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. Broadway and Beyond 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 Audition Workshop
“Gosh, I hope I Get It!” Brush up on your audition techniques with this four-week mini workshop! Musical Theatre Audition Workshop will prepare students to audition for the Musical Theater genre, by incorporating acting, vocal, and movement disciplines. The workshop will prepare students for upcoming auditions, build confidence, strengthen audition skills, review audition room etiquette and help to reduce audition anxiety in a fun, creative, and supportive environment. Students will learn a 16-measure audition piece, practice short dance presentations and cold readings, and participate in a short “Mock” audition! Join the fun and land the role of your dreams! Taught by Karen Baranski and Jen Sciglibaglio
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 a mid year (Sept-Dec course), end of the year (Feb-June course) 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 will gain valuable singing techniques, explore 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 will learn healthy vocal technique and 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.