Musical Theater Boot Camp Musical Theater Boot Camp

Musical Theater Boot Camp  | 

July 8 — August 2

Pasadena Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Musical Theater Boot Camp is back! Over two weeks, 9 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday, students will focus on honing their audition skills, developing a repertoire of monologues and songs, and the resources needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. Industry professionals and guest artists will instruct students in acting, singing, dancing, movement, theater history, and the college theater landscape. Each session culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

Register early and save. Tuition increases April 1.

Beginner/Intermediate Session: Jul 8 – 19
Advanced Session: Jul 22 – Aug 2
Times: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Mon – Fri
Ages: 13 – 17

REGISTRATION COST: $995
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
TUITION INCREASES APRIL 1

APPLY NOW

Pasadena Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Musical Theater Boot Camp is back! Over two weeks, 9 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday, students will focus on honing their audition skills, developing a repertoire of monologues and songs, and the resources needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. Industry professionals and guest artists will instruct students in acting, singing, dancing, movement, theater history, and the college theater landscape. Each session culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

Register early and save. Tuition increases April 1.

Classes

Beginner/Intermediate Session
Musical Theater Boot Camp

JULY 8 – 19, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

VENUE: PASADENA PLAYHOUSE CAMPUS
$995 – SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Register

Advanced Session
Musical Theater Boot Camp

JULY 22 – Aug 2, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

VENUE: PASADENA PLAYHOUSE CAMPUS
$995 – SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Audition

Venue – Pasadena Playhouse

Students of the Musical Theater Boot Camp will get to hone their skills across multiple spaces on the Pasadena Playhouse campus at 39 S. El Molino Ave., including the Carrie Hamilton Theater, the Playhouse Library, and other rehearsal spaces.

Audition Info

Audition instructions:

All applicants for the Advanced Session must submit a video audition that includes a personal introduction as well as the audition criteria in 1 video (can be edited together). Please be mindful of all instructions, especially posted time limits.

1. PERSONAL INTRODUCTION (1 MINUTE)

  • State your name, age, and the name of your school.
  • Tell us about 1 meaningful arts experience you have had and why it was special.

** Do not read from a script. We are more interested in discovering your personality than hearing prepared answers.

2. AUDITION

  • Sing one musical theater song (30 – 90 seconds). This can be a song from a role you played in a show, or your favorite musical theater song for a role that you’d like to play, or just a song you’ve learned for audition purposes. But it must be from a stage musical. It cannot be a song from a movie, a pop song, or an original song. 
  • You must sing with an accompaniment track. This can be a piano accompaniment that someone recorded for you, or a track you found online. But you cannot sing over the cast recording or any track with pre-recorded vocals; nor can you sing a capella. 
  • You must have the lyrics of your song memorized. Please do not use printed lyrics or read lyrics from a device, like a phone or iPad.
  • If you’d like, you can also include one of the following supplemental performances:
    • 60 – 90 second monologue OR
    • 60 – 90 second performance of dance in any style you are comfortable with. A TikTok is fine!

** Please keep the total time of your video to 4 minutes or under. This 4 mins should include your personal intro (1 min), your musical theater audition song (30 – 90 secs), and your supplement performance (30 – 90 secs), if any. 

THANK YOU, AND BREAK A LEG!

Faculty

Will Pellegrini (Boot Camp Director)

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Will Pellegrini received his BA in Theater from UCLA and his MFA in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Will has had an extensive television career; he’s worked in a variety of roles and on numerous TV shows, including Fox’s musical hit, Glee. Outside of television, Will is an independent filmmaker who’s directed several music videos and short films. His numerous LA theater credits include work at The Actors’ Gang, Theater of NOTE, and East LA College Theater Arts Department – where he’s an adjunct professor. He is also an award-winning scenic designer and puppeteer!

Adam McDonald (Music)

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A recent Los Angeles transplant, Adam spent almost a decade on the road with Wicked and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In LA, he helms a classical/pop fusion piano trio, teaches all facets of music from kindergarten thru Broadway at his personal studio, and plays for the Broadway tours that come through the Pantages and Dolby Theaters.

Pasadena Playhouse’s Youth & Family Programming would not be possible without the generous support of The Fitzberg Foundation, the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, and Apriem Advisors. This project is also funded in part by a grant from Pasadena Community Foundation, with additional support provided by Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.