The program runs from last week of June until the production is presented with four performances the first week of August.
The program hours are generally Monday-Friday from 8am-2:00pm, except during the last two weeks, when weekend rehearsals will also be required. The daily program is held at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School’s air-conditioned and state-of-the-art auditorium. In addition to rehearsing the show, students participate in warm-ups, team building exercises, arts-related activities and a series of workshops led by staff, guest artists, and speakers!
Potential & Past Workshops Include:
Acting: Voice, Acting, Stage Combat, Dialects
Dance: Ballet, Tap, Hip-hop, Jazz, African Dance
Music: Voice, Sight Reading, Instruments, Hip-hop Technical Theater: Stage Design, Lighting Design, Costuming, Set Painting & Theatrical Makeup
Miscellaneous: Sign Language, Karate, Comics, etc.
Tuition and Fees
The cost of the summer program is $995 per student. This fee includes tuition, pizza party, dinner between shows on Saturday performance, a “Parent Pass” for one admission to each performance, a 1-line “well wish” in the program book, basic stage makeup, most costume pieces, and a show t-shirt. For two or more siblings, a $100 discount is offered for the second (or more) child.
Need-based scholarships are available, and tuition may be prepaid in installments via PayPal.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of auditions; no child will be allowed to audition without a deposit. A $25 refundable deposit is collected when distributing script books. Returned script books that are not damaged will result in a $25 refund. Deposits will be kept for script books that are returned damaged or not returned to staff at the end of the program. Payment in full is due by start of program.