2017 Summer Programs

 

Theatre is life in its most concentrated and compelling form. Training as a theater artist shapes students into creative, empowered and passionate members of society. They learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives, including collaboration, respect, confidence and creativity. With Musical Theatre development for all ages, intensive experiences for advanced students, including the creation of a full production, this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and full of fun!

Students and their parents can apply – and direct any questions you may have – to education@artswest.org.

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION

Book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe

Based on the movie written by Daniel Waters

July 17th – August 10th, Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Performances August 10 – 13, 17 – 20

Grade 9 – Age 20 | $650

This 4-week production process will engage practical rehearsal and performance skills around Heathers the Musical: High School Edition, a darkly funny musical based on the beloved cult movie, culminating in two weekends of public performances. Alongside a team featuring several of Seattle’s most exciting theater artists, students will learn the suite of skills needed to bring this unflinching, laugh-out-loud piece of musical theatre to life.

Enrollment in the Summer Institute Production is by audition only:

Auditions April 29th & 30th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Please email education@artswest.org to schedule your audition.

We are also looking for technical interns & musicians to work on this production— email if you are interested! Send inquiries here: education@artswest.org

SUMMER PROGRAM

Training as a theater artist shapes students into creative, empowered and passionate members of society. They learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives, including collaboration, respect, confidence and creativity. Featuring Musical Theatre development for all ages, this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and fun!

Elementary Musical Theater Skills

Session #1: July 10th – 21st | Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Session #2: July 24th – August 4th | Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Grades K-5 | $425/session

With an emphasis on acting skills, movement, singing and improvisation games, musical theater comes joyfully to life as our youngest students take classes with some of Seattle’s best working professionals. Each two-week session will culminate in a showcase for family and friends.

Middle School Musical Theater Skills

Session #1: July 10th – 21st | Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Grades 6-8 | $425/session

Our middle school students are brought fully into the world of musical theater with a safe place to explore and build self-confidence, mentored by some of Seattle’s best working professionals.  They will develop their abilities as actors, dancers, vocal technicians, and improvisers, culminating in a showcase for family and friends.