Summer Stock Austin has now become an official sponsored program of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, center officials announced.

A separate organization since its founding in 2004, Summer Stock Austin has offered Central Texas high school and college students intensive theater training and the opportunity perform free of charge. Admission to the program is based on talent.

Students are immersed in all areas of production as part of a “stock” company– performing, design, building sets and everything else that comes presenting three musicals.

Summer Stock Austin’s 2013 production of “Pippin”

This summer SSA presents “Into the Woods,” “Guys & Dolls” and a new musicals for young audiences “Tortoise & Hare,” by Austin musician Allan Robertson.

Now Summer Stock Austin will come under the umbrella of the Long Center’s developing education program.

See the Summer Stock Austin 2015 schedule here: