Summer 2022

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Summer at The Spark is a bit different!

It's different because we are!

"In a word, Spark is AMAZING. If musical theater is what your child loves, don't miss this rare opportunity!"

Next Level Training

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.

Conservatory Learning

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.

Mentorship Model

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.

Performance Intensives

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021

Emma! A Pop Musical

Monday, June 6, 2022
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
(3 weeks)
Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday - Friday
@
10:00AM - 4:00PM
(PM only M-W week one)
Performance Schedule:
1st Performance:
June 25, 2022
|
4
Performances
Sat & Sun @ 1:00PM
(2 weekend run)
Audition Deadline:
May 20, 2022
Callbacks will be scheduled on
May 22, 2022
Casting Breakdown
before registering.
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuition: $
375.00
wkly | $
1125.00

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!

Pair with Skills Intensive:
Dear Evan Hansen | Contemporary Vocal Intensive

Puffs

Monday, July 11, 2022
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Sunday, August 7, 2022
(3 weeks)
Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday - Friday
@
10:00AM - 4:00PM
(PM only M-W week one)
Performance Schedule:
1st Performance:
July 30, 2022
|
4
Performances
Sat & Sun @ 1:00PM
(2 weekend run)
Audition Deadline:
June 16, 2022
Callbacks will be scheduled on
June 18, 2022
Casting Breakdown
before registering.
REGISTRATION OPEN for students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
375.00
wkly | $
1125.00

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Pair with Skills Intensive:
Shrek | Character Acting Intensive

Skills Intensives

These 3-day specialized training workshops shape well-rounded artists by offering resume building and skills training opportunities.

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen | Contemporary Vocal Intensive

Monday, June 6, 2022
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Registration OPEN for students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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!

Chicago | Fosse Jazz Dance Intensive

Monday, June 27, 2022
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Registration OPEN for students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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!

Shrek | Character Acting Intensive

Monday, July 11, 2022
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Registration OPEN for students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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!

Wicked | Belting Broadway Vocal Intensive

Monday, August 1, 2022
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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Registration OPEN for students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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.

Summer Stock Company

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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Sunday, August 14, 2022
(6 weeks)
Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesday-Friday
@
5:30-9:30pm
(more info in the Stock Company Details below)
Performance Schedule:
1st Performance:
Friday, August 5, 2022
|
6
Performances
Thurs @ 1:00PM | Fri @ 7:00PM | Sat @ 1:00PM & 6:00PM | Sun 1:00PM
Application Deadline:
June 10, 2022
EXTENDED FOR LEGALLY BLONDE ONLY
Application submission is rolling. Apply early spaces are limited!
APPLICATION REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION.
Tuition: $
460.00
wkly | $
2750.00

Our Summer Stock Company is an application-based program for Intermediate/Advanced students who are looking to challenge themselves this summer. This summer you have the opportunity to perform in one or both of our Main Stage Musical Productions: Little Women & Legally Blonde and deepen development through exclusive intensives and events! Rehearsals for both Stock shows will be in the evening, designed for actors who are excited to work in an advanced learning capacity and convenient for actors who may also have day time jobs or day commitments. Summer Stock Students are welcome to register for the Performance & Skills Intensives this summer as well!

Tech Theater Crew

Monday, June 6, 2022
-
Sunday, August 14, 2022
(10 weeks)
Tech Training Schedule:
Monday - Thursday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Tech Build Schedule:
Friday
@
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Performance Schedule:
Varied dependent upon production assignment(s).
Application Deadline:
June 3, 2022
EXTENDED
Application submission is rolling. Apply early spaces are limited!
Prior tech experience is a plus, but passion to learn is required.
APPLICATION REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION.
Tuition: $
275.00
wkly | $
2750.00

Tech Theater Crew is an application-based comprehensive tech program for aspiring theater technicians. Tech Theater Crew will train in Tech Skills Intensives 4 days a week for 6 weeks learning skills in set construction, scenic painting, operating lighting and sound and so much more. (4) Fridays will be dedicated Build Days for set builds, light hangs & more. The Tech Crew will work together all summer as assigned members of Spark productions’ run crews. Tech Students are welcome to participate in Intensives for Performers this summer too! Advanced High School students may apply to be student Leaders in Training (LITs) in our tech program. If accepted, LITs will get to learn directly from our technical staff but also get the opportunity to assist the staff in leading workshops, applying more advanced skills and grow and hone their skills as a leader.

Tech Design Intensives

These 2-day specialized training workshops will delve into the world of design, offering resume building and skills training opportunities.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 6, 2021

Set Design Intensive

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Tuesday & Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 4:00 PM
OPEN to students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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 Intensive

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Intensive Schedule:
Tuesday & Wednesday
@
10:00AM - 4:00PM
OPEN to students of all skill levels!
Tuition: $
225.00

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!

Summer at The Spark

Summer Stock Company & Tech Theater Crew
  • Application based programs requiring an application and interview to be considered.
  • Students will be notified of acceptance or receive a tailored program recommendation with opportunities for continued growth.
  • Summer long programs, 10 weeks. Evening only rehearsals for Stock Company with 2 productions & exclusive skills intensives. Practical oriented tech curriculum with class time, open shop, build days, and crew assignment on 2 productions.
Intensives | Performance, Skills, & Design
  • Registration based programs guarantee students a space. Performance Intensives only require an audition for role casting.
  • Students participating in Summer Stock Company & Tech Theater Crew are welcome to register for any of these intensives.
  • There are opportunities for all levels of artists from 2 or 3-Day workshops to 3 week production processes. Plus our program schedule is designed to allow students multiple performance and training opportunities this summer!
Rehearsals & Productions
  • Rehearsals are called vs set daily hours. Schedules are released with casting.
  • Productions may be double cast or understudied.
  • Our casts feature students and professionals with a focused mentorship model.

Why The Spark?

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.

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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