Newman Summer Theater Conservatory

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Here are answers to some of the questions you may have. Please contact us for more information!

What is the cost of the program?

2019 rates: $1,290. Full tuition must be received by April 5, 2019.

Where is the program housed?

The program is housed on Newman’s campus in the newly renovated Henson Auditorium at 5333 Danneel Street.

Is experience necessary in acting, dance, and /or singing to be admitted to the program?

No, we are a training program focused on the process and skills development.The program is opened to all levels of experience.

What do students need to bring?

Students are required to have jazz shoes, pencils and a composition book.

What should students wear?

Students should wear comfortable clothing which allows for movement and have a set of blacks (black pants and black t-shirt) for the production. Overly baggy clothing is not allowed.


Optional lunch will be available to all Theater Workshop students at an additional fee. Students who are registered for lunch will need to opt in for an entire session; lunch cannot be purchased on a daily basis. For more information and the menu, please click here.

Students who do not register for lunch will need to bring a lunch from home each day. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

What transportation options are available near Newman?

Newman is conveniently located about two blocks away from the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line.The streetcar runs from downtown at Canal St., down St. Charles Avenue, and to the intersection of Carrollton and Claiborne Avenues.

Which musical production will the students be preparing for?

Summer 2019's production is t.b.d.. Previous productions have included Beauty and the Beast, Jr., Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., Into The Woods, Jr., Little Mermaid, Jr., and Music Man, Jr.

When do students audition for a role in the musical?

Auditions will be held during the first couple days of the conservatory. Students will spend the first day of the Workshop learning audition skills, getting to know the show, and selecting a targeted audition piece for the show. On the second day, students will spend the morning sessions practicing their audition pieces with the actual auditions being held that afternoon.

Will there be extended supervision available?

No, students are expected to be dropped off and picked up promptly or to have other arrangements in place.


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Newman admits students without regard to physical handicap, race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students. It does not discriminate in the administration of educational policies, financial aid programs, athletic programs, or any other school-administered programs.