For the past decade, the folks at Summer Stock Austin have brought high school and college age theater students together with working professionals to stage multiple musicals in a short period of time.
Every summer, the kids and adults at Summer Stock rehearse, build sets, do publicity and technical work, and then put on a show in just a matter of weeks. And they do that for three shows at once. It's a bit of whirlwind, but the result is that the students learn a lot about the theater world and audiences get to see a few low-priced live musicals.
This summer, to commemorate Summer Stock's tenth anniversary, they're re-staging their first ever production, Footloose, along with the classic Chicago and the all-new, original musical Stone Soup, written this year by Austin's own Allen Robertson.