This six-week summer intensive workshop is designed for any student, aged 8-18, who wishes to immerse themselves in the musical theatre experience through work on songs, foundational acting techniques, and choreography, as we mount northeast Ohio's first all-youth production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. Your children will work with a team of the best teaching artists in northeastern Ohio. In addition to their craft, our teachers focus on life skills, such as team building, respecting ourselves and others, self-esteem, responsibility, self-discipline, and helping students recognize their potential for success. This is an opportunity unlike any other in Stark County!
To ensure a high-quality experience for all students involved, we are only accepting the first 40 applicants. Please enroll today to secure your child's spot in this exciting program!
Cost to Participate:
$450 for Canton City School students
$500 for students from other districts
25% Family Discount (for two or more students)
Participation Requirements: Due to the nature of the rehearsal process, it is important that we only accept those students with previous musical theatre experience--this is a musical theatre intensive program, not a fundamentals of theatre workshop. Students must have participated a fundamental theatre class, theatrical productions, or drama workshops in order to participate. All students must be age 8 or older unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director based on musical theatre experience.
Dates: June 3-July 14, 2019
Monday- Thursday 9:00AM-3:00PM
(Before-Care will be available.)
Location: Umstattd Performing Arts Hall (inside McKinley High School)
Performances: July 12 at 7:00PM, July 13 at 7:00PM, July 14 at 2:00PM
Tickets: General Admission Tickets are $10.
How to Enroll: Download our REGISTRATION FORM (click link) and mail it and your payment to:
New Direction Performing Arts Academy
c/o Carrie Alexander Spina
1433 Melrose Circle
Bolivar, Ohio 44612
Please contact Carrie at or (330) 391-1604