Schools-Youth & Young Adult Performances

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Book by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls

Directed by Latoya & Michael Young

When school teacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm,she’s whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy is told about the Wiz,a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she’s joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.

Performances: October 18, 19, 20, 25 26, 27, 2019

UPCOMING SCHOOL & YOUTH PERFORMANCES (Keep checking for updates & new productions)

Montessori School of Anderson StageCraft for Kids Palmetto High School-Mustang Stage Company South Carolina School of the Arts-AU Woodmont High-Wildcat Players


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The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is a public residential high school for emerging artists. The school gives artistically talented high school students from across the state the opportunity to study their art in a supportive environment of artistic and academic excellence. Arts concentrations include Creative WritingDanceDramaMusic and Visual Arts.

The nine-month residential high school is modeled after a master-apprentice community with an arts faculty who are all practicing artists, as well as educators in their areas of expertise. In addition to rigorous pre-professional arts training, students receive an intense and innovative academic education that fosters connections to the arts while meeting all the requirements necessary for a South Carolina high school diploma.  All other art areas are two-year programs for eleventh and twelfth grade students.

Students apply and audition to attend the school. There is no tuition to attend, although there are minimal processing and meal plan fees. Life at the Governor’s School is a constant collaboration. Emerging artists from different backgrounds and all five art areas work together, learn from one another, and grow to form bonds that last long past graduation.

Go to The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities website

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University trains professional visual, musical and theatrical artists who are serious about both their art and Christian faith. Staffed by highly trained and world-class artists, musicians, actors, dancers, theatrical designers, and scholars, we mentor students to develop their artistry to its fullest potential so they may thrive professionally and serve others through the arts.

We offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees with majors and concentrations in graphic design, painting and drawing, graphic design, ceramics, art education, musical theatre, theatrical design, acting and directing, dance, worship leadership, music education, and vocal, keyboard and instrumental performance.

We believe that intense, trans-formative mentor-ship inspires this generation of artists to develop their creative talents to their fullest potential. We also coach students to identify and value how their skills can be applied in the career they envision as well as in related fields. Our professors—from Hollywood recording musicians to sought-after art directors—represent the highest level of artistic achievement, and they want to show students how they can get there too.

Go to The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University website

                       MISSION STATEMENT

 The mission of Southwood Academy of the Arts is to provide a nurturing and challenging learning environment that empowers artist-scholars to reach their full artistic and academic potential.


Southwood Academy of the Arts is a public arts school where dedicated students are prepared by artist/teachers for a lifelong involvement in artistic and academic pursuits.

Our Beliefs…

Go to The Southwood Academy of the Arts  website

The mission of Calhoun Academy of the Arts is to create a collaborative school community that challenges all children to learn, to excel and to be responsible citizens by utilizing successful teaching strategies that integrate the arts through various resources, including families and our community, in a positive learning environment.


Our Beliefs…

Go to Calhoun Academy of the Arts website


Youth programs are designed to involve aspiring young actors & actresses

  • FINE ARTS CENTER OF EASLEY-Theatre Encore Company
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    • Encore Theatre Company

    • 117 South Pendleton Street
    • Easley SC 29640
    • Phone: 864-442-6027
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    • Stagecraft Theatre for Kids

    • P.O. Box 145
      Anderson, SC 29622
    • Phone: (864) 209-1884
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    • Project Challenge Playhouse

    • 2005 N. Main St.
      Anderson, SC 29621
      Located on the Adult Education Center campus
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