Summer Music Theatre (SMT) continues to be an annual tradition for the Rochester area community.  Each summer offers a new musical theatre production as an opportunity for students entering grades 4-12 AND 2018 graduates, to study the theatre process on-stage and back-stage.  SMT is operated as a professional production, from auditions through staging and presentation.   SMT is open to any student regardless of current school district. 

Auditions for SMT will be held Tuesday June 19 with callbacks on June 20 beginning at 9am and running until 2pm. Younger students will attend 3 days instead of 4 per week. All students enrolled in SMT are cast.

The tuition for SMT is $375 for Rochester Area Residents and $475 for non-residents. http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/pages/79753/summer-learning-program

REMINDER:  Students wishing to act in SMT will need to register with the Summer Learning Program prior to auditions.  Audition materials will be available in May on the website.

 Early auditions can be arranged for this production if a student will miss the audition date email: jpillsbury@rochester.k12.mi.us to arrange

Rochester High

180 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, Mi 48307  JoAnna Pillsbury Theatre Director          

jpillsbury@rochester.k12.mi.us   248-726-5384

ADDITIONAL COSTS and INFO

We try to keep all costs down to a minimum and make this task easy for each family. Over the years we have found that rolling in the cost helps everyone.

THIS FEE IS DUE FROM ALL ACTORS, TECH AND PIT 
$45 Pay to Cash: due on the first day of SMT June 19.   Concessions donation,  d-gifts ,  cast party AND catering for the cast, pit and crew in between shows on Saturday  This money goes to our boosters and helps to support and fund the program.

We ask that all families pay for 1 ad for our program. The cost for this is $15- $500. If we do not have enough ads we cannot run our program for the  Musical.  click on the link below for layout

Undergarments, and Dance shoes: depending on the group assigned. We have a discount with Barrs and Blades or you can get from any other location. DO NOT BUY UNTIL THE CHOREOGRAPHER/COSTUMER HAS CLEARED THIS.

VOLUNTEER TICKET PRESALE IS ON TUESDAY JULY 1
This is only for volunteers who have signed up through signup genius!!!.  

SMT FUNDRAISING EVENT WILL BE ON FRIDAY JULY 10 
THIS EVENT CONTINUES TO BE A FANTASTIC SHOW FOR ALL AGES Featuring our former SMT students this event raises money for SMT scholarships. DONATION FEE FOR ADMISSION BEGINS AT $10.

Picture CD will be available for $15 each more info to follow



SMT CURRENT UPDATES

​​​STAFF DIRECTORY

Director: Jo Anna Pillsbury jpillsbury@rochester.k12.mi.us
Pit Director: Cat Menzies catdmenzies@gmail.com
 
Costume Designer: Jan Pareyt Janiebananie@wowway.com
Auditorium Manager: Dan Jaffe djaffe@rochester.k12.mi.us
Volunteer Coordinator:Lisa Schein
Principal: Chad Zwolinski

SMT philosophy: To promote excellence in Theatrical Arts while
providing a cooperative and professional learning environment for
all students.

Call times for The Run of the Show

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  The show begins at 7pm


Wednesday July preview performance curtin is at 10 am

Mics arrive at 7:45am

HS and Dancers Arrive at 8am

Middle and Elementary arrive at 9 am

All Actors report to the Choir room at 9:30am  for vocal warm up Meeting will begin right after Please make certain your mics are on 

EVENING performance times  Wednesday - Friday

Curtain is at 7pm 

Mics arrive at 4:30pm

HS and Dancers Arrive at 5pm

Middle and Elementary arrive at 6pm

All Actors report to the Choir room at 6:30 for vocal warm up Meeting will begin right after Please make certain your mics are on  

Saturday matinee begins at 1pm

mics 10:45am

HS and Dancers arrive at 11am

Middle and Elementary school arrive at 12 noon

All actors report to the choir room for vocal warm up at 12:30

Middle and Elementary students MAY GO HOME IN BETWEEN SHOWS.  Please let us know if you will do this.  HS will stay in between shows and eat. Food is being provided. 


Saturday Evening Show begins at 7pm:

Mics 4pm

Dancers and HS ensemble get makeup at 4:30

Middle School and Elementary that went home, arrive at 5:45

Meeting for our final show will be at 6pm vocal warm up first then D gifts

Cast party after show.... 


REMEMBER WE HAVE STRIKE NEXT WEEK 9-1 MONDAY -THURSDAY.  parent help is greatly needed 



 Adams High School Theatre