ACT @ TUTS, short for The Apprentice Conservatory Training at Theatre Under the Stars.
ACT@TUTS is an extension of the classes taught through The Academy at Theatre Under the Stars Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, with a focus on talented actor/singer/dancers 13 to 18 years of age. It aims to offer opportunities in complete musical theatre pieces with emphasis on the performer, supplemented with some physical production and technical aspects. ACT@TUTS was designed for students trained through The HSMT Academy, students who become familiar with Theatre Under the Stars through the Tommy Tune Awards for Excellence in High School Musicals, as well as Houston-area students interested in the performing arts. These performers will enhance their Musical Theatre experience through interaction with professional directors, musical directors, and choreographers. The practicum environment will then be capped with public performances to gauge audience reaction to their developing craft.