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 13-18.
CHICAGO High School Edition Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Script adaptation by David Thompson
Studio Rehearsal: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 16: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (No rehearsals on Sundays) Tech Rehearsal: Friday, July 17 – Tuesday, July 21: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Sunday 7/19 day off) NEW! Two Weeks of Performances – Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, August 2: Wed 7/22: Rehearse 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Performance at 7:30 PM Thu 7/23: Rehearse 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Preview Performance at 7:30 PM Fri 7/24: Rehearse 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Opening Performance at 7:30 PM Sat 7/25: Performances at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM Sun 7/26: Performance at 2:00 PM Wed 7/29: Performance at 7:30 PM Thu 7/30: Performance at 7:30 PM Fri 7/31: Performance at 7:30 PM Sat 8/1: Performances at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM Sun 8/2: Performance at 2:00 PM
Ages: 13 – 18 (This rigorous training program is designed for high school students, but actors 13 and up are welcome to audition.)
Program Cost: $1,700 per actor Scholarships: A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for this program. See scholarship information below.
Auditions have concluded.
NEXT STEP AFTER AUDITION: By Wednesday, February 26, you will hear from Northern Stage with one of two results: WAITLIST or YES. WAITLIST means you have not been accepted into the program at this time. You will be added to a waitlist and contacted if space becomes available. YES means you have been accepted into the program.
If you are accepted into the program from the audition, you have until March 11 to register and reserve your spot with a non-refundable $600 deposit. 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.
*Headshot Requirements (Click HERE for an Example Headshot): • No sunglasses or hats may be worn. • Should include face and torso. • Photo should be vertical, not horizontal. • 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. • We highly encourage sending a recent photo.
Character Casting Audition DATED TBD Schleicher Rehearsal Studio in the Barrette Center for the Arts
This audition will determine which parts will be assigned to the actors who have been accepted into the Summer Musical Theater Intensive.
Please prepare the following: 1 ) The song selection for the character you are auditioning for. 2) The acting scene for the character you are auditioning for.
Song and scene selections will be made available in late April to allow plenty of time to prepare. A piano accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be held as an entire group, with a first round in the morning, lunch from 12:30-1:00 PM, and callbacks in the afternoon. Once a new date is selected, please plan to be available for the entire day.
SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number of need-based scholarships are available thanks to support from the Bea Alexander Scholarship Fund and the Haines Education Fund.
If you are accepted into the program and need to apply for a scholarship, you must submit your scholarship application by April 15, 2020. Click HERE to download the Summer Musical Theater Intensive Scholarship Application. We will announce scholarship decisions by May 15.
If you have any questions about the the 2020 Summer Musical Theater Intensive, please email email@example.com. Thank you for considering spending your July with Northern Stage.