Location: Harvard University
At our 3-Week Musical Theatre Camp, we prepare the next generation of musical theatre performers in a unique environment where students work one-on-one with Broadway professionals. Campers explore immersive classes that impart dance, voice, acting, theatre history, and performance skills.
Learn from instructors whose recent Broadway, regional, and national touring production credits include “Finding Neverland,” “Beautiful,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “If/Then,” “Matilda,” “The Lion King,” “Book of Mormon,” “Cinderella,” “Chicago,” “Wicked,” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” We teach our campers a variety of dance styles, how to effectively interpret scripts and songs, and how to present themselves professionally in performance situations — be it at auditions, on stage, or on film. Our 3-Week Musical Theatre Camp students explore the integral skills required to pursue success in the field, understand professional ethics, and fully embrace the joys and demands of musical theatre.
3-Week Musical Theatre Camp: Classes
• Acting Technique Course: Teens are introduced to the tools necessary for strong storytelling including given circumstances, objectives, obstacles, tactics and actions through the use of theatre games, exercises and practical performance analysis. Our Broadway-level faculty provides a fun, safe, and nurturing class environment to explore and apply these tools.
• Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Theatre Dance Course: Working with Broadway’s top talent, students of every level are exposed to fundamental dance techniques including jazz and theatre dance, ballet, and tap. Our programs place a strong emphasis on core strengthening, flexibility, and story through movement. Using material from musical theatre, students learn an ensemble piece musically and then proceed into a fully choreographed dance sequence for final presentation.
• Voice Studio Lab: This course will give students an understanding of the voice and its physical components as applied to musical theatre. Students work on fundamentals of healthy singing: breath support, articulation, relaxation techniques, alignment, and proper construction/placement.
• Performance Lab: Students are immersed in the works of individual composers and lyricists. This class is a survey of the works and styles of major musical theatre artists including: Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bock & Harnick, Lerner & Loewe, Ahrens & Flaherty, Maury Yeston, Kander & Ebb, and Leonard Bernstein. Our lab is designed to workshop musical scenes or group projects for performance at the end of the session. Work becomes more complex over the course of the session and requires that students take on both leading and ensemble roles in performance.
• Professional Musical Theatre Performance And Backstage Tour: Students will attend a professional musical theatre performance. In some cases, when circumstances allow, a backstage tour and/or a conversation with members of the company is arranged.
• Final Presentation: All students will present a final performance of work generated from the Performance lab and related classes.
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Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are open to change.