North Shore Music Theatre’s Academy of
Music Theater will offer a unique opportunity to study with
working professionals while exploring creativity and theatrical skills
in a variety of winter/spring workshops for children and adults.
Fees range from $40 to $325 and needs-based scholarships are available.
The workshop schedule includes:
Audition Techniques with John
Saturday, January 29; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of musical theater auditioning in this one-day
workshop. Participants will explore the best ways to present their abilities
in the areas of singing, scene study and choreography. Students are
encouraged to bring a musical theater song of their choice to work on
in class or they may choose from the available music books at the theater.
Children with audition books are encouraged to bring the entire book
to have it available during class. The day will conclude with a “mock
audition” where students will receive feedback from NSMT Associate
Producer John La Rock. All participants must be comfortable singing
Saturday, February 5 & 19, March 5 &19, April 2 & 23; 9
a.m. to Noon
This class offers children an introduction to creative play and creative
movement through a variety of activities focusing on imagination, expression
and individuality. Students in this interactive half-day class will
explore a different theme in each session through music, movement, drama
and arts & crafts using popular children’s storybooks.
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 5 & 12: “Cinderella“
March 5 & 12: “Into the Woods“
April 30 & May 7: “The Sound of Music“
NSMT is expanding its most popular Saturday workshop into a two-week
format. On two consecutive Saturdays, students will put together a 15-minute
version of a popular musical. Participants will work on short scenes,
group songs and basic movement. The new two-week format will not
only allow the participants to put together a more polished performance,
but will also offer more individualized attention and more opportunities
to improve their skills. This is the perfect workshop for those students
interested in learning more about performing in musical theater and
a great opportunity to work with other children who have the same interests.
Each session will conclude with a performance for the families and friends
of the participants.
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 19: “The Cat in the Hat”
April 2: “Horton Hears A Who”
Create-A-Play allows children to dabble in the art of improvisational
playwriting. Using a popular Dr. Seuss book for inspiration, participants
will use props, music, movement and dialogue to create a performance
version of their story. The children will share this brand new “play”
with friends and families at the end of the day. An ideal class for
beginning and intermediate students.
Musical Theater Dance
Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn basic dance techniques used in musical theater. Participants will
leave this class with an understanding of the important styles of dance
and characterization needed to perform in a musical. No prior dance
experience is required, but participants should come ready to move.
The day will conclude with a short program for family and friends.
Musical Theater Performance
with Daniel Blake and Derek Bowley
Mondays, February 28 – April 18; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mondays, February 28-April 18; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Musical Theater Performance Studio is an intensive, eight-week workshop
for the serious student of musical theater. Students will work closely
with instructors to select an audition repertoire, as well as develop
individual solos and a musical theater scene for a final showcase. This
class offers the most dynamic and rewarding individualized training
for the pre-professional. Previous experience is welcome but not required.
Private Voice Lessons
By popular demand, NSMT is also offering
private voice lessons for individuals beginning at 8 years
of age through adult.
All workshops have a limited enrollment. For more information
on fees, scholarships and enrollment, visit www.nsmt.org
or call 978-232-7257.