Summer Musical Theater is a summer day camp for student's ages 4 – 19 interested in singing, acting, and dancing.
A 4-week program for:
The first three weeks students train and rehearse. The last week ( July 10 – 15 ) students of the Richard E. Rauh conservatory perform at The New Hazlett Theater.
The 2017 SMT conservatory productions are:
Students in the Performance track spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in rehearsals for one of the two fully produced shows that will be performed during the fourth week of the program.
Teen Students wishing to enroll in dance emphasis will spend their mornings in intensive study of jazz, ballet and tap. Then in the afternoon they will join the performance track to rehearse for the show that will be performed during the fourth week of the program. Audition required for acceptance into this program.
Children ages 4-7 will study the basics of ballet, tap, acting, group voice, and performance. No audition required for acceptance into this program.
A Deposit is required to hold your place. Tuition paid in full by June 5th, 2017, will be subject to a 10% discount.
Prices current for the 2017 Summer Musical Theater Camp
The dance emphasis program requires an audition, held a few weeks prior to camp starting. This program is available only to Teen Students
Parent Orientation is June 17 or 18 at 8:45am (choose one)
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).
Teens, Pre-teens, and Broadway Juniors will each perform three times the final week.
Technical and dress rehearsals will be held during the day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Performances will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the final week of Summer Musical Theater.
The SMT interns are the workhorses of the Summer Musical Theater program. Whatever your child is in need of, whether a band aid, more toilet paper, or the lunch they ordered, the Interns at SMT are the perfect place to start!
Josh Cohen is a Theater/English major from Lafayette college and a Pittsburgh native. He's taken part in numerous productions over the last 10 years, from Merchant of Venice to Footloose to Tartuffe. When he's not doing theater, he enjoys reading, writing, and playing guitar.
Josh Cushing recently graduated from Freedom Area High School where he was part of the Marching Band President of the Drama Club,where he was most commonly seen backstage. Josh helped build and mobilize sets, as well as having a hand in designing lights and sound. He participated in The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, and Grease. Josh is excited about this internship at Pittsburgh Musical Theater where he hopes to become a part of the family.
Chloe Geller is excited to be interning with Pittsburgh Musical Theater! Chloe calls Pittsburgh home, but has spent her high school career studying music composition and songwriting at Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan. Now a recent graduate, she will be continuing her musical training at New York University this fall. Chloe has always had a passion for theater and began performing in musicals at the age of 7. She studied at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy for three years and appeared as an orphan in their summer season production of Annie at the Benedum in 2013. Chloe also enjoyed performing in 42nd Street and Pippin at Stagedoor Manor. Most recently, she had the incredible opportunity to play on stage as the principle keyboardist for the Interlochen theater company’s production of Rent. Chloe is thrilled to be returning back to theater camp and assisting in the area of musical direction. She aspires to compose for musical theater and serve as a musical director and accompanist in the future.
Gianna Husnick is a recent graduate of Serra Catholic HS and just finished her freshman year at Duquesne University where she is majoring in Occupational Therapy achieving the Dean’s List both freshman semesters.
Gia has led a dual life with enjoying the arts as well as sports. She is an accomplished basketball and softball athlete. Gia has had a passion for softball since she was 5 years old and has played highly competitive travel softball over the past 7 years. In addition to sports, Gia trained at Ken and Jean dance studio for 9 years focusing on tap, jazz and ballet. She has also been very involved with her middle school theater production where she and her mom express their creative side visioning, building and painting the scenery and props.
Gia is excited to be part of PMT’s Summer Musical Theater camp and spending time with her little sister, Isabella, at the camp.
Malynne Smith, after having been involved in theater for seven years, is excited to continue her experience interning with Pittsburgh Musical Theater this summer. She is happy to be back after her own experience as a camper attending SMT in 2013. Since then she attended Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 as a Musical Theater major, participating in many plays and musicals with her talented classmates. Malynne is currently nearing her second year enrolled in the University of the Arts earning her Bachelor's in Musical Theater. During her freshman year, she was given the opportunity to work as a professional in a show through FringeArts. Malynne believes it is very important to encourage a child's creativity at a young age and hopes to encourage kids of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities to try theater.
Jenna Snyder and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High school in 2016 and currently attends Seton Hill University for a bachelor degree in forensic science with a minor in theater performance. She is a former student of Pittsburgh Musical Theater and her favorite roles include Smee (The Little Mermaid), Narrator (Beauty and the Beast), and Christmas Yet to Come (A Lyrical Christmas Carol). She has been dancing since the age of five which opened her interests in joining theater. Hip hop and tap dancing are her two favorite types of dance. She enjoys acting and performing because she loves to see how the audience reacts. She gets excited if someone laughs at a move performed by her or due to a joke. Bringing laughter to someone's day is something she strives to do each day! Jenna is very excited to be back at PMT this summer and can't wait to make more people laugh as well as watch the students prosper to bigger roles!
Ariel Squire is thrilled to be joining the summer interns at PMT! She was a student here from 2012 until she graduated last year in 2016, during which time she had been part of 9 shows; in fact, her first ever PMT show was during Summer Musical Theater (Les Miserables, 2012) and she has since loved summer most of all. She was also a student at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, where she first discovered her love for performance. In 2016, Ariel was blessed to have even been awarded for her love and hard work in performance, winning the Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rosalia in West Side Story. Since graduating from CAPA, she began attending Point Park University for Theatre Arts. You may have recently seen her as Pip in The Adventures of Nate the Great this May at the Pittsburgh Playhouse! While performance is her first love, she has many other interests in theater including directing, costume, and possibly even teaching someday! She hopes to give back to her "second home" and help give the students the fun summer she fell in love with as a student.
Bebe Tabickman is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a BFA in Musical Theater. Some of her favorite roles at Point Park include: Jack's Mother in Into The Woods, Mayor Imperia in Stone Soup, and Bella in Big Love. Bebe was born and raised in New York City where her love for theater, bagels and coffee were born. She also has a passion for traveling, Disney and Bagels. Did she mention bagels?