Summer 2020

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

What can I expect from a Spark summer?

Top-Notch Training

Our incredible faculty provide hands on training to students every day in a variety of tailored classes structured to strengthen student's technique for maximum success on stage. Our faculty is a mixture of working artists, academics, and established teachers giving your student well rounded approaches to techniques and material. Learn more about our teachers.

Customized Classes

Students customize their daily schedule by perusing our course catalog and signing up for the classes that excite them. This way each student's schedule is personalized to their own needs and passions. Students can expect hands on training in both classes and rehearsals, as well as classes tailored to improve skills essential to each show.

Broadway Connections

Students get to work side by side with Broadway and professional actors from across the country in classes and rehearsals. Broadway actors are cast in each show just like your student, giving each student the chance to share the stage and learn from some of the finest performers in the nation!

Personal Attention

At The Spark we believe that one-on-one attention is the biggest catalyst for student's growth. That's why we limit our cast size to no more than 25 students. Say goodbye to being hidden in a crowd of 50 from a camp that just wants your money. We promise that each student will receive personal attention throughout the production process, and plenty of visible/featured stage time.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: 2020 Summer Intensive

Rehearsals: June 1st - June 25th

Performances: June 26th - July 4th (6 total)

Auditions: Saturday, May 23

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Late Registration Full Day Tuition: $1350

Late Registration Half Day Tuition: $950

(Tuition includes costume fee)

Ages: 14-18

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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High School Musical Jr

Rehearsals: June 29th - July 9th

Performances: July 9th - July 11th (4 total)

Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Auditions: Saturday, June 20

Early Bird Offer Ends February 15th

Early Bird Tuition: $650 (includes costume fee)

Late Registration Tuition: $750

(Tuition includes costume fee)

Ages: 8-14

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Now updated to the convenient binder version! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

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Tuck Everlasting: 2020 Summer Intensive

Rehearsals: July 13th - August 6th

Performances: August 7th - August 16th (6 total)

Auditions: Saturday, June 20

Spots Filling Fast! 

Full Day Tuition: $1350

Half Day Tuition: $950

(Tuition includes costume fee)

Ages: 10-18

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

What They're Saying

"Spark is a truly fabulous chance for kids to perform at a high level, and gain valuable experience in stage and teamwork. Spark's unique approach--combining university students and adults with youth in a musical theater environment--provides for an experience of rapid growth in theater skills for kids, while creating meaningful relationships with cast members of varying ages. If musical theater is what your child loves, don't miss this rare opportunity!"

"I love The Spark because it gives my child so many options to develop as a performer. She has utilized the dance classes to learn technique and private lessons to prepare for auditions.  The Spark has become an important part of our family."

"His skills and abilities have grown tremendously, as has his sense of responsibility  and his self-worth. As a non-profit, I appreciate that The Spark welcomes all regardless of financial means, with opportunities for scholarships and work exchange. They are dedicated to the arts in Boulder, and I am so happy that our family is part of something special."

"As an eight grader my granddaughter, joined Spark in the fall and has found it a great challenge and support for growing her natural talents. Performance nights she leapt to a new height.  Half the front row was friends, cousins, aunts and uncles.  She was flawless and we were....proud and grateful!"

"We had an amazing experience at The Spark! My teenaged daughter did a show there and we were so impressed with the professional, yet supportive, training and opportunities she had. She was challenged in a part she loved, gained so much confidence, and grew so much as a performer! I would highly recommend The Spark!"

A Typical Summer Day

10:00 - 11:15 | Technique Workshop*
11:15-11:20 | Break
11:20 - 12:35 | Technique Workshop*
12:35 - 1:30 | Lunch
1:30 - 5:30 | Rehearsal
5:30-6:00 | Review & Wrap-up

Schedule does not apply to JR. Shows

* Technique workshop content is targeted at enchancing the performers knowledge and skills required for each production. Technique workshops are  included with our Full Day Registration option.

Full Day Vs. Half Day Registration

The pros and cons of each registration option
*No half day option for Jr. Shows*

Benefits of Full Day Registration:
  • Access to rigorously selected and tailored classes
  • More time with our professional guest artists
  • Apply skills learned in class in rehearsals
  • Package price provides a discount on classes and workshops (tuition: $1,350)
Benefits of Half Day Registration:
  • Less time commitment 1:30-6:00 M-F
  • Drop into select classes as desired*
  • Less expensive (tuition: $950)

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

What is a Technique Workshop?

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

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! ​