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Summer Dinner Theatre: Student Information Guide

Everything you need to know about Summer Dinner Theatre.
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What You Will Get From Summer Dinner Theatre (SDT)

As a part of the SDT company, you will work with professional directors, choreographers, music directors, and designers to produce two exciting productions.

Our primary goal in this program is to give you an experience, in performance or technical training, which will better prepare you for future endeavors in theatre. We do that by training and improving existing talents and abilities, as well as providing an exciting and fun experience in aspects of the production you may be unfamiliar with.

Master Classes

In addition to rehearsals and performances, you will attend Master Classes taught by professional actors, directors, and designers from the Washington, DC and New York areas. These classes are designed to improve the your skills in the following areas:  

  • Choreography            
  • Auditioning  
  • Costume Design
  • Set Design / Set Painting

Credit and Noncredit Options

Earn 3 Transferable College Credits

The credit course, MUSC 187 & 187L - Musical Theatre Production, can earn you three college semester hours of music, theatre, humanities or general education credits. These credits are fully transferable to many institutions. Advance placement is also available in many instances.

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Noncredit Continuing Education Course

This option is provided for individuals who have an interest and ability and want to further their education and experience but do not desire or are not eligible for college credit.

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Auditions and Tech Interviews

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Summer Dinner Theatre is a college-level course that focuses on the production of musical theatre in a dinner theatre setting. As a part of the Summer Dinner Theatre company, you will work with professional directors, choreographers, music directors, and designers to produce two exciting productions.

SDT is open to college and university students, high school students age 16 and older by May 5, 2022, and members of the Montgomery College community.

Students accepted into SDT are expected to participate in both shows and must be willing to work and help in all areas of the production. All students assist with responsibilities for both shows and, if they wish, are employed to work the front of house aspects before the public performances. More information about student employment can be found in the Working Dinner Shifts section.

All actors and technicians accepted into the SDT program must to register at Montgomery College for a credit or non-credit option. More information about registration can be found in the Class Sessions section.

Summer Dinner Theatre Auditions

Auditions will be held in May.