Studio B News & Updates

Studio B Performing Arts Center has a few updates and reminders for the spring and summer. Please mark your calendars for the following:

Summer Auditions:

Studio B will hold open auditions for two summer shows on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Auditions for James & the Giant Peach (non-musical play) are open to those ages 6-19. Those auditioning will need to be ready for a cold reading from the script. Auditions for the Elvis musical All Shook Up will be open to anyone entering 8th grade through early college. Those auditioning for All Shook Up should come prepared with a short monologue and 32 bars of a 50s style song (with accompaniment CD). Everyone auditioning should bring a current headshot, resume and audition forms available at

Summer Camps & Workshops

We are still registering for our summer camps and workshops. Some of them are almost full, so don’t wait to register.  Remember, we have two camps for Minis (ages 4-7), two two-week camps for Stars (ages 7-14) and our long workshop production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr, open to both Minis and Stars.

Voice Lessons:

Our music director John Green has some openings this summer for private vocal lessons. He will also offer a special rate to anyone who participates in All Shook Up.  Voice lessons are a great benefit to all theater students, young and old alike, so if you are interested, please check for more information.

Studio B Hosts One Act Play:

This Thursday and Friday, Studio B will host the one act play Action by Sam Shepard, directed by D. Heath Gammon. Times for the show are 7 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday. There is a suggested donation of $10. Donations will be given to the Koontz Memorial Fund. Please come see a great show and support a wonderful cause.

Note from Executive Director, DeAnna McDearmont:

Last of all, as many of you already know my family is moving and I will be passing on my duties to Jen Adame. My last day at Studio B will be August 15. Jen and I are already working on the transition and you will start seeing many communications coming from her. We want to start the transition now so it will be seamless for everyone. Studio B has been like a second home to my family and me for several years. Studio B became a labor of love and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have loved watching the kids grow and mature and enjoyed getting to know everyone. While we will miss the theater and those involved, we are very excited about the opportunities ahead of us. We won’t be far and will certainly come back to see shows and visit as often as we can. We have a great group of volunteers and I have confidence that Jen will do a great job running the theater. We assure you that everything at Studio B will go on—shows and classes are already planned for the next year. Thank you for your support!