Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
May 31 - June 30, 2016
What do you want to be doing this summer?
Musical Theatre: The Fordham Summer Musical Theatre Intensive is a five-week program in which you can focus entirely on your passion. With class time divided to address the multiple disciplines of musical theatre, you will hone your skills in song, spoken dialog, and dance. Without the pressure of other academic requirements, you will be able to release into the exploration of the craft.
Where do you want to be?
New York. Do the work, then take in the sights and sounds of NYC, where you can see some of the most accomplished performers in the world. The Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway shows are your means to witness the spectrum of theatrical forms and performances. Watch how the techniques you learn in class are embodied on stage. Discuss with your peers and teachers your discoveries and then push beyond your own theatrical comfort zone.
Whom do you want to meet?
Professional contacts. Our teachers have years of professional experience. Knowing both the business and artistic faces of acting, they share ways to break down habits and create new entrances into character. Described as "outstanding" with an "amazing amount of knowledge to share," the instructors provide new tools for you to use on your professional journey. Past luminaries have included Mana Allen (Core Faculty Cap21), Kenneth Marks (Uncle Ben in Spiderman), Bartlett Sher (Lincoln Center Resident Director, and director of Metropolitan Opera's Two Boys); Chandra Lee Schwartz (presently Glinda in Wicked), Victoria Clark (presently Fairy Godmother in Cinderella), Michael Grief (director of Rent and Next to Normal), Paul McGill (Chorus Line), Heidi Blickenstaff (Little Mermaid), Michael McGoff (presently Production Stage Manager, La Cage aux Folles Tour), and JV Mercanti (Director/Casting Director).
Why this summer?
You are thinking ahead. Maybe you are considering shifting majors, applying to graduate school, or moving to New York after college to begin your career. The Fordham Summer Musical Theatre Intensive is a segue into an environment that may be unfamiliar to you. Ask questions of industry leaders and test the waters of a new geography. The workshop is a step towards making and sustaining a life-long career.