Santa Barbara’s Teen Theatre Company

Fall Play. Spring Musical. Year Round Experience.

We’re a performance conservatory that provides professional training, personal growth, and a like-minded tribe for teen actors aged 12-18.

The lights are ON at Lights Up!

We are accepting online auditions NOW for our unique 20/21 season.  We’re also proud to announce a new high-school only musical track in addition to our all-company musical!

–What does Company Membership mean?

Interested actors, singers and dancers aged 12-19 audition for admission to our fun, inclusive company of teen actors and then upon admission, will attend callbacks for specific shows with the rest of the company. As company members you also get access to our workshops, special events and learning/performance opportunities, and become part of our community. Once you are accepted, you will choose between our acting or musical programs based on age and experience.

In addition to selecting among our tracks (Acting, Musical, Combination); all company members get to participate in company-wide activities including Zoom Calls, Watch Parties, Weekend skills and professional workshops, and social gatherings (AS SOON as we can have them!).

–How do I audition?

It’s easy! Please take a video of yourself singing a song that is in a comfortable range and shows your abilities, as well as a short monologue, either dramatic or comedic (30-60 sec.) If you need ideas for monologues, email us and we’ll send you some.  These do not have to be memorized, but please remember to look at the camera once in a while! Please submit these to info@lightsupsb.com. When we receive your audition “tape,” we’ll ask you to fill out a short questionnaire to tell us a little about yourself.

We’re always happy to help and to answer any questions you might have…don’t hesitate to reach out to info@lightsupsb.com and one of us will get back to you!

Show announcements coming soon!

What we believe in

Trust comes first. Add a (very) high bar, deep respect, and creative passion. That's how professional actors—and great humans—come to be.

Find Your Light

Lights Up! Theatre Company is a haven for Santa Barbara teens to learn, stretch, trust, and go deeper than they’d gone before, all while having a blast. We are a company of actors who support one another as we each find our special light.

We present a professionally produced straight play in the fall and a fully staged musical in the spring. We rehearse during the school year as a company to hone our craft, develop deep lifelong connections, and explore who we are as actors and people. We are a tribe. Want in?

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How We Work

Company members can choose between an acting intensive program that culminates in a straight play performance at the Center Stage Theater in December, a musical program that leads to our spring Musical in March at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, or a combined program which gives them the best chance to develop their skills across all disciplines. We work hard, and we play just as fiercely. Expect lots of focus and as much laughter. Guest artist workshops, field trips, and a thrilling student-directed showcase featuring favorite broadway songs and scenes round out our curriculum. Sound exciting? The first step is to schedule a friendly, low-stress audition!

Buzz

Big Fish / Majorie Luke Theatre / April 24-27, 2019 / Inaugural Musical Production!!!

“An astoundingly good production of a very fun show. The huge cast seemed well rehearsed and certainly enthusiastic, the big production numbers were full of fabulous set pieces and terrific dance sequences, and the costumes were worth the price of admission alone.” ~Montecito Journal

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