Musical Theater Intensive

Dates: June 3 – July 5, 2024 – WAITLIST
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week of Class
Tuition: $3650
Audition Required: 2 Songs, 1 Monologue

The Musical Theater Intensive is a cutting edge, five-week course providing rigorous musical theater training anchored in the core belief of the Stella Adler Studio, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. Impassioned acting rooted in craft is most essential in the pivotal moment when a scene becomes a song.

Combining current Broadway professionals with the Studio’s master teachers, the Musical Theater Intensive is a one-of-a-kind experience that integrates performance and analysis of the musical theater form with training in voice and speech, movement for the actor, and effective audition techniques.

Designed for the professional actor with requisite skills in song and dance, the Musical Theater Intensive immerses students into a deeper, more precise understanding of their acting ability and development of acting skills while connecting their work with the rest of the world.

Contact Ryan Chittaphong at for more information on this intensive.


Musical Theater Scene Study (Robbie Simpson)
Audition Skills & Strategies (Colin Hanlon)
Acting a Song (Mary Kate Morrissey)
Acting Technique (Alice Saltzman)
Musical Theater History & Analysis (Garrett Taylor)
Movement Techniques (Joanne Edelmann)
Jazz for Actors (Christine Shepard)
Business of Acting (Holly Buczek)
One-on-One Coaching (Ric Ryder)
Master Classes*

2023 Master Classes
Nik Walker
(Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud, Motown)
Lauren Patten
(Tony Award Winning Actress)
Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Tony Award Nominated Director)
Jeff Calhoun (Tony Award Nominated Director)
Mark Evans (Book of Mormon, Waitress, Mrs. Doubtfire)

*faculty, guest artists, and program details subject to change


Admission to the Musical Theater Intensive is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time. Applicants must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident or already possess a currently active visa that allows for full-time study in the US. The studio will not be able to provide this visa.

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Headshot (Photo) and Resume
  3. A $50 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc)

Once the online application and supplementing materials have been received by the admissions office, an associate will contact the applicant to schedule an interview appointment. Auditions will be submitted via a video submission form.

1. A performance of two contrasting musical selections no longer than 60 seconds in length each
2. A performance of one monologue no longer than 60 seconds in length (contemporary or classical)


After the audition has been reviewed, applicants will be formally notified via email regarding the admissions decision.

COVID-19 Policy:Please visit the studio’s Health & Safety page for the latest updates, policies and list of measures the studio has taken to protect the community against COVID-19.

Testimonies from past student:

“The Stella Adler Musical Theater Intensive Program was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It truly helped me discover that I am fearless performer, and gave me the tools to continue to be one. Being surrounded by individuals who were excited to learn, excited to teach, willing jump into every experience, and who shared a passion and hunger for this industry and a joy in collaboration allowed me to learn from not only the esteemed faculty, but from my colleagues as well. I would highly recommend this program–it’s unlike any other!”
Gabrielle C. Rivera (inaugural class)