Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Signature Summer: Stage One

“The Stage One program was an incredible transitional experience for me. Having participated in the program the summer before my senior year of high school, it fostered my growth from an excited yet inexperienced young performer to a more confident, emotionally-intelligent actor, singer and dancer.” – Edward Simon

This coming Saturday the 26th, the Signature Theatre Education Department will be holding auditions for its 2014 summer Stage One musical theatre workshops at 10:00 am.

The Stage One workshop is a two-week program that gives anyone ages 14-17 the chance to experience in-depth the world of professional musical theatre and to hone their vocal, dance and acting skills. Musical theatre professionals provide students with personalized, supportive instruction in daily dancing, singing, and acting courses. As the prequel to the successful Overtures Musical Theatre Institute, Stage One aims to create fully-developed young musical theatre performers. At the conclusion of the program, students will demonstrate what they’ve learned in a performance for friends and family members.

Education Director David Zobell (center) with the 2011 Stage One crew
In addition to daily training in acting, music and dance, this year Stage One will be a full hour longer to incorporate daily master classes from a professional from the DC theatre scene. With a different instructor everyday, this is an incredible opportunity for high schools students to work with award-winning actors, directors, choreographers, musicians and casting directors.

Check out the comments former Stage One students have had about their involvement with the program and how it has helped them as performers.

Eitan and the others warm up at the start of the day.
“I came into Stage One already knowing I wanted to pursue  musical theatre as a career, but when I left, my love for the art was even stronger because I was so heavily exposed to the varied disciplines within the art form. Stage One is the right program for anyone who loves performing musical theatre, wants to learn much more about it, and simply wants to have a fantastic time with other kids that share the same passion.” - Eitan Mazia

You’ve heard it from some of our past students so now why don’t you audition to be one of our students? Come out this coming Saturday at 10:00 am with 2 contrasting musical theatre pieces, no more than 16 bars a piece, and be prepared for a short dance call. We look forward to hopefully seeing, meeting, and working with you.


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