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SJCCA Theatre Department

About Our Program

The theatre arts program has a strong emphasis on performance and skill building for students at all levels.  Our curriculum explores studies in not only performance and character development, but also theatre history, design and technical theatre. The theater department’s events range from thespian competition to full musical theatre productions. Every child in every performance class has the opportunity to perform at some point in the school year.  The theatre department is proud to produce both a full-length play and a mainstage musical each school year.  All mainstage productions are open to all grade levels and our students are highly active in Florida Jr Thespians as proud members of Troupe 88467.

The Importance of Arts Education:

An arts education is vital for every child to enhance their critical thinking skills, expression of ideas, creative problem-solving and personal exploration. It is also a central component for a productive and compassionate society.  Most importantly, it is essential for the arts-oriented child to have a place and the opportunity to explore, understand, and develop their creativity then find a way to properly express it in a safe, supportive environment where they will be challenged to do their best.

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 27TH, 2024! We hope to see you there!!

Audition Requirements

The SJCCA middle school theatre program is designed to develop fundamental skills in the student actor through physical and vocal training, improvisation, the study of plays and their structure, musical theatre and play production. In addition to classroom experiences, students attend thespian festivals, drama workshops, special performances, and outstanding theatrical productions.

For beginners with very limited or no performance experience, we will hold workshop sessions to assess their ability, willingness to participate and attitude for proper placement.

Students with performance experience are encouraged to prepare a monologue and do a true audition.

The theatre audition will consist of:

  1. Monologue – Performing a self-introduced, memorized monologue

 (1 minute in length).

  1. Brief Individual Interview – A discussion between the student and theatre teachers to help determine the student’s level of artistic discipline, interest, and suitability for the program.

Audition Tips

As the monologue is being prepared, it is important to note that this should not be a scene for 2 or more people.  Monologues are one person scenes.  Please refrain from using poems, songs or a material written by the student. The monologue should come from a published play or a book of monologues. Monologue books can be obtained from the library, bookstores, the internet, or your school drama teacher, if applicable. Be certain your monologue is age appropriate.  The best choice of monologue will give the student the chance to display their ability to create characterization and to move comfortably on stage.


9:00am-9:55am: Beginner Workshop #1

10:00am-10:55am: Beginner Workshop #2

11:30am-3:00pm (or until complete): Intermediate/Advanced actor auditions