July 28th, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

In celebration of ASHSTP's 20th Anniversary  and as an homage to late, great Debbie Reynolds CCA's All Southern Theater Project (ASHSTP) in in collaboration with McLeod Summer Playhouse present Signin' in the Rain, the iconic show that made Debbie Reynolds a star!   

The All Southern High School Theatre Project (ASHSTP) is a partnership between Carbondale Community Arts and Southern Illinois University’s McLeod Summer Playhouse (MSP). The program offers intensive training with professional directors, technical and artistic staff in all aspects of musical theatre performance.

The Project’s 2017 schedule includes four weeks of rigorous instruction and rehearsal Director/Choreographer Wes Drummond and Musical Director Kevin A. Smith. Additionally,  special workshops will be offered by guest artists.

As a key part of this performance-based training, Drummond will direct the students in a
professionally staged production of the Broadway hit Singin' in the Rain as the final show of the 2017 McLeod Summer Playhouse season.

High school students interested in off-stage production or technical experiences may apply for a paid internship, running from mid-June through the first week of August. Fill out an internship application here, and submit by May 5, 2017.


ASHSTP is an audition and fee-based program, meaning you must audition in front of our producers and directors. There are many scholarship opportunities available and no students are turned away for lack of funds. Simply check “scholarship” on your audition form to be considered.

Rehearsal begins July 5th (Carbondale location TBD) and meets weekdays 9-5.

Students attend dance, singing, and acting workshops in the morning and play rehearsal in the afternoon. Students must provide their own lunch.

The production runs July 27-30, with evening performances July 27, 28 and 29 and ends with a matinee performance on July 30.

Students must be available the entire length of the program, attend workshops daily and on-time, and be available for the production of the show without exception.

Performances take place in McLeod Theater on SIU campus to enthusiastic full audiences.

Students aldo have the opportunity to participate in a post-production tour, which takes cast members to areas of the community that have limited access to theater.

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