Every April, OCSA produces an Actors Showcase, which features 12 to 16 of our Acting, Integrated Arts, and Musical Theatre students ranging in grades 7 through 12. Held at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, these talented students perform for an invited audience of Los Angeles talent agents, casting directors and managers.

Nearly 80 to 100 high­level industry professionals attend annually, including representatives from CBS, NBC, Sony Pictures, CW Television, Warner Bros, Disney, Abrams Artists Agency, Osbrink, Mavrick Artists Agency, and several other boutique agencies. The intent is to connect the students with industry professionals who can help facilitate the next step in their careers.

This showcase is directed by casting director and OCSA alumnus, Rick Messina (MT, ‘95). Auditions typically take place in late September/early October. The final cast list is posted by mid­November. Rehearsals begin in January on Saturdays (2 per month).

The showcase takes place during the last week of April.