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Summer Musical Theater

Summer Musical Theater is a day camp for young artists ages 4-18 interested in singing, acting, and dancing.

June 17th - July 13th, 2019

A 4-week program for:

The first three weeks students train and rehearse. During the 4th week, students perform in a professional theater. Classes are held at our studio in the city's West End. Performances will be at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Shore (located next to the Children's Museum).


Check back in Spring 2020 for information on SMT 2020!


The 2019 SMT conservatory productions:


TBA Soon

Heroes and Villains

Broadway Juniors

Disney's Frozen Jr. Logo

Disney's Frozen Jr.

Preteens

TBA Soon

Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Teens

Dance Emphasis Logo

Dance Emphasis

Teens

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Programs, Schedules, and Rates

A deposit is required to hold your spot. Tuition paid in full by May 28th will receive a 10% discount.
Prices current for the 2019 Summer Musical Theater Camp


Teens (Ages 13 - 18)

Performance Track, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm: $995

Students in the teen performance track spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in rehearsals for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame that will be performed during the fourth 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 shows.

Non-Performance Track, Monday-Friday 9am-12pm: $795

Students in the non-performance track attend dance, acting, and dynamics classes. This track is 3 weeks, June 17 - July 5 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, Monday-Friday, time and pricing varies based on chosen option:

Teen Students wishing to enroll in dance emphasis will spend their mornings in intensive study of jazz and ballet.

  • Option 1 (9am-5pm, $995): In the afternoon students join the performance track and perform in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Option 2 (9am-12pm, $795): Morning dance classes only. Note: Dance Emphasis does have a performance aspect and will present choreographed dance numbers in a professional theater during the 4th week of camp. An audition IS required for acceptance into this program.

Preteens (Ages 8 - 12)

Performance Track, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm: $995

Students in the preteen performance track spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in rehearsals for Disney's Frozen Jr. that will be performed during the fourth 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 shows.


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 required for acceptance into this program.

Auditions / Orientations

Parent Meeting dates: [TBA for Spring 2020]

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 [TBA in Spring 2020] in the daytime.

Performances are [TBA Spring 2020]. Teens have 4 performances, Preteens have 3, and Dance Emphasis and Broadway Juniors have 2.

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.


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.