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YSP Teen Musical Theatre Intensive Registration

July 09 - July 28, 2018

Event Description

Three Weeks
Session I: July 9 - July 28
Session II: July 30 - August 18
Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM

Our teen program, now in its 10th year, is designed for students seeking a pre-professional experience. Teens attend daily morning classes focusing on music, drama and dance, as well as afternoon rehearsals for a final production. Two sessions will be offered. All classes are taught by master teaching artists. Students will present three performances of a full-scale Broadway musical at the end of each session on The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage. The 2018 production will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Please note, this is an intensive program which works at a fast pace and expects students to be flexible, adaptable, responsible, focused and capable of handling a high sensory environment. 

$900 (non-refundable)

A $250 non-refundable deposit must be made at the time of registration. The non-refundable balance of $650 and all other requested registration materials are due no later than May 31.

Registration for all programs will open on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10 AM. 
Conservatory students receive early access at 10 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2018. 

YSP Session I schedule:

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Program begins 
Monday - Friday 
9 AM - 12 PM Classes in music, drama and dance
12 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch (Students are asked to bring bag lunches)
12:30 PM - 3 PM Rehearsals
*Please note that hours may be extended during tech week 7/23 - 7/27
Friday, July 27, 2018 - Performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 7 PM
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 2 PM and 7 PM

YSP Session II schedule:

Monday, July 30, 2018 - Program begins 
Monday - Friday 
9 AM - 12 PM Classes in music, drama and dance
12 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch (Students are asked to bring bag lunches)
12:30 PM - 3 PM Rehearsals
*Please note that hours may be extended during tech week 8/13 - 8/17
Friday, August 17, 2018 - Session II performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 7 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Session II performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 2 PM and 7 PM

Auditions will take place during the first day of each program. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has many featured male and female roles, as well as an ensemble cast of characters. All roles will be filled by participants of the Teen Youth Summer Program. Cast size will be 45. More information will be sent to registered students two weeks before the program in June (YSP I) and July (YSP II) after registration materials have been completed and submitted. 

About Disney's Beauty and the Beast:
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony® Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Meet our educators:

Jennifer Agbay (Choreographer - YSP I & II) is the director of dance for The Hanover Theatre Conservatory and celebrated founder of Ballet Arts Worcester, whose production of The Nutcracker graces the stage at The Hanover Theatre each November. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dance and Dance Education from New York University. While in New York City, Jennifer worked with several professional companies including The Washington Square Repertory Dance Company and the New York City based “Ballet for Young Audiences.” Agbay was the director of dance at the Performing Arts School of Worcester and directed the Worcester Youth Ballet Company-choreographed, all-school productions. While at PASOW, Agbay founded and directed Company X, created for professional dancers. The company made its debut January 29, 2005 at the PASOW theatre. She was selected by Pulse Magazine as one of Worcester’s 25 to watch in 2005.
Kallin Johnson (Music Director - YSP I) is the director of music at Notre Dame Academy, a member of the Clark University music faculty and principle pianist for the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. He is the recipient of many awards including the 1994 Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Vision 2000 Cultural Enrichment Award. Johnson holds a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Utah State University. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for The Hanover Theatre. Johnson was the founder/executive director of the Pakachoag Community Music School in Auburn, MA and a former director of music at the Performing Arts School of Worcester. He served as executive director of the New England Theatre Company for eight years, and is a past president of both ARTSWorcester and the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association.
Meghan Montaner (Director - YSP I & II) is the director of education at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. In addition to her role in helping to open The Hanover Theatre in 2008 and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory in 2017, Montaner is a trained dancer, singer and actress. For 13 years, she was the artistic director, producer and choreographer for the Grafton High School Theatre Department, where she made significant strides in production quality, student involvement and audience participation. She was the program director and intensives program coach for the Westborough Players Club Children’s Musical Theatre Workshop from 2003 to 2009 and previously taught classes for the Foothills Theatre Children’s Program. Her work with the Worcester Public Schools garnered a Community Partner Award in 2012 and the Goddard Scholars Community Partner Appreciation Award in 2014. Montaner's ground-breaking Adopt-A-School Program, started in 2013, gained national attention for its achievements in incorporating arts into the core curriculum. She was asked to present the program to the Education and Engagement Forum at the 2014 Broadway League Conference in NYC. Montaner holds a master’s degree in theatre education from Emerson College, where she was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship Award. She is also a 2017 Worcester Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award recipient.
Stephen Trombley (Music Director - YSP II) has been the director of fine arts for Grafton Public Schools and director of music at Grafton High School for over 20 years. He directs the band and jazz ensemble, and runs a flourishing guitar program. During his tenure in Grafton, he has been the music director for numerous musicals. He holds a BA in music from Westfield State University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Phoenix. In addition to his teaching and directing, he is a busy musician playing over a hundred dates a year throughout New England with various groups. He has worked as festival coordinator for the MMEA All-State Music Festival and frequently hosts Central District musical festival auditions. He enjoys the energy and enthusiasm of musical theater and looks forward to working with like-minded groups.