Summer Stock Austin Celebrates Ten Years
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.