Student Summer Stock

Community Arts Center is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Student Summer Stock production will be Disney’s NEWSIES! Student Summer Stock at the CAC in collaboration with Lycoming College’s Theater and Music departments, is committed to providing a high-quality, positive, and rewarding experience to all participating students! Each summer a production is picked and auditions are held for students in grade 7th through 12th. The program’s mission is to offer an opportunity for students to create alongside working professional theater-makers so they can bring new passion and skills back to their community and educational programs. The community looks forward to this production every summer and it has become a true testament to the quality and quantity of available talent in the Greater Williamsport area. The Student Summer Stock at the CAC presents a student-centric show with professional production values to a large and enthusiastic audience in the beautiful Community Arts Center.

Show Dates: 

Friday, July 26th

Saturday, July 27th

Sunday, July 28th

Audition Information: 

When: April 29 and 30 @ 6:00 PM (pick one of these dates—you don’t need to be at both)

Where: Williamsport Community Arts Center

Who: Students just finishing 7th grade to students just graduating from High School are eligible to participate.

  • You must live in Lycoming County or one of the counties contiguous to Lycoming.
  • If cast as a Principle Character, you must be available to attend all evening rehearsal dates to which you are called.

What to Bring:

  • Auditionees will be allotted a 3-minute slot to audition. You have the choice to prepare one character driven song from a musical, or two 16 bar pieces from character-driven songs that highlight their talents. An accompanist will be provided. Recorded music is allowed. No A Cappella songs, please.
  • Come dressed to move. A short dance sequence will be taught at the beginning of each evening


  • Rehearsals will begin June 3, and occur every weeknight until opening on July 25. Come prepared to share any known summer vacations or other obligations that may conflict with the rehearsal process. While we might be able to accommodate some conflicts, they will be taken into consideration when casting.
  • Our production of Newsies will be as inclusive as possible. Except for the roles that are defined by their gender (like Jack and Katherine), or for whom race is specifically defined (Medda Larkin), any role is available for any actor. We expect this to be a diverse show, with many opportunities for actors/singers/dancers regardless of race or gender identity.
  • This year’s Student Summer Stock will be directed by Dr. C. Austin (Chris) Hill, with Music Direction by Tim Latsha, and Choreography by Allison Hill. Orchestra conducted by William Ciabattari.


If you need more information, please contact Chris at