MUSICAL THEATRE EXTENSION
Musical Theatre Curriculum
This 2-week Musical Theatre Extension program will begin after the 5-week Theatre Arts program has concluded and will focus on Musical Theatre training. The structure of the Musical Theatre extension mirrors the existing Musical Theatre certificate program at Northwestern University. Students must conclude the rigorous 5-week Theatre Arts training before beginning their specialized training in Musical Theatre.
You will continue the work of the prerequisite Theatre Arts program. You will receive additional instruction and direction in the core classes of Acting and Voice/Movement with a focus and concentration on Musical Theatre. Included in your study will be classes in Musical Theatre Acting, Dance (jazz, tap and musical theatre styles), Musical Theatre History and Voice classes.
Musical Theatre Faculty
Professional directors, actors, choreographers and educators will teach the core classes in Acting, Movement-Dance and Voice. In addition to regular curriculum, guest artists will be brought in to teach master classes.
Guest artists of previous years have included Northwestern director Dominic Missimi; Actors Susie McMonagal (Broadway, Les Miserables), David Girolmo (Broadway, Candide), Hollis Resnick (National Tour, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Sean Blake and Jeff Dumas (Goodman and Kennedy Center, Bounce), 2003 Tony© Award Winner, Michelle Pawk (Hollywood Arms), and Rondi Reed and Steven Skybel (Chicago cast, Wicked).
Musical Theatre Performance
The final experience of this immersion will be a public workshop performance of musical scenes and ensemble numbers.
All Musical Theatre students (limited to 50) will perform.
Musical Theatre Additional Requirements
If, and only if, you are applying to the Musical Theatre Extension, you must, in addition to the regular requirements, submit an audition recording (DVD or online Youtube/Vimeo link) with your application.
Your audition recording should consist of one song preceded by your name, the name of the song, and the musical from which it comes. The song MUST be from a musical and performed for the video.
Do not use an excerpt from a production in which you have performed. Select a song that best shows your voice and range. No pop songs. No a cappella.