Summer Programs 2017: Musical Theatre Preparatory

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A two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introducing and preparing young actors for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. We are happy to work with students of all backgrounds and levels of training. All are welcome!

This summer program gives older elementary and middle school students instruction in acting, dance, and music. Each day, students will have a schedule of classes and rehearsals. Guest artists will also be brought in to teach students master classes in special topics. There will be opportunities for instruction both in small groups and as an entire ensemble. The emphasis of the program is on developing strong performance skills. As part of that goal, each student will be featured in a final performance as a singer, actor, and dancer. Students will also have opportunities to develop their own pieces during daily supervised rehearsals and will have a chance to perform their own "creative projects" for the rest of the students in the program each Friday.

2016 Summer Program Highlights:

Dates: July 10 - 21
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: $650 if you pay in full by May 1, 2017, $700 after May 1st.

Students may arrive as early as 8:30 am, and must be picked up by 4 pm. Students must bring their own lunches daily. Food will not be provided.

Program Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 Arrival
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 Movement class or acting class in small groups
10:15 - 11:15 Movement class or acting class in small groups
11:15 - 12:15 Music
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Creative topics
1:30 - 3:30 Master classes or rehearsal
3:30 - 4:00 Dismissal


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Musical Theater Preparatory Program Director / Acting Instructor

Kyle Reynolds has been directing throughout Connecticut for the past 10 years. Kyle currently teaches at Western Connecticut State University, Post University and The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts: Musical Theater Department. Kyle has performed, directed, and choreographed all over the State of CT including: Seven Angels Theatre, The Warner Theater, Chestnut Street Playhouse, Hole in the Wall Theater, The Palace Theater and The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Favorite credits include:  Ambrose Kemper (HELLO, DOLLY!), Otto (SPRING AWAKENING), Leaf Coneybear (SPELLING BEE), WEST SIDE STORY (Co-Director), SPELLING BEE (Director), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Director/Choreographer), and SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL!! (Director/Choreographer). Kyle is excited to join the team at Playhouse on Park!


Musical Theater Preparatory & Boot Camp Dance Instructor / Choreographer

Mallory Cunningham was seen on the Playhouse on Park stage last summer in HAIR and is currently playing Kristine in A CHORUS LINE! She studied and taught for several years at the Glastonbury Dance Center and earned a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut. In addition to teaching and performing, Mallory has choreographed numerous productions for regional theaters around the country. Some favorite roles include Eldorado Casino: FOOTLOOSE (Urleen); Cape Fear Regional Theatre: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Tzeitel) and SPAMALOT (Ensemble / Choreographer); Connecticut Rep: CABARET (Kit Kat Girl), INTO THE WOODS (Rapunzel); Woodstock Playhouse: LES MISERABLES (Fantine), WEST SIDE STORY (Consuela), CHICAGO (Annie), and LEGALLY BLONDE (Vivienne); Temple Theatre: CATS (Rumpleteaser / Assistant Choreographer), and THE MUSIC MAN (Zaneeta); and Granbury Opera House: SOUTH PACIFIC (Dinah). 

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