Summer Wilson sings during her audition for the My Son Pinocchio, Geppettos Musical Tale production at the Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County. MTA artistic director Jimmy Hippenstiel, MTA production vocal director Holly Bisaha, and student Adam Levy, already cast as Geppetto, listen and take notes.
A stack of glittery, gold top hats sit in the MTA studio by a 100 years of Broadway mural.
Students practice a dance number for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
(left to right) Cooper Reynolds, 13, Austin Kendrick, 14, Aaron Griffin, 14, and Zach Relock, 15, react to seeing their names on the cast list after auditioning for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Jimmy Hippenstiel, artistic director of MTA, shows students a dance move during a recent rehearsal.
Costumes from past shows hang in an overfilled back room at the MTA studios in Newport Beach.
Adam Levy, 16, gives advice to younger MTA students during their rehearsal of My Son Pinocchio, Geppettos Musical Tale.
Hats hang above a row mannequin heads in the costume room of the MTA studio in Newport Beach.
Alexa Zachary,15, gets fitted for one of her outfits by production assistant Alex Camastro, 18, for her role as Truly Scrumptious in MTA's upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Musical Theatre Academy students read their sheet music during auditions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Students practice the choreography for one of the dance numbers outside while the studio is being used.
Paige Mills, 12, looks out toward the audience with a smile while performing "My Son Pinocchio, Geppettos Musical Tale"
Laura Harris gets her wig adjusted before going on stage for her role as the Blue Fairy "My Son Pinocchio, Geppettos Musical Tale."
MTA cast members get ready for a performance at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
Adam Levy, 16, goes over his lines as Geppetto as he waits backstage.
Cooper Reynolds, 13, waits for his cue to head on stage during an MTA performance.
The My Son Pinocchio, Geppettos Musical Tale cast take their final bow of the show.