Pineda Conservatory Summer Theatre Program
The Summer Conservatory was one of PCPA's most popular programs. Each summer, nearly a hundred 2nd through 12th-graders from across central and northern NJ convened at the CDC theatre in Cranford, NJ for five weeks of classes, workshops and rehearsals, culminating in four fully-staged musicals.

In addition to our performance-based programs, PCPA offered an Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft Program. Stagecraft students received hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of technical theatre including set construction and design, costuming and stage management. 

Full-Day Options
For students interested in a full-day conservatory experience, we offered the following options:

Spotlight Theatre + Afternoon Stagecraft - Offered to students entering grade 6 through 9
Spotlight Theatre + Center Stage - Offered to students entering or graduating from 9th grade in 2016 who successfully audition for the Center Stage Program

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Referrals
Scholarships are available based on need and merit. Scholarships and Financial Aid Requests must be made in the form of a letter and submitted with a copy of your Online Registration on or before March 19, 2016 to be considered. Merit Scholarship requests must also be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Refer a friend and receive $50 off your tuition upon receipt of your friend's Summer Conservatory registration. Only one referral discount per referred student.

The Programs
For more detailed program information, please click the links provided or select from the drop-down menu on the website header. 
The Summer Conservatory was a 5-week summer intensive that ran from 2008 through 2017. Students participated in daily dance, voice, audition preparation and acting classes as well as industry-related workshops taught by professional staff with years of experience on Broadway, regionally and on theatre & concert stages around the country. (Please note: there are no summer programs currently offered in NJ.)
► Meet Me in St. Louis, Summer Conservatory 2010
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 application 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 June 1. For refund requests made after June 1st, 25% will be retained as an operational cost.  

No refunds will be granted AFTER June 15. 

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, 428 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
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Theatre Intensive (2008-2017)
Spotlight Theatre Program
For students entering grades 6 through 9
Limited open enrollment | first-come, first-served basis. 
The program culminates in a fully staged musical with roles cast via auditions held the first week of classes.

Homeroom 101, July 20 @ 8PM - OLL Church
July 22 @ 2PM - Players Theatre, NYC

Tuition: $830
Starlight Theatre Program
For students entering grades 2 though 5
Limited open enrollment | first-come, first-served basis.
The Starlight Theatre Program will be on hiatus for the summer of 2017 due to program restructuring. Regular classes will begin the Fall of 2017
Center Stage Program 
Students entering grades 9 through 12
Limited enrollment BY AUDITION ONLY
The program culminates with a fully staged musical review/showcase to be presented in NYC's off-broadway Players Theatre.

Get Outta' My Light!, July 21 & 22 @ 8PM

Tuition: $830
Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft 
For students entering grades 6 through 12 (Spotlight students may opt to participate for a full day experience)
Stagecraft will be on hiatus for the summer of 2017 due to program restructuring. Check back soon for program updates.
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