Musical Theatre Intensive

Dates: June 4th – July 6th, 2018
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours of Class
Tuition: $3650
Audition Required
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018

The Musical Theatre Intensive is a cutting edge, five-week course providing rigorous musical theatre 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 Theatre Intensive is a one-of-a-kind experience that integrates performance and analysis of the musical theatre 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 Theatre 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 ryan@stellaadler.com for more information on this intensive.

COURSES*

Musical Interpretation and Performance
Audition Skills and Strategies
Musical Theatre Analysis
Musical Theatre History
Acting a Song
Voice and Speech
Acting Technique
Movement for Actors
MT Ensemble Rehearsal Process
One-on-One Coaching
Master Classes*

2018 Master Classes TBA

*Previous Master Classes
Donna Murphy (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Harold Prince
(Tony Award Winning Director)
Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award Winning Composer)
Billy Porter (Tony Award Winning Actor)
Stephanie Klemons (Hamilton Associate Choreographer)
Joanna Gleason (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Kurt Crowley (Hamilton Associate Musical Director)
Andrea Martin (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Tom Kitt (Tony Award Winning Composer)
Rob McClure (Tony Award Nominated Actor)
Michael John LaChiusa
(Tony Award Nominated Composer)
Robin De Jesus (Tony Award Nominated Actor)
Seth Rudetsky
(Conductor, SiriusXM Radio)
Katie Finneran (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Lonny Price (Emmy Award Winning Director)

FACULTY

Peter Flynn (Director of Musical Theatre Programs)
Mark Fifer (Musical Director)
Andréa Burns (Musical Theatre Audition Skills and Strategies)
J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director)
Ric Ryder (The Music Man)
Betsy Parrish (Master Teacher, La Cage Aux Folles)
Jeff Bowen (Muscical Theatre Song Analysis)
Eddie Carlo (Musical Theatre History)
Jonathan Hopkins (Voice & Speech)
Patrick Quagliano (Acting Technique)
Joanne Edelmann (Mimi Garrard Dance Co)
Terrence Carey (Movement and Wellness)
Alex Gemignani (Violet on Broadway)
Gregory Ramos (Ensemble Performance)

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

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Admission to the Musical Theatre 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.

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Headshot and Resume
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
1. A performance of two contrasting musical selections with the following criteria:
a) one musical standard, one contemporary
b) one up-tempo, one ballad
c) 60 seconds in length each
2. A performance of one monologue no longer than 60 seconds in length (contemporary or classical).

NEW YORK AUDITION DATES:
1. Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 12pm-4pm
2. Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 12pm-4pm
3. Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 12pm-4pm
4. Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12pm-4pm
Please contact ryan@stellaadler.com to schedule an audition appointment.
Please see our Audition Tour Schedule for other locations and dates.
*Video Auditions are currently being accepted as well.

Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified phone regarding their acceptance in the program.

Testimonies from past students:

“The Stella Adler Musical Theatre 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)

Christine Pardos talks about her experience in the Musical Theatre Intensive: