Wilmette, IL–Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) is now accepting enrollments for the 2017 Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Young people ages 8 to 13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a free public performance, where family and friends are invited to watch them perform a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part.
Five separate one-week workshops will be offered in 2017, each based on a popular musical. Each workshop is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) rehearsal studio, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. On Saturday, students present a free public performance.
This year’s workshops are:
ANNIE (age 8-13)
July 10-15, 2017
THE MUSIC MAN (age 8-13)
July 17-22, 2017
SPAMALOT (age 8-13)
July 24-29, 2017
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (age 8-13)
July 31-August 5, 2017
BYE BYE BIRDIE (age 8-13)
August 7-12, 2017
In addition, a teen production of CANDIDE will be offered for ages 13 to 18, June 12-29. Auditions are required for this program, in which youth rehearse the Broadway classic and present a free public performance with professional costumes, sound and lighting.
The workshop manager is Anya Plotkin, a member of the team that created the Summer Workshop in 2001. She works to create an environment where children develop confidence in a nurturing and fun atmosphere. The workshop director/choreographer is Caryn Ott Hillman. Musical director is Christopher Richard.
Workshop classes are held at the Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) rehearsal center, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The fee is $370 per student per workshop ($1260 for CANDIDE youth production).
Register online at www.MusicTheaterWorks.com/summer or call (847) 920-5360.