Join us this summer for a full day program of classes, rehearsals, and master classes with visiting Broadway artists. The program culminates in a final showcase of scenes, musical numbers, and choreographed dance routines. This 2-week summer intensive will give students the opportunity to grow and stretch their wings as musical theatre performers. The mornings will be dedicated to learning a wide range of theatrical skills, and the afternoons will be dedicated to the production portion of the show. Students will audition, rehearse, and use their creativity to create props, costumes, etc. On the final day, family and friends will be invited to see the show on stage at Playhouse on Park!
*Master Classes have included Clowning, Dance, Musical Theatre Audition Technique, and more
July 25th - August 5th
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: 224 Ecospace
Grades: 3 - 8
• Early Enrollment Discount: $675 if paid on or before May 1, 2022
Need-based scholarships available! Apply here.
Michael is thrilled to be a part of the Playhouse on Park team for the summer musical theater program! Michael has served as a theater musical director for a variety of theaters in the Greater Hartford area including The Opera House Players, Little Theater of Manchester, and Manchester High School. Music Director credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FAME, and THE WIZARD OF OZ at Manchester High School. SHREK, THE MUSICAL, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and THE LITTLE MERMAID with the Opera House Players. This fall he will be music directing IN THE HEIGHTS with the Little Theater or Manchester. Pit orchestra credits playing keyboard 2 in productions of MAMMA MIA (Little Theater of Manchester), WILLY WONKA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, SHREK, THE MUSICAL (CAST Children’s Theater, Manchester).
Michael studied Science Education and Music at the University of Connecticut, where he earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He presently works full time as a Chemistry Teacher at Manchester High School, and stays involved in the Performing Arts Department at the school where he designed a course in Musical Theater where students will explore character development, stage presence and vocal technique appropriate for theater performance. Outside of teaching and theater, Michael is an active group fitness instructor at Big Sky Fitness in Vernon, CT, as well as a Church Music Director in East Hartford, CT.