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Professional Training Program

Whether or not a student is considering pursuing a career in theatre, our High School Professional
Training Program (“PTP”) offers a supportive environment that values every student’s contribution to
the creative process.


We seek to develop a strong ensemble of actors who believe in themselves and in
the possibilities of others.  Students develop and apply their musical theatre skills through a
combination of classwork and performance.


Our small class sizes, which include one-on-one instruction,
afford students the opportunity for the individualized study of technique, text, and vocal and physical work.
And, through performance, students are provided opportunities to apply what they have learned.

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The curriculum includes:

  • Acting

  • Scene Study

  • Monologues

  • Improv

  • Solo and Group Voice

  • Jazz and Ballet

  • Audition Workshops

  • An original Cabaret created by the students

  • A Fully Produced Musical in May

Spring Semester – Saturdays and Mondays

During the spring semester, students further develop and apply their skills as they rehearse and perform a fully staged musical.  We offer flexible rehearsal scheduling to accommodate the busy lives of our students.  Because of this, our high school students are able to rehearse and perform in their own local high school productions as well.

Starving Artist Program

Every two years, 11th and 12th grade PTP students are eligible to apply to the Starving Artist Program.  Focused on “The Business of the Business,” the Starving Artist Program involves eight weeks of intensive classwork. 


Private coaching in acting and singing culminates in a trip to New York City where students participate in mock auditions, receiving feedback and mentoring from theatre professionals.

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