Musical Theater Performance Workshop

Aspiring young performers, ages 13-22, are selected by audition for this four-week intensive training and performance program. Under the direction of Education Director Brian McDonald and a professional faculty, participants study vocal technique, dance and acting, and apply what they have learned in rehearsal for a musical which is mounted on the ETC stage with full production values and a live band.

 

Please check back in December for updates on our upcoming 2021 Summer Schedule.

Once a show for the 2021 summer season has been determined we will update this information. 

Once our 2021 summer production has been determined we will update this information.

Once a show for the 2021 summer season has been determined we will update this information. 

The workshop culminates in a fully produced musical for the general public. 

Tuition: $950 

Covers all material, and includes a show DVD and YAC T-Shirt.
Merit and need-based scholarships are available. 

Due to the current social distancing regulations, we are canceling all in-person auditions for this program until further notice and ask everyone to submit a video audition. Simply click on the “REQUEST AN AUDITION” link below and follow the instructions for video submissions. 

Although we encourage all students to audition, it is important to note that this is an advanced theater arts training and performance program. Acceptance is limited and based on the quality of your audition, as well as the level of experience and potential.

 

REQUEST AN AUDITION

 

Once you have requested an audition, you will receive access to the audition material including character breakdowns, vocal ranges, sheet music, and performance tracks. 

Performance Information

Once our 2021 summer production has been determined we will post a character breakdown here.

BRIAN MCDONALD (Director) is an award-winning actor, director and educator. He appeared in the National Tours of Miss Saigon and Forever Plaid. Regionally, he appeared on the stages of the Denver Center, Theatre Virginia, The Lyric Stage, La Miranda performing Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Company, Rubicon Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center and the Ahmanson. As an actor, Brian was honored with many awards, including the Ventura Mayors’ Award for Emerging Artist, LA Weekly’s Best Supporting Actor Award and an Independent Awardfor his most recent performance in the one-man-show, Buyer and Cellar. Brian also directed for various regional theaters including 7 Angels Theatre Company, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Rubicon Theatre Company. For Rubicon, Brian directed the critically acclaimed world premiere of A Charles Dickens’ A Christmas CarolA Tuna ChristmasThe Sunset LimitedBus Stop (5 Ovation nominations including Best Play), MASTER HAROLD… and the boys (nominated for 3 Ovation awards Including Best Play) and the World Premiere musical, Hello! My Baby, written and conceived by Tony-nominated, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner, Cheri Steinkellner. He also conceived and directed the critically acclaimed holiday musical review, A Rubicon Family Christmas. Brian’s work as a director has earned him an Independent Award and StageScene LA Award for Best Director.

Once our 2021 summer production has been determined we will post a synopsis here.

Once our 2021 summer production has been determined we will post a musical numbers here.

Once our 2021 summer production has been determined we will post performance information here.

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