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    About the Theater Arts Program

    SCVTHS’s college preparatory honors theater arts department is recognized as one of the most competitive arts programs on the East Coast.  Our graduates are accepted to some of the best college and university drama programs in the country and abroad.  

    Students currently in 8th through 11th  grades from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties may apply. An audition is mandatory. The audition application deadline is in March for the following school year. Students may attend as a shared-time or full-time student.  Physical education & health requirements are satisfied in our program for all students. Tuition for out-of-county residents is paid for by the sending school district at no cost to the student. The sending school district provides transportation.                          
    Each student receives 16 honors credits per year which include health & physical education. (An application to our program can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.)

    Theater arts students track in one of the two areas of study described below.  Though both have a rich foundation in the study of acting with goals of creating clear, vibrant, and compelling stage behavior, the vocal music track of study includes an emphasis on the development of the singing voice.

    Candidates may audition for either or both.

    In addition to in-class training, Students will perform each year in either various studio workshops, informal and/or the main-stage performance.  

    ACTING                                              
    The acting program offers exciting and rigorous courses of study that refine performance techniques while challenging each student to discover the nuances of creative expression.
    Acting courses explore varied methods of training including improvisation, ensemble, and Meisner techniques.  Support and masterclasses include voice and movement,  vocal music,
    audition techniques, dance, script analysis, playwriting, technical theater, and theater history.

    ACTING WITH VOCAL MUSIC
    The acting with vocal music program offers the same diverse and extensive course of study as the acting program with an additional goal of  developing technically proficient singers who have a profound connection to character development.  Additional  course  studies include: vocal music, dance, music theory, and a study of American musical theater from
    classical composition to contemporary pop scores.

    COURSES OFFERED
    Acting                                                                                             
    Audition technique
    Directing
    Improvisation
    Music vocals (beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction)
    Playwriting
    Monologue and song repertory
    Scene analysis                                                                                                                                         
    Theater history
    Technical theater
    Voice & speech

    PERFORMANCES
    Mainstage production
    Informal class presentations
    Freshmen informal
    NYC showcase for industry professionals

    Just 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.  

    GUEST ARTISTS
    Guest Artists include working professional actors who teach master classes. Performances are scheduled throughout the year to keep students aware of contemporary issues related to the theater.               

       

    For more information about the acting program,  please contact:
    Mr. Joseph Mancusco
    jmancuso@scvts.net
    (908) 526-8900 ext. 7258

     
     

    Please click here for all Performing Arts Program applications
    https://www.scvths.org/domain/43

     

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