Musical theater classes help students develop vocal technique, confidence and work on personalizing performances to tell a story! Young actors will learn the basic principles of acting in a class that incorporates vocal diction and projection, improvisation and scene study, and theater exercises to help build a strong ensemble. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome.
Broadway and Beyond
Ages 11-17 This class will work on choreography from musicals and movies, utilizing movement ideas from these shows to create original choreography, and teach the basics a dancer would need for the dance component of an audition. Students in this class will also act as the dance ensemble for the NMS Musical Theater Workshop spring musical presentation.
Cabaret is a medium that combines the performers’ musicality and interpretive imagination in an intimate performance setting. Students in this class will explore different approaches to understanding what motivates a song, and work towards a public performance at the end of each term. Students will choose material in consultation with the instructor. An informal interview is required. Teens welcome with permission of instructor. Maximum of six students per class.
Musical Theater Workshop
In this weekly program, students develop the skills needed to thrive in any musical theater setting. Classes focus on vocal coaching, improvisation, comedy, monologues and multiple dance genres - helping prepare students to share their work in an exciting year-end performance.
Age 8-12 A perfect introduction to the world of musical theater studies. Dance, voice, and drama basics are incorporated in this fun and exploratory class. Students attend a 45 minute NMS Children’s Chorus (where they will gain valuable singing techniques in a fun, energetic atmosphere) followed by 60 minutes of dance and drama activities that build a strong foundation of skills and confidence.
Age 13-18 In this course, students work to integrate voice, dance & drama - building the skills for confident, dynamic performances and preparing students for outside auditions. Students attend the 60 minute NMS Teen Chorus (where they learn healthy vocal technique in a fun and focused ensemble class) followed by a 90-minute dance and drama class (where they build skills through dance combinations and theatrical exercises). Students polish their skills in a focused and supportive approach that propels their unique style and expressive freedom.