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Musical Theatre Production Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Musical Theatre Production

In this program designed for students in grades 6-8, you'll further develop your skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Your summer will culminate with you performing in a live, fully produced musical theatre production!

What You'll Learn

The Musical Theatre Production program is designed for students with musical theatre experience. You'll work with high-caliber instructors to develop the physicality, knowledge, and tools to be a successful musical theatre performer. You'll finish the summer with three performances of a musical theatre production with full technical and design support.

As a Musical Theatre student, you will:

  • Improve your skills in acting, singing, and various dance styles
  • Understand the collaborative nature of the theatre
  • Apply acting techniques to the performance of a song
  • Bring your character to life in a fully staged production

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
6 weeks
Program Dates
  • June 23, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

The Musical Theatre production faculty have established careers in theatre and theatre education, and are equally passionate about both.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Anne Lewis

Anne Lewis, D.M.A.

Instructor of Theatre

Peggy Trecker White

Peggy Trecker White

Instructor of Theatre

Lauren Blair Smith

Choreographer, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production

Announcing the theatre titles for Interlochen Arts Camp 2024

Camp students will perform a diverse selection of classic and contemporary theatre works, including Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical.

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High School Musical Theatre Production students perform 'Ragtime' in summer 2023

High School Musical Theatre Production students perform Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime during the 2023 Interlochen Arts Camp session.

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

The summer program ends with a multi-performance run of a fully staged musical. The production receives full design and technical support throughout, with live accompaniment.

Recreational Activities

This might be an arts camp, but it's still camp! In addition to theatre rehearsals, you'll have the chance to explore the woods and swim, play field games, and learn cool skills like archery.

Recent Productions

  • Into the Woods
  • Orphie and the Book of Heroes
  • Godspell
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Cinderella
  • Cats
  • A Little Princess
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Brigadoon

Additional Opportunities

Interlochen also offers a Musical Theatre program. If you're interested in scenery, costumes, lighting, or stage management, you can apply for the Theatre Design & Production program. We are home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers three theatre programs: Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Production for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

Guest Artists

Each summer, the Theatre Department welcomes guests artists and educators to our campus. Past guests of the department have included:

  • Barrett Foa, NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!
  • Lothair Eaton, singer, actor, vocal coach
  • Kooman & Dimond, Emmy-nominated songwriters

Theatre at Interlochen Arts Camp

We offer a wide variety of opportunities for young actors and theatre enthusiasts in grades 3-12. Whether you're a nine-year-old exploring theatre for the first time or a 16-year-old Shakespeare buff, Interlochen has a program that is perfectly tailored to your age and interests.

Interlochen is a magical place. You make so many friends, and all the people you meet are so kind. I love my director; she is so brilliant and is honestly the best director I have ever had! I wish I could stay here forever.

Yasmin, Musical Theatre

Intermediate Musical Theatre: Into The Woods

Intermediate Musical Theatre students recently performed Into the Woods, a musical with a book by James Lapine and music by Stephen Sondheim. Here, faculty members and students discuss the friendships that form and the learning that happens during Musical Theatre productions at Interlochen.