Whether you prefer to be on stage or backstage, Usdan’s robust summer theater program offers students a chance to choose from an array of performance and hands-on technical theater classes and work side by side with highly skilled theater professionals and instructors.
The dynamic hub of the Usdan theater program is the extraordinary Lemberg Drama Center, which includes an air-conditioned indoor theater, two outdoor theaters, rehearsal studios, and costume, prop, and set shops. With offerings in both drama and musical theater, our students have several opportunities to experience the full of cycle of staging and performing a play or musical throughout the summer. Recent productions include Into the Woods, Frog and Toad, Finian’s Rainbow, and Oliver!
High-school aged students may audition for The Usdan Troupe which presents a fully-staged musical production every year. Former company members describe it as "summer stock theater for teens."
2020 MAJORS: Curtain Up; Drama Lab; Musical Theater; Musical Theater Adventure; Theater Tech Workshop; The Usdan Troupe
2020 MINORS: Improvisation; Performance Poetry & Podcasting (also listed under Creative Writing)