South Orange County School of Arts

Thoroughly Modern Millie


The SOCSA Summer production is coming June 30 through July 2nd at the Porthole Theatre.  Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the British musical “Chrysanthemum”, which opened in London in 1956. Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle.  This comic pastiche. won 6 Tony Awards in 2002 and now SOCSA students will wow you.  Buy your tickets now, SOCSA summer shows sell out quick and you might see the future stars of SOCSA in their first performance.

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Jazz Workshop – August 8-12th 7:00pm


SOCSA Academy Vocal Music presents The 2016 Summer Workshop.  Students can register for an in depth, fully immersive vocal jazz experience now.  Learn the techniques and stylings of Jazz with professional instructors and coaches.   This week long workshop will begin on Monday August 8th and combine 4 nightly sessions of instructor led workshops culminating with a vocal jazz concert on Friday August 12th at 7:00pm.   This workshop will include Jazz history and forms, rhythms and styles, Jazz harmony, improvisation, and of course optional solo opportunities for the concert.  Download the form here now or email Mr. Woods at for more information.

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A (Really) Funny Evening with Rita


SOCSA is proud to announce a benefit concert with world renown comedian Rita Rudner.  The Porthole Theatre will host “A (Really) Funny Evening with Rita” on Saturday September 17 at 7:00pm.  You will be rolling with laughter as Rita Rudner brings her comedy to  SOCSA’s stage.  Rita Rudner has been on several HBO comedy specials, Broadway stages and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.  A hilarious comedian and a huge supporter of the arts, Rita will perform to benefit The South Orange County School of the Arts Academy.  Get your tickets now, this show will sell out!!!

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