This Year’s Production is DISNEY'S THE LION KING JR.
Our full-day, five-week program, Musical Theater Company exposes children to the many elements that go into live performances of musical theater productions. We seek to teach the value of teamwork and practice ensemble building. We encourage students to participate in both behind the scenes duties and live performances. Students not only collaborate with each other but are also recognized for their individuality, while working within the structure of preparing for our performances. Our goal for them is to work hard while having fun and emerge with a sense of great pride and accomplishment.
Older students connect with younger students and practice mentoring skills. Students learn how to be a member of our theater ensemble.
Art for Theater
Students learn about stage make up and experiment with character make up. They design and create specific parts of their costumes for the show in addition to participating in designing and making props, sets, and scenery. They contribute individual artwork to enhance their performance space.
Rising 2nd & 3rd graders create stories and use their imagination to bring them to life. Parents are invited to a special young storyteller presentation during our program day.
Students work as an ensemble. When appropriate, roles in the production are shared. Each student is given the opportunity to speak during the performance. Younger students learn how to navigate listening to each other and being on stage. Students with more experience have more responsibility learning blocking and scene dialogue.
Students move through rotation blocks to experience multiple aspects of musical theater productions. Music and vocal coaching - students learn music from the show after warmups and vocal exercises. Soloists and choral singers work with the music director to perfect their songs.
Lunch and playtime are opportunities to socialize outside of production-based rotations. Forming friendships is supportive of the ensemble experiences. Additionally, MTC members are invited to participate in some of the Hangout Days one-week program Theme Day activities.
Students are given the opportunity to stretch and learn technique along with learning about musical theater style. Students learn about what it means to tell a story with their bodies. Choreography from the show is also taught during this class.
This is an MTC Community Class. Students have older/younger buddies and work in a mentoring capacity as we engage in improvisational and exploratory movement. Exercises include both independent and group work, as students go through the paces of learning stage combat, animal movement, creative entrances and exits and learning about how gravity and emotions can be expressed through their bodies.
A Word About Casting
Roles are cast in our production after careful consideration of many factors. Ensemble singing and dancing and conversations with the teachers and each cast member are components of what is a student-driven process. In casting the production's roles, we have your student's best opportunity for growth and success in mind. We appreciate your support of the casting process of our production.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:00 Morning Welcome
10:20-11:00 Vocals & Music
11:00-11:45 Full Company Stage Movement
11:45-12:30 Lunch, Playtime, Buddies & Mentoring
12:30-1:15 Young Storytellers Scenes
1:55-2:30 Art for Theater
2:30-3:00 Full Company Presents, Wrap Up and Closing
3:00-3:15pm Carpool & Dismissal
This popular program is suitable for the beginning or experienced performer. An audition is not required.
Evenings Performances are Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23.
The program concludes with a cast party during our final class afternoon on Friday, July 24.
A group photo, basic costume pieces and 4 show tickets are included in the program fee.
Coordinator: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty
Co-Director/Choreographer: Ricka Glucksman, Crossroads Summer Faculty
Musical Accompanist: TBA
Course #: 161
Section 98: 6/22-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00-3:00 $3200
Enroll now to secure your space.
This program will sell out!
School is Closed Friday, July 3.
This program does not include swimming. However, students may enroll in Private Swim Lessons available Mondays through Friday afternoons and Saturdays or Wave Runners Swim Team. See information about these programs in the Aquatics section of our website.