Auditions slated for 2013 Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop
BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University’s Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop will present “In the Heights” – a Tony Award-winning musical about life in the tight-knit community of Washington Heights. The production will be sponsored by the Music Department, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, and Continuing Education and Outreach. Auditions will be held Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3.
This three-week intensive musical theater workshop runs from July 21 through Aug. 11 for students 12 to 18 years of age. There will be two sessions to choose from including a morning session from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and an evening session from 6 - 10 p.m. Each session will feature its own production, culminating in two performances.
The workshop will focus on individual and group voice training, acting and improvisation, movement and dance, stagecraft experience, makeup and costumes. Optional add-on classes and private voice lessons are also available for an additional charge.
Currently staffed with the talents of musical director Brenda Dawe, conductor Todd Robinson, program director Elaine Laramee and director James Everett Lortz, the Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop has been attracting some of the best theater students in the area since 1998. A fully staged production of “In the Heights” will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 in the Watters Theater at Binghamton University.
The cost of the program is $425. A deposit of $100 is required for the registration and audition. The deadline for registration is Sunday, June 2. For more information or to register, visit http://summer.binghamton.edu/symtw/ or call (607) 777-6857.