Musical theater lab for high school students to launch Feb. 22

February 13, 2021

Milton Theatre’s brand-new musical theater lab is an immersive, hands-on exploration into stage performance and production open to all high school students.

A rigorous yet enjoyable combination of classes and rehearsals will provide students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment during two-hour sessions for 10 weeks. Classes meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 22 to May 3.

A showcase performance will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, at the Milton Theatre’s Quayside outdoor venue.

Working with professional theater practitioners, students will receive training in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Students will explore musical theater techniques from the perspective of an actor, singer and dancer. Activities include acting, singing, dance classes, choreography, staging, and master classes in vocal training, audition preparation and industry navigation. Constructive feedback will be given to students at the end of each session.

In this program, the show is completely student-directed, providing students an outlet where they can create something on their own with guidance from the education director and master class guest artists. The student directors will be charged with choosing show material, analyzing it, developing a concept and successfully presenting it at the end of the season. The program culminates with a showcase presentation in which students perform the material they have been working on in class with their peers.

The program fee is $320. Scholarships are available. For scholarship information, email

The program outline includes introduction to acting, introduction to technical theatre, theatre appreciation, professional aspects of theatre, college and audition preparation, musical theatre dance, dance technique, tap, vocal technique, script analysis, and stage combat and movement.

Students will practice interviews, applications, college essays, auditions and presentations of their theatrical work. The student will also develop confidence in the audition process by focusing on cold reads, preparation, presentation, resumes, headshots, choosing materials, and representing themselves in a professional manner.

For more information and to register, go to or call 302-684-3038.

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