Musical Theater Intensive
High School Students
Our Musical Theater Intensive is specially designed for 9-12 grade students with a passion for performing, and a strong desire to work in a professional setting. These intensives focus on providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves into challenging material alongside a professional rehearsal process, preparing them for their next steps in their theatrical endeavors.
Chicago: High School Edition
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
ELIGIBILITY: Our Summer Intensive Program is offered to students in 9-12th grade, as well as graduated students if they are 18 on the date of auditions.
SCHEDULE: Classes/rehearsals run July 8-August 2 from 11am-4pm every weekday. All performances and rehearsals will be held at Theater West End.
Rehearsals: July 8-August 2 from 11am-4pm every weekday
Performances: August 2 (7pm), August 3 (2pm, 7pm), August 4 (2pm)
Tuition may be paid-in-full or in installments, and covers materials fees, production t-shirt, and miscellaneous costs. It is our mission to turn away no student for financial reasons; need-based scholarships available on first-come, first-serve basis.
Class registration not required until after auditions and roles have been offered. Payment or deposit required prior to first rehearsal, July 8.
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 10AM-2PM
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 10AM-2PM
You may select either day for your dance and vocal audition. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Dance auditions will be held 10:00am on June 10 and June 13 at the Studio located behind Theater West End (115 S Oak Ave.). You may arrive early to stretch, but please do not arrive earlier than 9:00am.
ATTEND THE 10AM DANCE CALL ON THE DAY OF YOUR AUDITION TO BE SEEN FOR A VOCAL AUDITION.
Vocal auditions will be held June 10 and June 13 following dance auditions.
Prepare a 32-bar song cut in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please provide sheet music in the proper key. No a cappella auditions or tracks. Please bring your rep book to your audition.
Vocal auditions are by appointment. Appointments can be made by using the following link:
Callbacks will be held June 17 at 6:00pm.
Audition prep class
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 6:30PM
OPTIONAL COURSE, $15. Fosse Stylings and a sneak peek of what we will be looking for in the audition room. This is your chance to ask questions and receive feedback/notes to best prepare for a great audition. Spend 90 minutes with instructor Paxton Brock for a crash course in Fosse styling.