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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.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Show Title: Stay tuned! We hope to announce the title by the end of January.
Studio Rehearsal: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 16: 10:00 AM – 5:00 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.

AUDITION PROCESS

Please read the following information carefully for the audition process for the 2020 Summer Musical Theater Intensive.

Summer Musical Theater Intensive Audition
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lemal Community Room in the Northern Stage Administration & Production Building located next to the Barrette Center for the Arts at 76 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT.
Please prepare the following:
1) Your favorite musical theater song that best features your vocal talents (2-3 minutes in length).
2) If you have NOT participated in Northern Stage’s Youth Ensemble Studio, Boot Camp, or Summer Musical Theater Intensive, please prepare 1 comedic or dramatic monologue (1-2 minutes in length). If you need assistance finding an appropriate monologue, email Education Manager Shelby Connolly at sconnolly@northernstage.org.
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, as well as a completed audition form, which you can find HERE. Auditions will be held in 7-minute intervals between 10 AM and 6 PM. Click HERE to access the SMTI Auditions Google Sheet to reserve your audition spot.

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.
**Click HERE for an Example Resume

Character Casting Audition
Sunday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 available on March 5 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. Please plan to be available for the entire day. The final cast list will be posted by May 11.
VIDEO AUDITIONS
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 20, 2019. Your video audition will be given equal weight to those auditioning in person.
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 March 11, 2020. Click HERE to download the Summer Musical Theater Intensive Scholarship Application. We will announce scholarship decisions by March 15.
 
If you have any questions about the the 2020 Summer Musical Theater Intensive, please email education@northernstage.org. Thank you for considering spending your July with Northern Stage.