Summer Stock Austin

The Long Center invites you to be a part of Summer Stock Austin’s 12th Season.

The Summer Stock Austin program is unique for a number of reasons. First of all, there is no tuition fee for our college and high school participants who are selected solely on the basis of their demonstrated talent, promise, and character. Second, as part of a “stock” company, each of our participants performs, designs, builds, and assists with every aspect of a theatrical production. Finally, our participants have the opportunity to work side by side with University faculty as well as theatre professionals from Austin and around the country. Our high school students get a taste of theatre at the college level, and our college students gain entry into the world of professional theatre. To our knowledge, this is the only program of its kind in the United States.

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2016 Season

The Addams Family

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The Broadway Muscial sensation THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings the familiar and bizarre antics of your favorite family of darkness to life. Join the magnificently morbid world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch in an evening of show-stopping numbers and an all new story based on original Charles Addams cartoon characters. What happens when Wednesday Addams brings a “normal” family to dinner? This is sure to be a recipe for a weirdly wonderful evening. Buy Tickets ›


CARNIVAL is really two musicals: a heart-warming love story between two lonely souls and an exciting circus spectacular! A huge cast of talented singers, dancers and circus performers tell the story of a young French orphan who runs away to join the circus. The story was first immortalized in the classic MGM musical LILI. The stage version with Bob Merrill as composer and lyricist, Michael Stewart as librettist, David Merrick producing, and Gower Champion as director and choreographer, became a Broadway sensation. The original production received acclaim for its magic, simplicity and compassion, and it continues to grace stages and bring smiles to audiences worldwide.
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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

From the creative minds of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown of the “Biscuit Brothers” comes a brand-new musical adventure full of family fun, thrills, musical romance, and unforgettable characters! Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER is the story of Lucas, a tin soldier made with only one leg, who dreams of becoming a ‘real’ soldier. When Rosalind, the ballerina princess who hopes to restore fairness to the kingdom, becomes mysteriously ill, Lucas must risk everything and journey into the perilous world beyond the workshop to find a cure for his beloved princess before time runs out.
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Theatre-For-All Daycamp

Come and join us for the “Theatre For All” Day Camp hosted by Austin’s own award-winning theatre company, Summer Stock Austin. This special day of theatre will include a performance of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, the World Premiere of a musical by the Biscuit Brothers’ Allen Robertson and Damon Brown; a backstage tour and meet-and-greet with the cast; theatre games, improvisation workshop, stage combat and much more! Plus all children will learn an original song with choreography from the show to be performed at the end of your camp experience! For ages 5 to 12.
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