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Musical Theatre of Anthem offers pair of workshops

STAFF REPORT~ 6/6/2012

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces two summer workshops for performers ages 6 – 19:  the Summer Performing Arts Institute and the new Triple Threat Performer Intensive Workshop. Participants will learn from award-winning, experienced directors and choreographers, many of whom will also be directing shows for the upcoming season.  Both workshops will be grouped by age and experience, and will include a final performance at the end of the two weeks.
The triple threat workshop (dancing, acting, singing), which runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 9 - 20 will focus on performance technique to make participants stand out during auditions and callbacks. Production staff will include the favorites, plus some new faces to share their knowledge with participants.
Participants will be grouped by age ranges (6-9, 10-12, and 13-19). At the end of the two weeks there will be live performances featuring  the triple threat performers. Cost is $295.
The summer performing arts institute is set for July 23 – Aug. 3. Directors, vocal directors, choreographers, and casting directors from all over the Valley will be teaching vocal technique, acting, musical theatre dance, improv, theater etiquette, master classes with audition technique, casting tips, stage combat and more, as well as additional tap classes.
Participants will be grouped by age ranges (6- 9, 10- 12 and 13 – 19). At the end of the two-week program there be live performances featuring snippets of MTA’s fifth season.
The camp is $195 for ages 6 – 9 from 9 – 11 a.m. or $240 for an additional 30-minute tap class.
The camp is $275 for ages 10 –12 and 13 – 19 featuring instruction on dance, acting, singing, improv and theater etiquette or $375 for all of the above instruction along with music theory, tap class and master classes taught by guest directors, music directors and choreographers.
The basic class is from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The more in-depth class is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Both workshops will be held at MTA’s new theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem.  Online registration for both workshops is available at musicaltheatreofanthem.org. Payment is due upon registration, and a 10 percent sibling discount is available.