At The 5th Avenue Theatre's summer programs (for youth ages 11-20), the focus is on training. During the two- and three-week sessions, students learn from theater professionals and acquire the skills needed to be well-rounded performers.
Daily classes teach theater fundamentals and help young performers build confidence in a fun and supportive environment. From instruction on proper warm-ups to the creation of a full musical production number, each day reveals new secrets and gives students a new appreciation for the world of musical theater.
SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
All classes will be held at Theatre Puget Sound on the fourth floor of The Armory at Seattle Center
**Auditions required for the Professional Intensive. One session of Summer Musical Theater School for High School Students is also a prerequisite for the Professional Intensive. Auditions will be June 14, 2014. To schedule an audition, please call 206 260-2106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS
Download the Registration Form (PDF) and mail with payment to:
Or fax to: 206 292-9610
EARLY BIRDS: REGISTER WITH A FRIEND BY APRIL 15 AND SAVE!
When two or more students register together, each student pays a reduced rate. Download the registration form for details. Only available until April 15.
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. To apply for financial aid, please download the FinancIal Aid Form (PDF) and return with your Registration Form.
ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAMS
Summer School for Middle School Students (ages 11-13)
Each half-day session is designed to teach musical theater fundamentals. Every day, students take classes in dance, acting and voice. Building on these skills, students will work with directors to stage a musical number from a Broadway classic.
Summer School for High School Students (ages 14-18)
During full-day sessions students study dance, improvisation, scene study, vocal technique and song interpretation. Master classes teach audition technique, hair and makeup, and special classes with professional performers that give insight about the life of a working theater artist. Students will also work with a director and music director to stage a musical number from a Broadway classic.
Professional Intensive (ages 16-20. Admission by audition only)
For advanced students interested in a creative and challenging program of training and performance, this three-week course gives young performers the opportunity to work with professional directors, music directors and choreographers. Students explore the many facets of characters and storytelling through a concentrated and focused rehearsal process culminating in a staged performance for an invited audience.
Prerequisite: Completion of one session of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Summer Musical Theater School for High School Students.
FRIDAYS AT THE 5TH:
Workshops for High School Students
Workshops for High School Students
These workshops are especially designed for high school students with a strong interest in technical theater. Students have the unique opportunity to tour backstage, observe during technical rehearsals, and meet working theater professionals and technicians. At each workshop, the students enjoy a pizza party and receive tickets to a preview performance of the next mainstage production - all for only $25!
Workshops are for high school students, ages 14–18 only. Parents or chaperones who wish to attend the later performance with their students may contact the Box Office at 206-625-1900 to purchase tickets by phone or may purchase tickets online.
Registration for each workshop opens one month prior to the workshop date.
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RISING STAR PROJECT: Monty Python's Spamalot was a huge success! Watch this page for news about our next Rising Star Project!
In February 2014, The 5th Avenue Theatre presented the much-loved musical Monty Python’s Spamalot. In March, following the professional production, local students (ages 14-19) worked together to mount an all-student production of Spamalot on the 5th Avenue stage using the same staging, props, set and costumes as the professional production.
Proudly presented by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, the Rising Star Project production is entirely student-performed and run by a student technical crew under the mentorship and guidance of theater professionals. The production is coordinated, marketed, developed and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff.
Through this project, a collective of students with diverse interests meet and work together with the singular goal of creating a musical for the historic 5th Avenue stage. Students are immersed in authentic experiences, gain an appreciation for collaboration, and develop real-world skills used by theater professionals.