The Shedd Institute is proud to introduce a new camp geared toward middle schoolers to our summer camp line-up: Musical Theater Sampler, a set of 4 one-week music enrichment camps, each of which covers a different theme or period of American musical theatre. This year's themes are:
Have you always wanted to feel better prepared for musical theatre auditions and performances? Have you wondered how to find an appropriate monologue, how to pick the right song for your voice and how to tie it all together with great stage presence? At The Shedd Institute’s Musical Theatre Sampler camp you will get a “tool kit” of songs and monologues from which to draw for auditions and performances. Each student will learn at least two monologues, two solos, and one group song per week from the musicals of the great composers, including: Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma! , South Pacific, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music), Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera), and composers of Modern Musicals (Wicked, Mamma Mia, Rent, and Hairspray).
At the Musical Theatre Sampler Camp, each student receives a “tool kit” of songs and monologues from which to draw for auditions and performances. Each day begins with a physical and vocal warm up, followed by learning songs and monologues according to the week’s theme. Each student will learn and perform one group song, one gender-appropriate group song, one solo song and two monologues. Students will also learn from “master performers” in listening and viewing sessions. Each camp culminates in a dress rehearsal and final performance of all music and acting studied during the week.
|1:00||–|| 1:15 pm|| Arrive and warm-up |
|1:15||–||2:00 pm|| Singing |
|2:00||–||2:30 pm|| Monologues |
|2:30||–||2:45 pm|| Break |
|2:45||–||3:15 pm||“Master Performance” listening/viewing sessions |
|3:15||–||4:00 pm|| Singing |
(Thursdays: 2:45-4:00 Dress Rehearsal; Fridays: 2:45-3:00: Set-up in recital hall, 3:00-4:00 Performance)