Musical Theatre Production Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Take the next step in your training with our six-week musical theatre production summer program. During your time here, you will discover your capabilities and strengths as a performer, while working with other talented students to stage a full-scale musical production.

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 26, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Tuition: $9,750
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

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In this program, you will further develop your skills in acting, singing, and dancing through intensive work with a team of experienced instructors. The session culminates in a three-performance run of a production with technical and design support.

Recent productions include Orphie and the Book of HeroesGodspell, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella, CatsA Little PrincessSunday in the Park with George, and Brigadoon, The Drowsy Chaperone.

As a student in this program, you will have five hours of rehearsal a day and a class in acting technique. You will also have many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, dance, film, creative writing, and visual arts throughout the summer.


Guest Artists

The theatre department regularly welcomes visiting artists. Recent guests of the department include:

  • Anthony Rapp (Rent, Little Shop of Horrors)
  • Barrett Foa (NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!)
  • Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical, The Addams Family)
  • Heather Headley (The Lion King, Aida)
  • Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the Heart, The World According to Garp)
  • Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Into the Woods)
  • Stephen Buntrock (Les Miserables)

Audition Requirements

Video file #1: Two 16-bar excerpts from two songs with piano accompaniment. One excerpt should be from an up-tempo song, and one should come from a ballad or slow song. Song excerpts should be no longer than 16 bars and should come from standard musical theatre repertoire.

Video file #2: One monologue of your choice from a published play or musical. (No longer than two minutes in length.)

Video file #3: One short dance or movement sequence that could include choreography, jumps or any type of acrobatic movements. (No longer than one minute in length.)


Michelle Mazzarella

Choreographer, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production and Intermediate Musical Theatre Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp

Peggy Trecker White

Director, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

Director, founding member, and actor; Lean Ensemble Theater

Dr. Anne Lewis

Music Director, Intermediate Musical Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor, Music and Musical Theatre, Averett University in Danville, VA


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