Summer Musical Theatre Experience

The Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE) provides the opportunity for local area high school Summer Musical Theatre Logostudents to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local theatre professionals at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.

Auditions are typically in April or May and are open to current 7th through 12th graders in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau and outer lying counties. Previous experience is not required. Actors, dancers, singers, technicians and musicians are needed. A participation fee is required which covers costume rental, show memorabilia, etc. Scholarships/payment arrangements are available.

For more information contact the SMTE hotline at (904) 646-2347 or email.

The 17th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience presents Sister Act!

The Florida State College at Jacksonville High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience is celebrating its 17th year providing theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area. This summer, more than 50 student performers and technicians will train with professional theatre artists in preparation for our production of Sister Act!

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Appropriate for all audiences and groups.

Performances: July 21 - 30, 2023

Audition Information

Performers: For current 7th - 12th grade students interested in acting, singing and dancing.  No previous musical theater experience necessary!  Please attend audition date.

  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Technicians: For current 8th - 12th grade students interested in set construction, costumes, lights, props and sound.

Important Audition Materials

Audition Announcement

Available Roles

Performer Application

Technician Application

Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus

FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts

11901 Beach Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32246


If you have any questions, please call the SMTE Hotline at (904) 646-2347

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