Saturday, June 22–Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Summer Theater Program’s unique combination of studio classes and professionally mounted stage productions allows students to both develop their craft and apply their skills in performance. During the four-week boarding program, each student takes daily classes in acting, musical theater, and dance and is cast in a play and a musical. Class sizes are intentionally small, affording students individualized attention and a supportive environment in which to develop and strengthen their work. In the latter weeks of the program, students take the stage for public performances of the shows that they have been rehearsing; past productions have included Nice Work If You Can Get It, Xanadu, As You Like It, and Love and Information.
Summer Theater classes in acting, musical theater, and movement meet daily Monday through Friday. Over the course of the program, students may also have the opportunity to work with guest faculty from some of the country’s leading colleges and universities, such as The Juilliard School, Carnegie Mellon University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and The Boston Conservatory.
Students alternate rehearsal times for their play and musicals for 6 hours Monday through Friday and 2.5 hours on Sunday evenings. After completing the program, students leave Walnut Hill Summer Theater with a heightened sense of accomplishment and a confidence that applies to all facets of their lives.
9:00am–9:15am Company Warm-Up
10:15am–10:30am Company Meeting
10:35am–11:25am Musical Theater
3:15pm–4:30pm Free Time
4:30pm–5:30pm Company Rehearsal
9:15pm–9:45pm Free Time
9:45pm Dorm Check-In
Tuition & Dates
Dates: Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, July 21, 2019
Boarding Tuition: $5,950*
*There is an additional student activities fee of $100 for the boarding programs to support a variety of services and activities for residential students, including but not limited to social events, field trips and residential life.
Applying for summer theater
Applications for admission to Summer Theater are completed through Slideroom and should be submitted no later than April 1 to ensure room in the program.