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2024 Program Information

High School Technical Theater — 3-Week Residential Program

Our Summer 2023 Production of Sweeney Todd Photo by Wendy Mutz

Session dates: June 29–July 21, 2024



Application required: Applicants must apply through GetAcceptd.com and submit a photo, resume & letter of recommendation. 

Age range: This program is recommended for students who are currently in the 9th through 12th grade. Seniors who have been accepted into OCU are also welcome to attend.

Audition submissions will be accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2023. Students who apply by Jan. 15 save 15% off their tuition.

For questions, please contact our office at [email protected] or call 405-208-5410.

Our Summer 2024 fully-staged production will be FOOTLOOSE. Join us we travel back to 1980's west Texas in this fun Tony-nominated show.

The 3-Week High School Technical Theater Program is an extension of OCU's Technical Theater Degree. This experience is meant to give high school students the true OCU college experience.

Real classes taught by faculty members. Unlike other programs, here you'll get to work with OCU faculty members and experience the world-class training our technical theatre students receive.

Our program prepares students for the rigor of being a college student and get a glimpse of what it's really like to be a college technical theatre major.

What are some features of this "real-life" college experience?

  • Classes with OCU faculty members
  • Hands-on experiences with OCU theatre staff
  • College production schedule - taking a musical from concept to production in 3 weeks!
  • Fully-staged production
  • Living in college dorms and eating in the cafeteria

  • Highly talented students from across the country
  • Intense daily schedule
  • Caring faculty that will help you succeed
  • Professional environment
  • Hands-on experience in all aspects of technical theatre

Week One - Focused on morning classes, afternoons of design and construction, and Act 1rehearsals at night

Week Two - Focused on morning classes, afternoons of design and construction, and Act 2 rehearsals at night

Week Three - Tech Rehearsals, Dress Rehearsals and Performances


Students who submit an application by Jan. 15, 2024 receive 15% off tuition. Early application also provides financial aid consideration for qualified students.


Financial aid applicants must fill out the financial aid section on the summer registration form and submit all requested documents. Please note that financial aid is limited and not guaranteed. Early application is suggested. Please see SUMMER AUDITION INFORMATION for submission deadlines.


OCU Summer Music is pleased to offer a $150 scholarship to students selected to participate in their state's honor choir (All-State). Documented proof of participation/award required. See Tuition and Policies for details.

  • Resume
  • Headshot (or school photo)
  • Letter of recommendation from your theatre teacher
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