FOR STUDENTSThe iTheatrics Academy offers students the chance to perform a brand-new adaptation of a musical in a workshop setting in New York City!
Every summer, iTheatrics workshops new adaptations of Broadway musicals, as well as new works, for young performers. Each of our iTheatrics workshop programs consists of learning music, choreography, and staging, culminating in a presentation for the musical’s respective licensing company, the show’s creators, and the students’ families. Young performers get hands-on experience workshopping a new adaptation with some of the finest directors, choreographers, and educators in the field.
In addition, we will be offering one new workshop this summer called “How Musicals Get Made.” Spend this interactive week with Team iTheatrics including librettist Timothy A. McDonald and composers Rob Rokicki and Daniel J. Mertzlufft, learning about creating and producing a new musical! Over the course of 5 days, students will develop a new musical together and present it at the end of the week! No prior writing experience is necessary. But an open creative mind and a sense of collaboration will make this week one to remember for all involved.
The iTheatrics one-week programs run from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Our one-week programs cost $750 per student. iTheatrics offers need-based scholarships to qualifying students. The program takes place at a state-of-the-art studio space in the heart of New York City. Students are responsible for their own housing, meals, and transportation.
Summer 2023 program dates are as follows:
Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
(HOW MUSICALS GET MADE WORKSHOP)
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28
Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4
Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11
Show titles will be announced once casting is finalized. We are accepting students currently in 6th through 12th grade.
All auditions for our summer 2023 programs will be done by video submission. To be considered for our summer programs:
STEP 1: Create an audition video and upload to YouTube, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc. This video should feature the following:
- Student stating their name, current grade, and where they are from.
- Student telling one fun fact about themselves.
- Student singing 32 bars of a musical theater song, accompanied by piano or track. No a cappella singing please.
STEP 2: Fill out this online form by Wednesday, March 1st. This form has a place to submit your video link as well as apply for an optional need-based scholarship.
Our exciting workshop programs feature brand-new adaptations and new shows created in partnership with major licensing houses Music Theatre International and Concord Theatricals (catalogues of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection). For each of our workshops, iTheatrics casts an ensemble of actors who spend the week working with professional theater artists learning advanced performance skills that culminate in a staged reading. With scripts in hand and limited costumes and props, these workshops are attended by the students’ families, invited educators, and the authors of the show or their representatives. Whether you enjoy classical or contemporary musical theater, we have something for everyone!
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to email Academy@itheatrics.com or call iTheatrics at 646-467-8090.
Our summers kick off by filming the iTheatrics Choreography Videos, an essential part of our educational musical adaptations. Resident Choreographer Steven G. Kennedy selects songs from each musical we work on and adapts the choreography to make it accessible to young performers.
These numbers are filmed by our fantastic team and feature a company of young people who are cast from auditions held each year at the Junior Theater Festivals.
For the iTheatrics Academy, we hire a set of college-aged interns who will work with us through the duration of the summer season from July through August. Interns will assist our team by warming up students; being a second eye for directors, choreographers, and music directors; making props and set pieces; and helping students stay on track to have a successful week in a workshop environment. We’re looking for young professionals who are aiming to develop skills in a rehearsal room while working with young people and helping them achieve their very best. You will gain invaluable experience as a teaching artist and theatre professional. You will have the opportunity to make connections with theatre masters in many fields. For more info on the iTheatrics summer internship, click here.
To apply, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14, 2023:
- This completed application form
- A typed cover letter sharing why you would like to intern for us and how you were referred to us.
- A resume listing relevant theatrical and educational experience, as well as anything else you would like us to know about you.