For Students Ages 12 – 16 (at time of auditions)*
The ArtsWest Theater Conservatory is an intensive summer program for teens, designed to develop their skills in a variety of classes, led by working professionals. Students get to practice and improve their skills in acting, dance, and music while rehearsing a full Broadway musical. In addition to rehearsals students take classes to introduce them to new styles of acting, dance and vocal work. The 2013 Theater Conservatory will present Once Upon A Mattress directed by ArtsWest Artistic Director Christopher Zinovitch and 5th Avenue and The Village Theater actress Jessica Skerritt.
* some exceptions apply
The 2013 Theater Conservatory will offer the following classes:
AUDITION SONGS: Work on songs for your audition book and prepare how to tell a full story in only 36 bars of music.
ACTING AUDITIONS: Find and prepare audition monologues and work on cold reading skills.
CATTLE CALL DANCE: Learn a new dance combination each day of class – just like on the Great White Way!
MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY: Learn all about the history of musical theater from The Ziegfeld Follies to Spiderman the Musical – listen to music, read scenes, and watch videos or musicals you might not ever have known existed.
Past shows that have been presented at ArtsWest have included Godspell, Footloose, The Birds, Starmites, and Dark of the Moon.