at the end of the audition. 


Character Breakdown
There is no Character Breakdown for Get Outta' My Light as the show will be written specifically to showcase the strengths and talents of this year's participants.