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.
Director, High School Musical Theatre Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp
Instructor of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp
Music Director, High School Musical Theatre Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp
Director of Choirs, Elk Rapids Schools