Theater Arts

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    The acting auditions on 1/18/24 will take place at Somerset County Vo-tech, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. 
    Look for the high school's main office entrance and find our check-in table in the main lobby"? 
    We asked theater arts graduates from as far back as 2011 to share their perspectives on their time here.
    They tell the story far better than we ever could.
    Click on the image to watch.
    Alumni Video
    The Theater Arts Program
                      Somerset County Vocational and Technical  High School offers gifted and talented students programs, acting and acting emphasizing vocal music. 
                               The gifted and talented performing arts program at SCVTHS celebrates more than 20 years of theater arts instruction, offering students professional preparation for careers in the arts. While learning and refining technical skills, young artists discover their creative potential.

    Students from schools in twenty-one communities participate in our
    acting or acting with vocal music programs, receiving up to
    16 high school honors credits (including physical education & health) annually. 

    Experience Excellence in Professional Acting and Vocal Music training.
    Register now for Theater Arts Hour
    Students of Grades 6-11 in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

    Embark on a journey to explore the finest high school acting training program on the East Coast. Our highly anticipated Theater Arts Hour is now on November 30 at 6 p.m., via Zoom Video. Theater Arts Hour is one of our primary recruitment vehicles for next year's incoming theater arts students.

    Immerse yourself in an hour of enlightenment and artistry. Join us virtually on Zoom for a comprehensive session featuring informative insights, compelling performances, and the opportunity to connect with fellow aspiring actors.                                                                                                                                                   
    Engage with our distinguished faculty, comprised of seasoned theater professionals, and interact with our current students and accomplished alums. Witness an exclusive presentation of select student works, providing a glimpse into the standard of excellence we uphold.

     Ensure your participation in this exceptional event by registering in advance via this link:
    Upon registration, anticipate a prompt confirmation email, furnishing essential details for seamless access to the event.

    For any inquiries, contact Paul O'Connor

    Unleash your potential and step into the world of theatrical mastery. Seize this invaluable opportunity. Register promptly and let your passion for the stage flourish.
    Need to familiarize yourself with our program? Please view a short YouTube video about our honors acting and vocal music program using this link.

    A small sampling of the colleges and universities that have accepted
    our performing arts graduates:

    NYU Tisch School of the Arts

    Mason Gross School of the Arts

    University of Massachusetts

    Carnegie Mellon

    Columbia University

    Princeton University

    Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

    University of Southern California (USC)

    London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts

    Boston Conservatory of Music

    Boston University

    Berklee College of Music

    Ohio State University

    Penn State University

    University of Michigan

    American University

    George Mason University

    Rutgers University  

    Wagner College

    Pratt Institute

    California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

    Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC)

    Northwestern University

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    University of the Arts

    Emerson College

    All students are required to audition for acceptance into the program.
    Our performing arts faculty encourage growth in individuality and creativity, helping students become more culturally aware and sensitive to the arts. Students wishing to continue their education in the performing arts are offered the opportunity to visit colleges, attend productions, as well as meet
    with speakers, alumni and guest artists.

    Click here to access the online application.

    A reminder to anyone who attends our performances that absolutely no one is granted the right to take photos or to video tape our performances.