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Summer Musical Theater Intensive

Legally Blonde The Musical
July 24 – 28, 2019

Join us at Northern Stage this summer for our celebrated professional-level theater training program! Over the course of 4 weeks, students will rehearse and perform a musical at the Barrette Center for the Arts. This program is designed to extend the professionalism of our main stage to young actors, ages 12-18.

Dates: Monday, July 1 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
Studio Rehearsal:
 Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 18: 10 AM – 5 PM (No rehearsals on Sundays)
Tech Rehearsal: Friday, July 19 – Tuesday, July 23: 9:30 AM – 8 PM (Sunday 7/22 Day Off)
Six Performances: Wednesday, July 24 – Sunday, July 28
Wed 7/24: 1st Preview (Rehearse 12 – 5 PM, show at 7:30 PM)
Thu 7/25: 2nd Preview (Rehearse 12 – 5 PM, show at 7:30 PM)
Fri 7/26: OPENING (Show at 7:30 PM)
Sat 7/27: Matinee (Show at 2 PM) and Evening (Show at 7:30 PM)
Sun 7/28: CLOSING (Show at 2 PM)
12-18. (This rigorous training program is designed for high school students, but actors 12 and up are welcome to audition.)
Program Cost: $1500
Scholarships: A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available for this program. For more information and to apply, see the Scholarship section below.

Please read the following information carefully for the audition process for the 2019 Summer Musical Theater Intensive.

Auditions: Saturday, February 16, 1 PM – 5:30 PM, Lemal Community Room
Please prepare the following:
-Your favorite contemporary musical theater song that best features your vocal talents (2-3 minutes in length).
-If you have NOT participated in at least one of the following educational programs: YES, Boot Camp, or SMTI, please prepare 1 comedic or dramatic monologue (1-2 minutes in length). If you need assistance finding an appropriate monologue, email Education Assistant Shelby Connolly at
-A piano accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key and one copy of your headshot* and resume** stapled together. Auditions will be held in 10-minute intervals between 10 AM and 6 PM. Click here to access the Regular Auditions Google Document to reserve your audition spot and click here to fill out your audition form.

*Headshot Requirements (Click here for an example headshot):
1. No sunglasses or hats may be worn
2. Should include face and torso
3. Photo should be vertical, not horizontal
4. Must be high resolution – any camera or smartphone will take a quality photo, please send us the original photo as copying from social media will be a lower resolution.
5. We highly encourage sending a recent photo.

**Click here for an example resume

By Wednesday, February 20, you will hear from Northern Stage with one of two results: WAITLIST or YES.
WAITLIST: You have not been accepted into the program at this time. You will be added to the waitlist and contacted if space becomes available.
YES: You have been accepted into the program.

If you are accepted into the program from this audition, you have until March 6 to register and reserve your spot with a non-refundable $600 deposit. After March 6, that spot will be offered to the next student in line on the waitlist. Full tuition must be paid by June 1. Please make sure you are committed to the program, regardless of role, before paying tuition, as Northern Stage does not offer refunds. To register, call the Northern Stage Box Office at (802) 296-7000.

Character Casting Audition: Sunday, May 5, 10 AM – 4 PM, Schleicher Rehearsal Studio
This audition will determine which parts will be assigned to the actors who have been accepted into the Summer Musical Theater Intensive. More information will be provided after students accepted into the program have paid their initial deposit.

Northern Stage welcomes actors from all over the country to participate in our Summer Musical Theater Intensive. If you are not able to audition in person, please send a video via a private YouTube link or on Google Drive with the required material no later than February 16, 2019. Your video audition will be given equal weight to those auditioning in person.


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available thanks to support from the Bea Alexander Scholarship Fund, established by Bea’s family to honor her memory and love of theater education.

If you are accepted into the program and need to apply for a scholarship, you have two weeks from the time you are accepted to submit a $100 non-refundable deposit and your scholarship application. The final deadline for all scholarship applications is March 6.

Click here to access the Summer Musical Theater Intensive Scholarship Form. Please print this form, fill it out, and return it to the Box Office. We will announce scholarship decisions by March 15.

Refunds and Cancellations: Please note that Northern Stage is not able to offer refunds. If you have any questions about your order, please contact the box office before purchasing.

Questions? Contact the Box Office at or (802) 296-7000.