New Roads School presents Musical Theater Summer Camp at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater. This is an intensive, three-week musical theater training program for students ages 12-18 in a collaborative, supportive, and fun environment. Developed by New Roads’ award-winning theater professionals in collaboration with Impro Theater, the model has been established for actors of all experience levels to grow their skills and demonstrate what they have learned in a spectacular, final revue-type production.
Beyond learning from New Roads’ superb faculty and other theater professionals, participants will rehearse and perform in New Roads School’s 350 seat, state-of-the art Ann and Jerry Moss Theater - an unparalleled opportunity for young people to work in a professional quality theater facility. Working theater professionals will offer master classes and share insider experience and knowledge of the business.
What the students gain:
- Improv skills including team-play, collaboration, ensemble building, creative thinking and problem solving
- Vocal training, including harmonizing, song structure and storytelling
- Dance training to improve coordination and stage presence
- Acting training including strong choices, character development, being present and responsive
- Experience performing in a theatrical revue featuring songs from some of the most classic and beloved musicals
- Personalized attention to match their skills, and the encouragement and support to step beyond their current level
- A program that builds confidence and self-esteem, teaches teamwork, and fosters creativity
How is the camp structured?
July 2 - 20, M-F 9:30-3:00pm
Showcase on Friday, July 20 at 8pm
Each student takes 45 minute classes in voice, acting, and improv. This is also when our Master Classes take place, where we do vocal and physical warm ups, theater games, improv, and work on scenes and monologues.
Rehearsal for the showcase, which will take place on the mainstage on July 20.
Kristi Schultz, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s acting program, and Brian Frette, who has been a professional performer, teacher, and choreographer for the past 40 years, are at the helm of the final revue-type production. Both are on staff at New Roads and create award-winning musicals as part of the New Roads Performing Arts Department. Last year, their production of New Roads’ “In the Heights” was nominated for five Jerry Herman Awards, the equivalent of Tony Awards for high school musical theater in Los Angeles, winning two awards, including Best Staging and Choreography.
Simon Wilson will teach voice and will coach the students on their showcase song choices during rehearsals. Simon is also a New Roads teacher and part of our Music Department. He coached the students last year on “In the Heights,” and returns this year to work on “Sweet Charity”.
Sang He Cho will be the Musical Director for the showcase. She is a graduate of the Colburn School and has a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from New York University. She has taught at Notre Dame Academy, La Cañada High School and now teaches in the New Roads School Music Department. She is an integral part of the annual New Roads School musical extravaganza.
Instructors from Impro Theater have decades of experience teaching improvisation to students of all levels and abilities. They are currently in residence at The Broad Stage for six months with their completely improvised “Unscripted” shows, including “Jane Austen Unscripted,” “Chekhov Unscripted,” and “The Twilight Zone Unscripted.”
Master classes will be offered throughout the three weeks by professionals in the field and talent from the Broadway stage.
$1200 per student (limited financial aid available to New Roads students)
Class sizes are limited and contingent upon enrollment. Full Refunds are available should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. To ensure a space, please complete your registration and return with your payment by April 20, 2018
Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration.
For questions regarding summer programs and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org