Interlochen's intermediate musical production program for grades 6-9 is an in-depth experience in theatre. Actors take the next step in their training as they discover their own capabilities and strengths as performers and build a foundation for future study.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2012)
A Little Princess (2013)
Highlights from the summer 2009 production of Little Shop of Horrors.
In the six-week musical theatre production summer program, students develop skills in acting, singing and dancing through intensive work with a team of instructors while staging a musical production with technical and design support. Recent productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella, Cats, and A Little Princess.
The summer 2014 production will be Godspell.
Students participate in:
- Musical theatre production rehearsal includes acting, voice and dance
- Acting technique class
Note: Given the intensity of the program, electives are not available.
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.)
The theatre department regularly welcomes visiting artists. Broadway actors 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), and Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, The World According to Garp) have been recent guests of the department.
Director, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp
Choreographer, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production and Intermediate Musical Theatre Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp
Music Director, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor, Music and Musical Theatre, Averett University in Danville, VA