Take the next step in your training with our six-week musical theatre production summer program. During your time here, you will discover your capabilities and strengths as a performer, while working with other talented students to stage a full-scale musical production. The summer 2016 production will be Orphie and the Book of Heroes.
A Little Princess (2013)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2012)
Highlights from the summer 2009 production of Little Shop of Horrors.
In this program, you will further develop your skills in acting, singing, and dancing through intensive work with a team of experienced instructors. The session culminates in a three-performance run of a production with technical and design support.
Recent productions include Godspell, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella, Cats, and A Little Princess. This summer 2016 production will be Orphie and the Book of Heroes.
As a student in this program, you will have five hours of rehearsal a day and a class in acting technique. While musical theatre production students do not take elective classes, you will have many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, dance, film, creative writing, and visual arts throughout the summer.
The theatre department regularly welcomes visiting artists. Recent guests of the department include:
- Anthony Rapp (Rent, Little Shop of Horrors)
- Barrett Foa (NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!)
- Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical, The Addams Family)
- Heather Headley (The Lion King, Aida)
- Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, The World According to Garp)
- Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Into the Woods)
- Stephen Buntrock (Les Miserables)
Video #1: Two 16-bar excerpts from two songs with piano accompaniment. One excerpt should be from an up-tempo song, and one should come from a ballad or slow song. Song excerpts should be no longer than 16 bars and should come from standard musical theatre repertoire.
Video #2: One monologue of your choice from a published play or musical. (No longer than two minutes in length.)
Video #3: One short dance or movement sequence that could include choreography, jumps or any type of acrobatic movements. (No longer than one minute in length.)