South Orange County School of Arts


aida image  Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, played by recent Varsity Arts Vocalist of the Year nominee Kyla Stone, Amneris, an Egyptian princess played by sophomore Ashley Patrick, and Radames, the solider they both love, played by senior Andrew Fajardo in his final role on the SOCSA stage.  Rounding out the cast are Zoser, the menacing and power-hungry king, played by sophomore Jason Rothman, Mereb played by sophomore Jeremy Ingraham and, Nehebka, the Nubian slave girl who will do anything to protect the princess, played by junior, Stephanie Argent.

Ably wrangled by seasoned stage manager, Kim Thomas, with a student orchestra, choreography by senior, Olivia Gherardini, and costumes designed by a team of remarkable SOCSA students, this amazing production is a MUST SEE.

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Take a sneak peak at Aida rehearsals here.

SOCSA – Incoming Auditions for New Students

SOCSA Auditions are available now.

New incoming student applicants please call (949)240-1994  to schedule an audition.


Show Choir Concert

Comes see the dynamic SOCSA Show Choir perform their hit “Smash It II” on stage Friday May 1st at 7:00pm in the DHHS Porthole Theatre.



OC Register : Nominations for Artist of the Year

The Varsity Arts 2015 Vocal Music Artist of The Year nominations were announced Feb. 17th.  SOCSA student Kyla Stone was nominated.  We are so proud of your achievement Kyla.

Below is an excerpt from the OC Register article.  To view the whole article, click here.

Kyla Stone

Dana Hills High School

Vocal styles: classical, jazz, contemporary/Broadway, pop/rock

“My love for music encompasses many genres, and the clips I chose illustrate how fortunate I feel to be able to perform a wide range of styles. ‘Lush Life’ is not only a standard, but also a challenging piece to interpret. I happened to learn this song in a week, and still work to perfect it because I believe our work in the developing of our craft is never done.”

Opera Night – Orange County Register

Our SOCSA stars have done it again.  A Magical Night Opera Gala made headlines in the Orange County Register.  SOCSA stars Jeremy Ingraham, Emily Forster, Sarah Tupper and Kate Kivinski take center stage in this online article about Opera Night 2015.


See the full article on the OC Register’s website.