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THEATRE SHOWCASE

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New York Musical Theatre Showcase

Currently the School of Theatre Arts and Dance produces two industry Showcase Presentations to assist its senior musical theatre and acting students with their transitions into the professional world. The Showcase experience is aimed at assisting the artist who is committed to living and working professionally in either New York City or Los Angeles.

NEW YORK CITY – The New York Musical Theatre Showcase is held during our March spring break each year. This showcase is geared toward senior musical theatre majors, who participate in this activity as a degree requirement for their musical theatre major. Senior acting/performance studies majors may audition for the New York City Musical Theatre Showcase, if there are available slots that year. However, participation in the New York Musical Theatre Showcase by the senior acting/performance studies majors is not guaranteed. Currently the Musical Theatre Showcase is performed twice at a New York Off-Broadway theatre near Times Square. Produced and Directed by John Leonard and David Grapes.

LOS ANGELES – The LA Showcase is held the first Tuesday and Wednesday of May during finals week prior to graduation. The LA Showcase is geared toward the senior acting/performance studies majors. Senior musical theatre majors may audition for the LA Showcase, if there are available slots that year. Since this showcase is not part of any required curriculum for musical theatre or acting/performance studies majors all slots are filled by audition. Currently, the LA Showcase is performed three times over two days at the Falcon Theatre located in Burbank, CA. Produced and directed by David Grapes and Ken Womble.

LA Showcase
LA Showcase

How are students selected to participate?
NEW YORK CITY
Any graduating senior is eligible to audition in one or both showcases, if there are slots available. Since musical theatre majors are required to participate in the New York Musical Theatre Showcase as a degree requirement, auditions for New York may or may not be required each year based on the size of the graduating class. If there are slots available for acting/performance majors then an audition is held the first week of fall classes. Participation in the New York Musical Theatre Showcase by the senior acting/performance studies majors is not guaranteed.

LOS ANGELES
Any graduating senior is eligible to audition in one or both showcases, if there are slots available. While the LA Showcase is geared toward the senior acting/performance studies majors, senior musical theatre major, theatre studies and theatre education majors may audition for the LA Showcase, if there are available slots that year. Since this showcase is not part of any required curriculum for musical theatre or acting/performance studies majors all slots are filled by open audition. The two Showcase directors and industry professionals conduct auditions for the LA Showcase during the month of October.

What do the two Showcases cost?
The cost of the New York City Musical Theatre Showcase is approximately $1,300 to $1,400 plus travel/housing/meals in New York City.  The cost of the LA Showcase is approximately $1,000 to $1,100 plus travel/housing/meals in Los Angeles. All participants are REQUIRED to have approved headshots by a professional photographer. Cost $400 to $600.

What courses am I required to take if I am
participating in one of the Showcases?

New York Showcase - MT 470  - Senior Project in Musical Theatre;
M W F; 11:15 - 12:05 (three hours of credit) - Fall; and MT 465 - Musical Theatre Workshop; M W F; 2:30-3:20 pm (three hours of credit) - Spring;

Los Angeles Showcase - THEA 465- LA Showcase Class, T R; 3:45 - 5:00 pm
(three hours of credit) - Spring only.


 


 

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Last updated September 22, 2014