July 27 – August 7, 2020
Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM
Ages 14 to 17
“The most beneficial part of Stage One was the hard work and dedication that the teachers had. Seeing them and learning from them has been an honor because they love what they do so much. The teachers were easy to talk to and never gave up on us. I learned and benefitted from everything.”
“I love that Stage One is really adapted to our abilities, to what we need to work on.”
“Stage One is great because it focuses on the specific weakness of the group.”
– Past Stage One students
Stage One is not your typical musical theatre program. It is a two-week musical theatre workshop for the young, aspiring musical theatre student with an emphasis on reaching the individuals where they are. Stage One’s emphasis is on personalized, intimate training that helps each individual student reach their level best and helps them overcome their personal weaknesses.
This popular program provides in-depth experience in the world of professional musical theater. Throughout the two weeks, students hone their vocal, dance and acting skills under personalized, supportive instruction from a group of core faculty members, each a theatrical professional. In addition to daily training in acting, music and dance, Stage One also incorporates daily master classes from different DC theater professionals and local university faculty. With a different master class instructor every day, this is an incredible opportunity for high school students to work with award-winning actors, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting directors and university faculty. Master classes help students find a balanced approach between increasing theatrical skills and tackling the practical challenges of college auditions.
At the end of the two weeks, students are given the opportunity to share their experiences in an informal class demonstration for family and friends. There is no formal showcase. Every moment of Stage One is focused on pure training, enabling the students to give stronger performances long after the program has ended.
Tuition for Stage One 2020 will be $955. There is currently no fellowship assistance available for Stage One.
Have questions about Stage One?
Want to know if this program is right for you? Email us at email@example.com or call 571 527 1854 to learn more.
Instructors have included:
Acclaimed performers: Evan Casey, Susan Derry, Erin Driscoll, Joshua Morgan, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Payton and Bobby Smith
Signature staff: Kelly Crandall d’Amboise, Matthew Gardiner, Eric Schaeffer, Matt Strote and David Zobell
Choreographers, Directors and Fight Choreographers: Kathleen Akerley, Joe Calarco, Pauline Grossman, Maurice Johnson, Casey Kaleba, Matt Reckeweg and Mallory Shear
Local music directors: Warren Freeman, Elisa Rosman and Bill Yanesh
University faculty: Melissa Flaim, Brian MacDonald and Jim Van Slyke