Immerse yourself in musical theatre and improve your musical theatre techniques!
Improve your musical theatre technique and gain confidence and a stronger understanding of the audition process for musical theatre and the many paths to performance! Identify the multitude of character “types” in musical theatre, which will help you choose, prepare, and practice a variety of audition materials. Receive daily instruction in acting, voice, and dance.
You will learn:
- to thoughtfully analyze scenes and develop a character
- to narrate and use dialogue, song, and dance to tell the story
- how to prepare for high school, college, and professional auditions
Participate in master classes and workshops designed to expose you to current trends and topics on the Great White Way! The Musical Theatre Boot Camp culminates in a performance for family and friends on the final afternoon of the program.
Students work with three instructors, teaching assistants and special guests to prepare for musical theater auditions and the “Biz of the Biz.”
The “Biz of the Biz”
Session III: July 29 - August 2 (one week)
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$890 for the first registration
$800 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 10, 2019)
For a well-rounded summer, combine with Acting Intensive, Acting on Camera Boot Camp, Filmmaking Institute, Songwriting Workshop, Vocal Intensive, eSports Apprentice - YouTube© Streamers and Gamers, Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game, and/or Virtual and Augmented Reality Adventures!. Discount for enrolling in multiple programs.
Interested in Undergraduate Acting Programs at Purchase College?
Check out the acting BFA program, the theatre and performance BA program, and the theatre design/technology BFA program in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
About the Instructors
Nell Macdonald (musical director and voice instructor) is a professional singer, director, vocal coach, and teacher. A BFA vocal graduate of Purchase Conservatory, Nell has appeared in solo cabaret shows and recitals in the New York area, Germany, Italy, and the Catskills. A voice teacher for over twenty years, her students have been chosen in national ACDA competitions, All-Nationals (NYSSMA), as well as prestigious vocal arts summer, musical theatre college, and traditional conservatory arts programs. Former students have gone on to become musical theatre singers and directors.
Suzi Tipa (dance instructor) has studied international dance styles and traveled around the world promoting global understanding through the arts. She has choreographed regional theatre productions; has been a guest teacher for companies throughout NYC; and is co-founder of World Dance Theatre. Suzi studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and improv at Chicago City Limits, and has stage-managed and worked backstage at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.