2020 Summer Season Announced December 1st

What can I expect from a Spark summer?

Our incredible faculty provide hands on training to students throughout each week in a variety of tailored classes structured to strengthen student's technique for maximum success on stage. Students will get to customize their daily schedule by perusing our course catalog and signing up for the classes that excite them.

Rehearsals are held 5 days a week (Fridays and Sundays off). In these rehearsals your student works alongside professional Broadway actors that have come from across the country to work with your student, and are integrated into each cast as lead, supporting, and ensemble members. Each student can expect hands on training in both classes and rehearsals, as well as one-on-one attention during the course of the production process.

Why The Spark?

Aside from our incredible team of teachers, designers, directors, and staff; 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 lights. The Spark is where creatively inclined students come to find a home; and the stepping stone to their next great adventure.

A Typical Summer Day

12:00 - 1:10 | Jazz Dance*
1:10-1:20 | Break
1:20 - 2:30 | Acting the Song*
2:30 - 3:00 | Lunch
3:00 - 7:00 | Rehearsal
7:00-7:30 | Review & Wrap-up

* Enhancement classes are only included with our Enhancement Class + Rehearsal registration package.

Enhancement Class Vs. Rehearsal Only Registration

The pros and cons of each registration option

Benefits of Rehearsal Only Registration:
  • Less time commitment: Allows for part time jobs for students who are balancing work and play during the summer.
  • Drop into select classes as desired*
  • Less expensive (tuition: $890)
Benefits of Enhancement Class Registration:
  • Access to rigorously selected and tailored classes
  • More time with our professional guest artists
  • Priority sign-up for classes and workshops
  • Apply skills learned in class in rehearsals
  • Package price provides a discount on classes and workshops (tuition: $1,280)

Taught by our summer teaching artists and professional actors, enhancement classes are designed to refine and build skills for musical theater actors.

What is an enhancement class?

​Enhancement classes are classes specifically tailored to help students succeed on stage. Classes and curriculum are customized for each respective show, to build on techniques and ideas that will be used in rehearsals and performances.

*Certain enhancement classes are open to the community at a drop-in rate of $15. Visit our classes page for more info.

Student Expectations

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! ​

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