Musical Theatre Extension
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.
Musical Theatre Extension Daily Schedule Sample
The below table outlines the schedule for 2023. Times and structure are subject to change.
|8:30-9:50 am||Acting Core or Dance Core Class|
|10:00-11:20 am||Dance Core or Acting Core Class|
|11:30 am-12:00 pm||Meeting|
|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|
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.”