FOR STUDENTSThe iTheatrics Academy offers students the chance toperform a brand-new adaptation of a musical in aworkshop setting in New York City!
Every summer, iTheatrics workshops new adaptations of Broadway musicals for young performers. Each workshop 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 the hands-on experience of workshopping a new adaptation with some of the finest directors, choreographers, and educators in the field.
The iTheatrics one-week programs run from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Our one-week programs cost $725 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.
Program dates are as follows:
Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8
(no conflicts permitted)
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29
Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Show titles will be announced once casting is finalized. We are accepting students currently in 6th through 12th grade. Masks will be required at all times for all participants when they are not eating or drinking. If you cannot wear a mask, you will not be able to participate.
HOW TO AUDITION
All auditions for our summer 2022 programs will be done by video, so students all over the world can submit an audition! To be considered for our summer programs:
- STEP 1: Fill out this audition form.
- STEP 2: Create an audition video. This video should feature the student stating their name, current grade, and where they are from followed by the student singing 32 bars of a musical theater song, accompanied by piano or track. No a cappella singing please.
- STEP 3: (optional) To apply for a need-based scholarship, fill out this scholarship form.
STEP 4: Email the completed audition form, scholarship form if applying, and a link to the student’s audition video (YouTube, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc.) to Auditions@itheatrics.com by Sunday, March 6th.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Our exciting workshop programs feature brand-new adaptations 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 Auditions@itheatrics.com or call iTheatrics at 646-467-8090.
iTHEATRICS CHOREOGRAPHY VIDEOS
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 Festival.
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 looking 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. Email this completed application form to email@example.com by April 15, 2022.
For more info on the iTheatrics summer internship, click here.