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2019 Pre-Teen Musical Theatre Intensive Registration

May 20 - May 31, 2019

Event Description

For students entering grades 4-8

Two Weeks: July 29 - August 10 
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
The Music Man JR will be presented on Saturday, August 10 at 2 PM and 6 PM

A great fit for students looking for focused, intense theatre training, the pre-teen program introduces students entering grades 4 through 8 to the joy of performing in a show. Students work with a director, choreographer and music director over the course of two weeks to present a junior production of a Broadway show. Broadway Junior musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, custom-tailored to the needs of young people. The music is written in keys that are appropriate for developing voices. Students will attend daily classes where material from the show will be used to teach them skills in areas of music, drama and dance. All classes are taught by master teaching artists. Two performances of a 60-minute Broadway Junior show will be presented on The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage on Saturday, August 10. The 2019 production will be The Music Man JR
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.

$750 (non-refundable)

A $250 non-refundable deposit must be made at the time of registration. The balance of $500 is due no later than May 31 and is also non-refundable.

Registration will open on Friday, February 22 at 10 AM. Conservatory students receive early access at 10 AM on Thursday, February 21. 
Purchase one ticket to the appropriate listing:
YSP Pre-Teen – BOY July 29, 2019 at 8:30am
YSP Pre-Teen – GIRL July 29, 2019 at 8:30am
At the time of registration, you may choose to pay just the deposit or the full tuition. Please fill in all requested information about your student online. Once you complete your order, you will have registered your student. Additional registration materials will be sent via email in March. You can also register by phone at 1.877.571.7469. 
Thursday, February 21 – Registration opens for conservatory students
Friday, February 22 – Registration opens for the public
Thursday, May 31 – Balances and registration materials are due
YSP Pre-Teen Schedule
Monday, July 29 – Program begins 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM – Classes in music, drama and dance
11:30 AM - 12 PM – Lunch (Students are asked to bring bag lunches)
12 PM - 2:30 PM – Rehearsals
Saturday, August 10, 2019 – Performances of The Music Man JR. at 2 PM and 6 PM

Auditions will take place during the first day of the program. The Music Man JR. has many featured male and female roles, as well as an ensemble cast of characters. All participants will be cast in the production. Cast size will be 45. Audition materials will be sent to registered students in June after registration materials have been completed and submitted. 

About The Music Man JR:
There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian in this adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway classic. The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Meet our educators:
Jennifer Ivascyn-Dowdle (Pre-Teen Director) is a Central Massachusetts native. Jennifer received her BA in Political Science from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). She was a member of Northwestern’s first musical theater program and trained alongside Heather Headley ("The Lion King," "Aida"), Jason Moore ("Avenue Q"), Greg Berlanti ("Dawson’s Creek," "Love Simon") and Jason Winer ("Modern Family"). Jennifer has worked as an Actors Equity performer in Chicago productions of "West Side Story," "Guys & Dolls" and "The Will Rogers Follies."  Favorite roles include Audrey ("Little Shop of Horrors") and Graciella ("West Side Story"). Jennifer spent three years performing as a Radio City Rockette in "The Great Radio City Spectacular" with Paige O’Hara and Maurice Hines (Las Vegas) and "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" (NYC).  For the past 20 years, Jennifer has taught history, English as a Second Language (ESL), acting and dance in Worcester County public schools. She possesses an M.Ed. from Worcester State University and Massachusetts Teaching Certifications in Communication and Performing Arts, Social Studies, and ESL. Jennifer has served as an adjudicator and clinician for the Central Massachusetts Show Choir Festival and has directed and choreographed productions at Grafton High School and Worcester Academy Middle School. She is thrilled to return as the director of the Pre-Teen Summer Program at The Hanover Theater. 
Jared Field (Pre-Teen Music Director) is a composer, conductor, music educator and clarinetist. He has written several musicals with his sister Jessie, including "Rachel" (2018 JDT Lab Selection, Outstanding Musical - 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival, 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play), and "La Maupin" (2018 MUT International Competition Jurypreis Winner, Audience Favorite - 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival). In addition to his musical theater work, Jared has written classical chamber and choral music, as well as music for plays and dance pieces. His works have been read and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Princeton Singers, Choral Chameleon and by hundreds of students and campers across the country. Jared received his BA in Music Composition from Brandeis University, where he earned Highest Honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his MA in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jared is currently the Director of Middle School Music at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, where he is a proud recipient of the O'Connell Award for excellence in teaching.
TBA (Pre-Teen Choreographer)