A 5-week opportunity to gain leading role experience in a fully staged, semi-professional production.
This program offered by Bay View Music Festival is designed to provide singers the opportunity to portray a lead character in one of the world's most beloved musicals, and an important work to have on the resume of a performer able to perform in opera or musical theatre. In addition to the stage experience, participants will be immersed in the study of vocal technique, role preparation, acting technique and the skills necessary to building a career in the arts (networking, resumes, taxes, grant writing, etc).
The Mainstage Musical Theatre program is a unique, intense opportunity to work with other young professionals as well as talented supporting actors from the region. Upon completion of auditions, roles will be cast when offers are made. The program begins with arrivals on June 9 and students depart on July 16 after the musical closes.
Students interested in the mainstage musical theatre program receive training in a special opportunity for those interested in gaining mainstage experience. Fees are all-inclusive, so additional expenses are minimal while at Bay View. Opportunities may include:
In order to accommodate the many experience levels and financial challenges of today's young artists, we offer three different opportunities that can either be combined for one great 8-week experience, or a la carte. Dates below incl. arrival and departure date.
Summer Opera, Art Song, and Recording Seminar (SOARS): Arrive Fri. June 9, Depart Sun. June 25
MUSICAL THEATRE (Pippin): Arrive Fri. June 9, Depart Sun. July 16
OPERA MAINSTAGE (Carmen): Arrive Sun. June 25, Depart Sun. August 6 AMERICAN SPIRITUALS INTENSIVE: Arrive Sun. August 6, Depart Mon. August 14