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Theatre Arts Musical Theatre Extension

Musical Theatre Extension

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The 2-week Musical Theatre Extension program begins after the 5-week Theatre Arts program has concluded and focuses on Musical Theatre training. The 5-Week program has minimal, if any, musical theatre curriculum, and so the 2-Week extension is an intensive deep dive into Musical Theatre that applies skills and principles learned in the first 5 weeks.

Students must participate in the 5-week Theatre Arts training before beginning their specialized training in Musical Theatre. Students may NOT just attend the 2-week extension.

Students will receive classes in Voice, Dance, Acting for the Song, and more from experienced NHSI and Northwestern faculty.  At the conclusion of the 2-week program, students will perform a song cycle based on the work explored in their classes.   

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Musical Theatre Extension Daily Schedule Sample

The below table outlines the schedule for 2022. Times and structure are subject to change.

7:00-8:15 am                                             Breakfast  
8:30-9:50 am  Acting Core or Dance Core Class  
10:00-11:20 amDance Core or Acting Core Class
11:30 am-12:00 pm  Meeting
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch  
1:15-5:15 pm (4 Periods)  Group Vocal Coaching, Musical Theatre History, Crew, and Design/Tech Classes  
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm  Dinner  
6:30-10:30pm  Rehearsal, one night rehearsal will be replaced with a field trip  
11pmDorm Closing

Weekend schedule may vary.  Guest lectures, performances, master classes, and other activities can occur throughout the program.

I learned a lot about how to act the song and play a character I had never played before. I really enjoyed working on the [musical] production.”

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