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Summer Musical Theater Camp

Summer Musical Theater is a day camp for young artists ages 4 - 18 that offers training in acting, voice, dance, and technical theater.

June 15th - July 12th, 2020

The first three weeks students train and rehearse at our studio in the city's West End. In the final week of camp, students will experience the excitement of performing in a full production on the professional stage at our Gargaro Theater!

Register now and receive 10% off tuition pay in full by June 12th*!


2020 SUMMER BY THE SEA!


Pirates and Mermaids

Pirates and Mermaids

Broadway Juniors (ages 4 - 7)

Disney's Moana Jr.

Disney's Moana Jr.

Preteens (ages 8 - 12)

Dance Emphasis

Dance Emphasis

Teens (ages 13 - 18)

Technical Theater & Design

Technical Theater & Design

Teens (ages 13 - 18)


* A deposit is required to hold your spot. Tuition paid in full by 5:00PM on June 12th will receive a 10% discount.
Prices current for the 2020 Summer Musical Theater Camp.


TEENS

(ages 13 - 18)


Performance Track

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM
$995

Students spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in rehearsals for their show, that will be performed during the 4th week of the program.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program, however students do have to audition for class placement and casting in the show.


Non-Performance Track

Monday - Friday
9AM - 12PM
$795

Students attend dance, acting, and dynamics classes. This track is 3 weeks long, and students do not participate in the show during the 4th week of camp.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program.


Dance Emphasis Track

Monday - Friday, time and pricing varies based on chosen option:

9AM - 5PM

9AM - 12PM

$995

$795

In the afternoon students join the performance track and perform in their show.

Morning dance classes only.

Dance Emphasis does have a performance aspect and will present a studio piece in our Dwight E. Kuhn Studio at Pittsburgh Musical Theater during the 4th week of camp.

An audition is required for acceptance into this program.


NEW: Technical Theater & Design Track

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM
$895*
*introductory price - don't miss out!

PMT’s Technical Theater and Design Program will provide students with a unique look behind the curtain. This program offers students in-classroom and hands on experiences in the full range of technical theater disciplines. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze text, create conceptual drawings and presentations, communicate their thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, and improve their teamwork skills.

Students will participate in a wide array of courses starting with the basics of design in set, lighting, costumes, sound, and properties. The program also includes courses designed to prepare students to communicate and collaborate with a team of designers. Hands on experiences will range from technical theater communication and safety to courses where students will learn carpentry, painting, sound editing software, sound console operation, the science of light and lighting, and programming industry standard lighting software. All of these courses will culminate in the student’s ability to work alongside PMT's professional designers on student and professional company productions.

Students in the Technical Program must be available for all performance dates.


PRETEENS

(ages 8 - 12)


Performance Track

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM
$995

Students spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in riehearsals for their show that will be performed during the 4th week of the program.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program, however students do have to audition for class placement and casting in the show.


BROADWAY JUNIORS

(ages 4 - 7)


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9AM - 11:30AM
$350

Students will study the basics of dance, acting, group voice, and performance. During the production week, students have a modified rehearsal schedule with two performances in a professional theater.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program.


Auditions / Orientations

Parent Meeting dates: June 13 & June 14 at 8:00AM

Auditions are held prior to the first day of classes in order to make casting decisions for all productions as well as level placement for all dance classes and acting by skill level.

Song: Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway standard.

Dance Placement: You will be taught a combination during the audition. Please bring dance clothes (or clothes you can move in) and jazz shoes (or soft-soled shoes or socks).

Preteens
Teens

Tech Week and Performances

Tech and dress rehearsals will be held during the week of July 6th in the daytime.

Performances: July 9th - 12th

Number of performances per group:

A schedule with rehearsals and performances will be provided in the SMT welcome packet at a later date.


FAQ's


Where is the camp located?

The camp is located at the PMT studio at 327 S Main Street in Pittsburgh's West End. Free parking, convenient central location, 100 yards from the West End Circle. Three minutes to downtown.


Where are performances located?

Performances are located at Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Gargaro Theater, which is in the same building as camp. 327 S Main Street in Pittsburgh's West End. Free parking, convenient central location, 100 yards from the West End Circle. Three minutes to downtown.


Is space limited?

We limit our registration so that we may provide individualized instruction to our students. Due to the success and popularity of this program, registration fills very quickly. Your early registration is encouraged.


Do I need to audition for the program?

You do not need to audition to get into the program. Anyone on a first come basis may register for our program. The audition process is to determine placement and casting.


What do I need to prepare for the audition?

Teen students should prepare a song of 32 BARS OR LESS of a Broadway standard. Pre-teen students should prepare a song of 32 BARS OR LESS of a Broadway standard, and bring comfortable clothes and shoes to dance in. At the dance call, a faculty member will teach a combination (a short series of steps) which the students will then perform, usually 3 or 4 at a time.


I work, how early can I drop off my child?

Our West End studio will open at 8:30 AM to accommodate working parents with this need. We stay open until 5:30 PM, and ask that all children are picked up no later than 5:30 PM. If a child is picked up after 5:30, a $20 fee will be assessed, per child, for each occurrence.


What does my child need for class?

For Acting, Voice, and Performance class, students will need a three-ring binder with pockets and pencils. Street clothes are acceptable attire.

For Dance, female students should wear a leotard and tights with jazz shoes. Male students should wear properly fitting white t-shirts and sweatpants, tights, or shorts. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE COVERED TO AT LEAST THE MID-THIGH.


What about lunch?

Students can pack their lunches or they can order their lunch for $6/day. There is a refrigerator and a microwave available in the student center. There are also vending machines with water, soda, and snacks.


What are head shots?

As an actor, one of the most important tools you will need is an 8x10 photo of yourself called a head shot. To this end, we are supplying a photographer at a greatly reduced cost to take the students' head shots. This is in addition to the tuition. Appointments will be made during the first week of camp. You will receive more information on this the first week of camp.



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