Education at MTH

2017 Workshops & Summer Camps

March Masterclass Series

MTH’s March Masterclass Series is designed to give Professional Actors (and aspiring professionals) unique insight and access into the business, beyond talent. Additionally, the series provides an opportunity to ask questions of high-level, working professionals and learn what producers and directors are looking for, in union and non-union performers.
Each Masterclass is $35 or you may purchase all four for $100.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today.

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Monday, March 6
5 – 8pm

The Art of Auditioning

with Chip Miller

Chip Miller is the Assistant Artistic Director at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre and has seen over 400 auditions this year alone. In this Masterclass, Chip will go over the DOs & DONTs of Auditioning, what a good Headshot & Resume looks like, the art of the video submission, as well as field the questions you’ve always wanted to ask before (and after) a big audition. This is not a performance workshop; however, you are encouraged to bring your headshot, resume, and audition book. Additionally, be prepared to take notes as this is an opportunity to soak up valuable information to help you in your professional career.

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Monday, March 13
6 – 8pm

The Art of Actors’ Equity

with Tim Scott

Tim Scott is a 20 year member of Actors’ Equity Association, has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and on nearly every professional stage in Kansas City. Additionally, Tim has produced and directed over 60 unique productions for The MTH Theater, making him uniquely qualified to offer insight on the Actors’ union from the perspective of both performer and producer. In this Masterclass, discover the benefits (and drawbacks) of joining Actors’ Equity, the power you have as a NON-union actor, find out when, how, and why you should look to join the union, and how to navigate your career as a Union actor. Bring your questions about Equity weeks, Insurance, Contracts, etc. This is not a performance workshop, be prepared to take notes as this is an opportunity to soak up valuable information to help you in your professional career.

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Monday, March 20
7 – 9pm

The Art of the Music Book

with Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is the resident Music Director for Starlight Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Coterie Theatre, Epic Entertainment, and All Souls Unitarian Church. He has over 35 years of experience as a Music Director and has worked all over the country, with Tony Award winning composers, Broadway stars, and more. In this Masterclass, learn how to build your music book, the key ingredients to a successful audition song, how to communicate with an audition accompanist, how to maximize the potential of your voice, as well as questions you should (and shouldn’t) ask of your Music Director. This is not a performance workshop; however, you are encouraged to bring your Music Book and be prepared to take notes as this is an opportunity to soak up valuable information to help you in your professional career.

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Monday, March 27
6 – 8pm

The Art of Negotiating & Communicating

with Jeff Church & Bill Christie

Jeff Church is the Producing Artistic Director for The Coterie Theatre, named one of the Top 5 Theaters for Young Adults by Time Magazine. Additionally, Jeff has directed at Theaters all over the country, including locally at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, and many others. Bill Christie is currently the Resident Stage Manager for The Coterie Theatre. He has Stage Managed nearly 200 professional productions for nearly every professional Theater in KC, including 25 years of service at The American Heartland Theatre. In this Masterclass, learn the art of negotiating a contract, how to effectively submit and communicate conflicts, how to build bridges with Producers and Directors, and how to avoid burning bridges. This is not a performance workshop, be prepared to take notes as this is an opportunity to soak up valuable information to help you in your professional career.

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2017 SUMMER CAMPS

Immerse yourself and flourish in one of our Musical Theater summer camps, led by some of Kansas City’s most sought-after professional actors who love musicals and performing as much as you do.

All skill levels welcome!

Our camps create a tight-knit community of young actors, supporting and raising each other up. The results are a fun week of singing, dancing, goofing around, and making memories that will last a lifetime!

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Incoming grades K – 3

Camp Seuss

June 12-16

“Oh the thinks you can think!” Each day will be filled with creative drama, music and dance in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by Dr. Seuss and the Broadway musical SUESSICAL! Campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades K – 3

Fairy Princess Camp

June 19 – 23

Each day will be filled with creative drama, music and dance in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by princesses found in Musical Theater! We’ll learn songs from musicals like Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, and more! Campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades 6th – 12th

Broadway Bound Auditioning Camp

June 19-23

It’s more than just singing well! In this camp you will learn how to perfect your 16-32 bar cut, what type of song you should be looking for as well as how to put together an audition book, formatting your resume, how to interact with the auditor and making certain you are confident and equipped with all the tools needed to BOOK THE JOB. The final camp day includes an exclusive audition with members of the MTH Artistic staff and other local professional theatre directors!

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Incoming Grades 6th – 12th

Musical Theater Movement

June 26-30

Our Most Popular Camp of 2016! In this camp you will learn the fundamentals of movement and dance within the context of musical theater. This camp focuses on choreography within musical numbers and will also help you fine-tune 32-64 bar combinations, similar to what you might see in a musical theater audition!

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Incoming grades 2nd – 5th

In The Jungle

June 26 – 30

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight!” Each day will be filled with creative drama, music, movement and drumming in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by Jungle musicals! We’ll learn songs from musicals The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, and more! Campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades 6th – 12

Camp Hamilton

July 10-14

“Rise up!” Each day is filled with creative movement and music inspired by the American musical phenomenon HAMILTON! Learn songs from the show as well as diverse musical theater movement styles as we Hip Hop our way through this funfilled camp. Campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades 2nd – 5th

Fairy Tale Camp

July 10-14

“Once upon a time…” Each day will be filled with creative drama and music in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by storybook musicals! We’ll learn songs from musicals like Peter Pan, Into the Woods, Cinderella and more! Campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades K – 3

Super Hero Camp

July 17-21

“Up, Up, and away!” Each day will be filled with creative drama and music in addition to a mix of theatre related crafts and games inspired by Heroes in musicals! From super heroes like Spider-Man to orphan heroes like Annie, campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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Incoming grades 2nd – 5th

Camp Hogwarts

July 17-21

“Alohamora” unlock a camp where each day is filled with creative drama and music in addition to a mix of theatre related arts and crafts inspired by magic in musicals and Harry Potter! Each camper will get sorted, make their own wand, and we’ll learn songs celebrating magic in musical theater. “We’ve got Magic to do” and campers will perform a short medley, open to family and friends, during the final camp day.

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