Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Sierra School of Performing Arts’ all-youth musical production of Seussical Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This unforgettable musical caper is perfect for the entire family! Click here for tickets.
Monday, April 23 at 7 pm
Auditions for Sierra School of Performing Art's summer musical are right around the corner. There are three audition dates and you only need to attend one.
Wednesday, March 21, 6pm - 8:45pm OR
Saturday, March 24, 1pm - 4:30pm OR
Sunday, March 25, 1pm - 4:30pm
Auditions will be held at the SSPA studio: 1380 Greg Street, Suite 225, Sparks, Nevada, 89431. For more information, click here to go to the Auditions page.
There will be three weekends of shows! Dates are August 17 to September 1 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno.
It's Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Announcing our summer 2018 musical!
Performances August 17 - September 1
at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
at Bartley Ranch
Auditions for our summer musical will take place in spring of 2018 - check back for details.
15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play
Youth theater for ages 9 and up
Directed by Anthony Mendoza and Janet Lazarus
Sierra School of Performing Arts
1380 Greg Street, Ste 225
Sparks, NV 89431
This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes. The actors parade out on stage and begin to explain to the audience all the reasons why being in a play is a terrible, horrible, outrageously dangerous thing. The reasons range from long and twisted stories of traumatic childhood theatrical experiences, to how the weather can change from sunny to apocalyptic if a cast breathes too much at once, to the simple explanation that “Plays suck.”
Please be prepared to stay for the entire audition. Auditions will consist of reading from the script and improvisations. A prepared monologue is recommended but not required.
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, February 4 and will be every Saturday afternoon, tentatively from 1:30–4:30 pm.
We may have additional rehearsals as needed on a weeknight to be determined. The play will have three performances in May. Watch our website for rehearsal dates, production dates and show location.
Ages 9 and up (by audition only)
$200 (Scholarships are available.)
If you are needed for a callback, you will receive an email by Wednesday, April 20. Just because you are not asked to callbacks does not mean you will not be cast in the production. Those cast in the production will receive an email in early May. A complete list of those cast in the production will be listed on the Upcoming Shows page of this website in early May.
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