The Musical Theatre Department is designed to provide comprehensive training for the musical theatre actor. Courses in acting, music and dance form the basis of the program, along with performance opportunities that are specifically designed to synthesize these disciplines into one cohesive experience. During their course of study, students learn vocal technique for speech and song, dance, acting, music theory, and technical theatre. The demands placed on the student are rigorous because the goal of the program is simple: to prepare students to compete on the national level for entrance to post-secondary training programs in Musical Theatre. In order to attain this goal, the student must clearly demonstrate potential for achievement as a singer-actor-dancer.
Audition Expectations: Auditioning students are expected to present a resume of training and experiences in performance/acting and a headshot. Students must recite from memory a contemporary monologue of your choice from a play or Broadway show, summarizing both the plot of the play from which the monologue is taken and the situation of the character. Students will be asked to participate in movement, dance, improvisational and vocal exercises that demonstrate understanding of pitch, tempo, rhythm, and harmony. All students must also perform one memorized song (a musical theatre standard of your choice). Be prepared to summarize both the story of the musical from which the song is taken and the situation of the character singing the song.
Students currently in 6-11th grades are eligible to apply.