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Theatre Arts Musical Theatre Extension

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.

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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