"In a word, Spark is AMAZING. If musical theater is what your child loves, don't miss this rare opportunity!"
We are dedicated to comprehensive training in a professional and safe environment. Our teaching artists have diverse backgrounds in the arts; working artists, academics, and established teachers.
Spark students are already passionate about theater arts and they are excited to train. Our program structure allows them an intimate learning environment and flexibility in their busy schedules.
Students perform in small, multi-generational casts. Throughout the creative process they are paired with professional artist mentors because one-on-one attention is the biggest catalyst for student's growth.
A consolidated 3-week rehearsal process + professional mentorship combine allowing students the opportunity to see exponential growth on-stage. The result is a full scale staged production.
These 3-day specialized training workshops shape well-rounded artists by offering resume building and skills training opportunities.
Explore contemporary vocal styles through the music Dear Evan Hansen. This profoundly modern musical is about life and the way we live it. This skills intensive will focus on vocal technique as well as authentically connecting to your music choice to help you become a better contemporary performer!
Fosse Fosse Fosse! Come flex your jazz muscles and gain a stronger understanding of the techniques, styles and inspiration of this iconic choreographer through the music of Chicago! Bob Fosse was pivotal in the evolution of musical theater dance technique. You would be surprised at how many moves were originated by this legendary choreographer!
Join us as we explore as we take a deep dive into what it takes to create a great character on stage! Through the iconic characters in Shrek, actors will explore how to use your body and voice to create characters that combine iconic aspects as well as unique versions of the character!
Traditionally Broadway is known for it’s big voiced belters bringing larger than life characters to the stage. This summer explore how Wicked modernized this traditional technique. Come learn to steal the stage with your vocal performance through healthy vocal technique as well as integrating strong character choices into your song.
These 2-day specialized training workshops will delve into the world of design, offering resume building and skills training opportunities.
Dive into the world of design with this two-day workshop. Learn how professional set designers collaborate with the directors to create the world of the show on stage. Students will learn practical skills and concepts to create a set design of their own!
Costume design has been hailed as its own unique art form since the early days of theatre. A good costumer is able to fashion eye-catching pieces that both fit with the director’s vision and allow actors to feel comfortable and confident onstage! Students will gain skills in how to design beautiful and vibrant costumes in this creative, hands-on intensive!
Aside from our incredible team of teachers, designers, directors, and staff (and our guest Broadway actors of course); The Spark is a place where students can find the confidence to lead and take initiative in their own lives. We believe in empowering students and the community through performance. The skills students gain in our programming translates to heightened leadership abilities, stronger sense of self, and a passion for creating and pursuing value in their communities. We set students up for success beyond our stage. The Spark is where creatively inclined students come to find a home; and the stepping stone to their next great adventure.
The Spark follows select Actors Equity Procedures in order to expose students to the expectations and regulations adhered to in the industry. Students are also required to abide by Actors Equity Etiquette. Visit our student expectations page for more detailed information!