The Arts Express Summer Stock Program provides intermediate to advanced performers and technical theatre students ages 14-25 the opportunity to be a core cast or production team member of a full Broadway show. In this six-week immersive program, students hone solo and ensemble performance skills in the key disciplines of musical theatre including acting, voice, and dance through master classes, topic based workshops, and production rehearsal. Students interested in the technical side of theatre work with industry professionals to bring their designs to life while learning fundamentals of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes and props design.


The Monte Awards - May 18th

Tuck Everlasting - July 12th – 14th

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

She Loves Me - Oct 18th – 20th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Spring Production Coming Soon!

Summer Stock - Actors

Summer Stock empowers aspiring young actors through a comprehensive program of master classes, professional audition and rehearsal processes and performance as a cast member in a fully produced Broadway show.  Using a collaborative and interactive conservatory-style environment, Arts Express faculty teach practical skills that can be applied immediately to elevate performance levels in acting, voice and dance disciplines.  Students develop confidence and technique, acquire insight and expertise, and learn to meet intellectual and artistic challenges.

Summer Stock – Tech

The Summer Stock Tech program places students side-by-side with Arts Express’ team of professional designers and technicians.  Students build their portfolio through master classes and hands-on experiences in the various aspects of technical theatre including costumes, sets, props, sound and lighting.  Tech students take on essential crew roles in the full produced Broadway show, gaining real-life skills in reading/comprehension (scripts, diagrams, etc.),  mathematics (set construction, costume design, etc.), science (the physics of rigging flown set-pieces, the chemistry of fog machines, etc.) and history (researching the story background).


What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.



The link for audition sign-up will be emailed upon registration.  Auditions are scheduled in 10-minute increments during the time frames below. 

Please prepare a 2-minute musical theatre piece that features your vocal range.  An accompanist will be provided.  Recorded music with no vocal backing may also be used (bring an aux cord - speaker is provided).  In addition, please bring your head shot and theatre resume.  

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd.

Thursday, May 9th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 31st from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

CALL BACKS are scheduled for Friday, May 31st from 1:00 - 5:00 pm


Rehearsal Venue: Tucson Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd.

Monday-Friday, 6/3/19 – 7/11/19

For Monday-Friday, 6/3-6/14:  All cast from 1:00 - 5:00 pm with pre-scheduled small group/lead work from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings only

For Monday - Friday, 6/17 - 7/5: All cast from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays AND 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings (with exception of Thursday, 7/4 see below)

For Thursday, 7/4:  Selected members of the cast will be called to perform at the Arts Express production of Let Freedom Sing.  Time TBD.

For Mon-Thurs, 7/8 – 7/11: All cast from 3:00 – 9:00 pm


Photos from various nationwide productions of Tuck Everlasting


Friday 7/12 at 7:00 pm

Saturday 7/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sunday 7/14 at 2:00 pm


Register before 4/1 for the 15% Early Bird Discount!

Actor Tuition (Ages 14-18):  $695

Actor Tuition (Ages 18-21): $495

Actor Tuition (Ages 21-25): $295

Tech Tuition (Ages 16-25): $295

Sibling Discounts Available

Scholarship Information Here

Meet the Directors

Nancy Davis Booth, Director
NANCY DAVIS BOOTH is a nationally acclaimed soprano, teacher and director. In addition to her professional performing career, she has served on the faculties of Butler University in Indianapolis and Concordia College in Minnesota. [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] She returned to Tucson in 2010 and taught in both the theater and music departments at Pima Community College teaching acting, musical theater, voice and directed main stage and black box productions. Her performing credits include symphonies, opera and theater companies, headlining on cruise ships, cabaret, summer festivals, community artist series and corporate clientele. She also served as clinician and judge for the Great American Songbook Competition with the Michael Feinstein Foundation. [/read]
Mike Padilla, Music Director
A native of Tucson, Mike has entertained and worked in Tucson, San Francisco and Japan as a cabaret entertainer, pianist, singer, actor, musical director and teacher. [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] He spent 17 years in San Francisco where he studied acting/singing at Studio ACT and the SF Academy of Performing Arts where he was mentored by Richard Nickol.  As an actor he has played Archie & Dr Craven in The Secret Garden, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Dr Parker in Bay Boy, Cladwell in Urinetowne to name a few.  Locally, He’s done musical direction for the Invisible Theatre, SALOC, The Gaslight, The Great American Playhouse, UofA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, Arts Express and CYT. He has been the vocal coach/music director for The Monte  Awards (Tucson Starlight Awards) the last 4 years as well as ATC’s Summer on Stage. Mike was an instructor at the UofA School of theatre for 4 years serving as the staff pianist, vocal coach and musical director. Mike is a member of NATS (Nat’l. Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) and maintains a private voice studio. [/read]