North Shore Music Theatre
Schedules Workshops

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 La Rock
(Ages 10–18)
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 a solo. 

Imagination Celebration
(Ages 4–6)
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.

15-Minute Musicals
(Ages 8–13)

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.

(Ages 7–11)

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
(Ages 7–11)
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 Studio
with Daniel Blake and Derek Bowley
(Ages 12-18)
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 or call 978-232-7257.

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