2013 Summer Kids Workshop
(plus 10-day "Stage
June 17-22, 2013
June 24-29, 2013
The Music Man
July 8-13, 2013
July 15-20, 2013
Bye Bye Birdie
July 22-27, 2013
July 31-August 10, 2013
A unique opportunity for children age 8 to 13 to develop confidence in a nurturing, non-threatening and fun atmosphere.
"Stage Struck" advanced workshop for teens 12-15
(see special info at bottom)
Thanks to workshop sponsors:
A.R.T. League, Blowitz-Ridgeway, North Suburban Youth Foundation, Romano Brothers & Co. and The Ted Fund.
What it is
A one-week workshop where students learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a public performance on Saturday. Five separate one-week workshops are offered in 2013, each based on a hit musical. Students may attend more than one workshop.
Who can attend
Young people age 8 to 13, who want to learn musical theater from professional actors and counselors. No experience or audition is required, and every child gets a part. Students must be 8 years old by the first day of the workshop and should be able to read at the 3rd grade reading level.
Each workshop is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. The final dress rehearsal is Saturday at 1 pm, with the public performance at 4 pm.
Classes are at the air-conditioned Light Opera Works rehearsal center at 516 4th Street in Wilmette.
Saturday performances are at McGaw YMCA Children’s Center Auditorium (Light Opera Works Second Stage), 1420 Maple Avenue in Evanston.
Space is limited to 40 students for each workshop (20 for "Stage Struck" advanced session), so please register now to avoid disappointment.
Fee is $350 per student per workshop, due with enrollment.
"Stage Struck" advanced workshop is $450 per student, of which $100 deposit is due with enrollment, and balance of $350 is due upon acceptance after audition.
(Deposit will be refunded if student is not accepted.)
Fee is refundable (less $25 processing fee) if cancellation is received in writing by June 3, 2013. No refunds after June 3.
advanced workshop for teens 12-15
July 31-August 10, 2013
$450 per student
($100 deposit due with enrollment;
$350 balance due upon acceptance after audition.
Deposit will be refunded if student is not accepted.)
A 10-day workshop for ages 12-15, who want to delve further into musical theater. Learn audition techniques, scene study, music theory and more. The final performance will be a revue of songs on a specific theme, with introductions written and performed by students themselves. Space is limited to 20 students, and an audition is required for acceptance. We will contact you to schedule an audition after you register.
Classes are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Saturday, August 3, 10 am to 2 pm. Final dress rehearsal is Saturday, August 10, at 1 pm, with the public performance at 4 pm.
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Click here to meet the Workshop staff