The Summer Show: Musical Theatre Intensive
Looking to enhance your experience or even take your first dance step into musical theatre? Then the MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE is for you. This fast-paced theatre camp is designed for talented and aspiring musical theatre performers WITH MORE OF A FOCUS ON PROCESS RATHER THAN PRODUCT, although we will have a final showcase.
You will work closely with the director, vocal coach/musical director, and movement/choreographer throughout the workshop process, and be a part of an ensemble musical theatre piece in which every actor will have a moment in the spotlight. Some roles will be more demanding than others but there will be great opportunities for everyone.
You will be asked to submit a recorded video clip of you singing a one minute clip of a song from a published musical of your choice. You should use a backing track with no other vocals on it. We aim to provide a professional audition experience, so come prepared with three songs, sheet music and backing tracks. We also ask that you prepare a short monologue from a musical or comedy that best shows off your talents. Instructors, all working artists with professional credits, will coach you on your audition pieces and help you prepare for the formal auditions on the second or third day of the program. This is a great experience if you’re preparing for a college or conservatory theatre program.
Musical Theatre Intensive is open admission – no audition is required. Instructors will work with your child at their level.
To help with casting, students will be asked to send in a video of themselves doing a 1 minute monologue and sing 16 bars of a song using vocal projection for the stage. Instructions for submitting the video will be sent closer to the start of the program.
Your child will improve and learn new skills, whether they are a beginner or have been acting and performing for years. They do, however, need to be willing to project their voices and act onstage.
We aim to provide a professional audition experience, so come prepared with a song and a short monologue from a musical or comedy that best shows off your talents. This can be the same as is submitted for the video. Instructors, all working artists with professional credits, will coach you on your audition pieces and help you prepare for the formal auditions on the second or third day of the program. This is a great experience if you’re preparing for a college or conservatory theatre program.
- Water bottle
- Black/dark dress or skirt, or black/dark leggings, pants and/or jeans
- Black dress, character, or jazz shoes, closed-toe dress shoes, or black sneakers
- Black socks
- White blouse or camisole
- White button-up long-sleeved shirt
- Comfortable clothes you can move in
- Athletic or tennis shoes
- Rehearsal blacks (pants and shirt)
- Hair ties or clips for long hair
- Combat/winter boots (optional)
- White blouses/shirts
- White, short-sleeved button-down shirt
- Tank tops/undershirts
- Stage makeup kit (basic version, such as Ben Nye makeup kit)
This is an anticipated list of items needed for this theatre workshop. You may be required to bring additional items pertaining to the specific production. We will communicate with enrolled students on those needs about 6 weeks prior to the program.
Denis McCourt Stryjewski is dedicated to acting, writing, and directing for the stage. Denis began studying theater at the University of South Florida, and, in 2003 he graduated with a BA in Theater, with an emphasis on Performance. Then, in 2008, he received his MFA from the University of Florida, in Gainesville. Thirteen years later, Denis is now a member of the Theater faculty at Idyllwild Arts! His professional creative ventures since leaving Florida have included teaching for ten years at the New York Film Academy’s Hollywood campus, directing for Coachella Valley Repertory, an hour from Idyllwild, and “convincing Long Beach Shakespeare Company to do contemporary works.” He is exhilarated by the chance to work with aspiring performers from many different countries.
14 – 17
July 16 – July 29, 2023
Two week session
Friday, July 28, 2023
Time and location TBD
Tuition, Room and Board
Day Student Tuition
Health & Safety Fee
Total Capacity includes Residential and Day Students