SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER CAMP

at Pittsburgh Musical Theater


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

July 13th - August 9th, 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 in the West End Canopy, an open air outdoor environment located at PMT.

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We have taken enhanced health and safety measures at Pittsburgh Musical Theater for our students, resident artists, patrons and staff. You must follow all instructions regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures as well as posted instructions while at the PMT Studios for classes and performances. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending classes and performances you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Do your part for the safety and health of yourself and others!


2020 SUMMER BY THE SEA!


Pirates and Mermaids

Pirates and Mermaids

Broadway Juniors (ages 4 - 7)

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Preteens (ages 8 - 12)

Dance Emphasis

Dance Emphasis

Teens (ages 13 - 18)

Technical Theater & Design

Technical Theater & Design

Teens (ages 13 - 18)

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* A deposit is required to hold your spot. Tuition paid in full by 6:00PM on July 10th 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:

8:30AM - 5:00PM

8:30AM - 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 during the 4th week of camp.

An audition is required for acceptance into this program.


NEW: Technical Theater & Design Track

Monday - Friday
10:00AM - 5:30PM
$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
9:30AM - 5:30PM
$995

Students spend their mornings rehearsing for their show that will be performed during the 4th week of camp. In the afternoon, they attend classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance.

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
10:00AM - 12:30PM
$350

Students will study the basics of dance, acting, group voice, and performance. During the 4th week of camp, students will present their show.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program.


Auditions / Orientations

Mandatory Parent Meeting date: Sunday, July 19 at 6:30PM via Zoom

Access link / Zoom Meeting ID provided in the 2020 SMT Welcome Packet (revised July 17th version)

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.

Audition preparation and procedures sent in the SMT welcome packet.


Tech Week and Performances

All performances are held in the West End Canopy, an open air outdoor environment at the PMT Studios.

Tech and dress rehearsals will be held during the week of August 3rd.

Performances: August 5th - 9th

A schedule with rehearsals and performances provided in the SMT welcome packet.


Questions?

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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 will take place at the West End Canopy, an open air outdoor environment at the PMT Studios.


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?

The Dance Emphasis program requires an audition. All other programs only have an audition process for casting and placement, not for acceptance into the camp.


What do I need to prepare for the audition?

Information regarding auditions will be sent in the SMT welcome packet.


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

For the safety of students and staff, staggered start and end times will be in effect for SMT 2020. This information along with drop off and pickup times is provided in the SMT welcome packet.


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.

More information provided in the SMT welcome packet.


What about lunch?

Students must pack their own lunch each day. There are also vending machines with water, soda, and snacks. Every Friday will be pizza day at the cost of $6.


What are headshots?

As an actor, one of the most important tools you will need is an 8x10 photo of yourself called a head shot. We are supplying a photographer at a greatly reduced cost to take the students' headshots. 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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