In the Contemporary Musical Theatre Showcase you will perform predominantly contemporary songs and scenes that focus on technique and styles. You and other talented students will work with a team of theatre professionals and specialists in a nurturing pre-professional environment. Students will pursue collegiate audition strategies that focus on successful completion of pre-screen and live audition techniques. Each day, you will study advanced techniques in voice, music, choreography, and acting, culminating in a performance in Interlochen’s signature Harvey Theatre.
High School Contemporary Musical Theatre Showcase
Video file #1: Two 16-bar excerpts from two different songs from standard musical theatre repertoire with piano accompaniment. One excerpt should be from an up-tempo song, and one should come from a ballad or slow song. One excerpt should be a song from the classic musical theatre repertoire (prior to 1960) and one from the contemporary musical theatre repertoire (after 1960).
Video file #2: Briefly talk about your interest in musical theatre and your reasons for applying to this program, followed by one monologue of your choice no longer than two minutes from a published play or musical.
Video file #3: One one-minute sample of movement or dance. The selection should be representative of skill-level (include pirouettes, jumps and any type of acrobatic movements).
PDF file #1: A résumé or summary covering your past theatre experiences.
Interlochen also offers a one-week Musical Theatre Audition Intensive.
Students with intermediate to advanced musical theatre experience may also apply for the six-week musical theatre production summer program.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a theatre major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.