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Master Academy

Designed for the dedicated performer, the Master Academy is our training course.  With weekly classes in Acting, Dance and Singing, these performers will excel in our other programs, and in the theater community!  This is an audition only class and is a yearly commitment. 

 

2022-23 Season Auditions Have Concluded

Auditions for the 2023-24 season will be held in June of 2023

Master Academy Accepts students grades 3-12

Not all who audition will be accepted - space is limited

Current Academy members do not need to re-audition

Auditioners will be considered for all levels they are eligible for.  Following auditions, decisions will be sent via email.  At that time you can confirm or reject your placement.  

Potential Master Academy Members must register in our system prior to auditions.  No payment or commitment is needed to register. 




Dance Audition Information:
A Dance Combination will be taught the night of the auditions - nothing needs to be prepared ahead of time

Vocal/Acting Audition Information:
Song - 16-32 bars from a Broadway show.  
Monologue - 1 minute or less monologue of your choosing.  You do not need to provide us with the monologue, but you should know where it came from

All auditioners will receive detailed information on auditions via email
We have limited open spots available in our Master Academy program.  Because of this, not everyone who auditions will be accepted into in Master Academy

$100 Materials Fee due at contract signing - each student will receive a Tshirt, Crewneck Sweatshirt, Master Academy Binder, and Master Academy Bag
$25 Amazon gift card also due at contract signing to be used in a travel fundraiser

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Level 1

$150 Per Month

Grades 3-7

Mondays

5:00-6:00 - Dance - technique

6:00-7:00 - Group Vocal

Wednesdays

5:00-6:00 - Dance - Musical Theatre Jazz

6:00-7:00 - Acting - Monologues/Scenes

In this novice level, students will learn the basics of each dicipline

Acting - Speaking in front of others, gaining confidence, monologues, duo scenes, small group scenes

Vocal - Proper singing techniques, ensemble singing, solo singing, breath support, confidence

Dance - Coordination, Timing, Rhythm, Conditioning, Introductory Vocabulary

Level 1 will also present a live performance in December 

Level 1 academy members also have the option to audition to dance in our Emerging Choreographers Showcase

​Master Academy Level 1 will be taking a trip to Disneyland Performing arts to further their  Musical Theatre learning.


 

Disneyland Performing Arts - 

January 25 (eve) - 29, 2023

This is a mandatory event, and will require an added cost of $1000 per participant/chaperone.  This will include lodging, tickets, transportation to and from Anaheim and some meals.  Individual  fundraising opportunities will be available to all academy members.  

Level 2

$150 Per Month

Grades 6-9

Mondays

5:00-6:00 - Group Vocal

6:00-7:00 - Dance - technique

Wendesdays

5:00-6:00 - Acting - Monologues/Scenes

6:00-7:00 - Dance - Musical Theatre Jazz

In this intermediate level, students will master the basics of each discipline

Acting - Monologues, Duo Scenes, small group scenes, beginning improv

Vocal - Proper singing techniques, ensemble singing, solo singing, breath support, confidence, 2 part harmonies

Dance - Coordination, Timing, Rhythm, Conditioning, Beginning Vocabulary, Strength, Flexibility

Level 2 will also present a streaming play sometime during the year, and will participate in our end of year showcase. 

Level 2 academy members also have the option to audition to dance in our Emerging Choreographers Showcase

​Master Academy Level 2 will be taking a trip to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA  

JTF Atlanta

January 12-16, 2023

 This is a mandatory event, and will require an added cost of  $1500 per participant/chaperone.  This will include flight, transportation, lodging at the festival hotel and all entrance fees and all meals for the days of the festival (not travel days).  Individual  fundraising opportunities will be available to all academy members. 

Level 3

$150 Per Month

Grades 7-12

Mondays

7:15-8:15 - Dance - Alternating Weeks

Musical Theatre Hip Hop

Ballet for Musical Theatre

8:15-9:15 - Group Vocal

Wednesdays

7:15-8:15 - Dance - Musical Theatre Jazz

8:15-9:15 - Acting

In this advanced intermediate level, students will be challenged to push themselves to the next level

Acting - Four areas of focus - Comedy, Drama, Shakespeare, Improv

Vocal - Proper singing techniques, ensemble singing, solo singing, breath support, confidence, 3 part harmony singing, dynamics

Dance - Coordination, Timing, Rhythm, Conditioning, Intermediate Vocabulary, Strength, Flexibility, Coordination, Exploration of dance styles 

Level 3 will also present a live performance in December 

Level 3 academy members also have the option to audition to dance in our Emerging Choreographers Showcase

Master Academy Level 3 will be taking a trip to Walt Disney World for their Disney Performing Arts classes

Disney World Performing Arts

January 18-22, 2023

 This is a mandatory event, and will require an added cost of  $1600 per participant.  This will include flight, transportation, lodging, classes, park tickets and some meals.  Individual  fundraising opportunities will be available to all academy members. 

Level 4

$200 Per Month*

Grades 8-12

Mondays

7:15-8:15 - Group Vocal

8:15-9:15 - Dance - Alternating Weeks

Musical Theatre Hip Hop

Ballet

Wednesdays 

6:15-7:15 - Vocal 

7:15-8:15 - Dance - Musical Theatre Jazz

8:15-9:15 - Acting

In this advanced level, students will master all areas of focus

Acting - Four areas of focus - Comedy, Drama, Shakespeare, Improv

Vocal - Proper singing techniques, ensemble singing, solo singing, breath support, confidence, 4-6 part harmony singing, dynamics, music theory, building your book

Dance - Coordination, Timing, Rhythm, Conditioning, Intermediate Vocabulary, Strength, Flexibility, Coordination, Exploration of dance styles, connecting to your audience through movement

Level 4 will be traveling to New York City for Broadway classes and shows

 

New York City

March 13-17, 2023

This is a mandatory event and will require an added cost of approx $1800 per participant.  This will include flight, transportation, lodging, tickets, classes and most meals.  Individual fundraising opportunities will be available for all academy members

Master Academy Level 4  will also be attending the Junior Theatre Festival in Sacramento.  No lodging will be provided for this event, but monthly tuition will cover the cost of registration. 

JTF Sacramento

February  2022

Tuition includes JTF fees

What Is Master Academy?

The Master Academy is our premier group at Musical Mayhem Productions, designed for the dedicated performer who is interested in Mastering their Craft. 

 

Students will be instructed in Dance, Acting, and Voice by our skilled instructors in a supportive and fun learning environment.  This class is for serious performers only.  Attendance for this course is highly valued, and those who miss a large number of classes may be removed from the program.

 

Our students have been recognized nationally for their excellence, taking home awards from the Junior Theatre Festival in both Atlanta and Sacramento.  Master Academy students have appeared in Music Circus productions, the California Musical Theatre Broadway Gala, iTheatrics Choreography DVDs (filmed in New York), iTheatrics Summer Academies workshoping new Jr Titles, and graduates are pursuing Theatre degrees across the country at some of the most respected institutions. 

Students also receive national exposure by attending the Junior Theatre Festivals - performing for leading Broadway Professionals and executives including Freddie Gershon (Co-Chairman - MTI),  Sir Cameron Mackintosh (Chairman - MTI), Drew Cohen (President - MTI), Tim McDonald (President - iTheatrics), Tom Schumacher (President - Disney Theatricals), Pasek and Paul (Composers - Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, Greatest Showman),  Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Composers - Frozen, CoCo), and many many more. 

Students have also had the opportunity to perform on a Broadway Stage during our last trip to New York City.

 

Master Academy students also receive Master Classes from industry Professionals.  Previous Guests include Laura Bell Bundy (Original Elle Woods in Legally Blonde/Original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray), Travis Patton (Frozen on Broadway), Jeremy Morse (Waitress - Broadway and National Tour), Ramone Owens (Beetlejuice, Motown - The Musical - Broadway) (Rodney Earl Jackson Jr (Motown, Book of Mormon - Broadway), Ixchel Cuellar (Mean Girls, Finding Neverland - Broadway), Madilyn Jazz Morrow (Matilda on Broadway) and Zell Steele Morrow (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Fun Home on Broadway)

  

Auditions will be held for this course.  Students will be placed in appropriate levels.  Not all who audition will be accepted into the Master Academy.  If accepted, commitment by both the student and parent is required in writing for participation.  A contract will be issued at time of placement and must be signed in person during a parent meeting with staff members.  

Students will need to provide and bring their own dance shoes (jazz and optional character shoes), leotards, and pants to class.  We do operate with a dress code, and those not adhering to it may be asked to sit out of class.

Each season of Master Academy runs July-May - an 11 month commitment.  

We take one week of for Thanksgiving break, and two weeks off for Winter Holidays - there are no other days off, however conflicts are allowed with 2 weeks notice

Academy Members Receive:

  • 50% off Broadway Junior, Broadway Bound and Broadway Stars Workshops (attendance permitting)

  • Master Academy Exclusive Merchandise 

  • Master Academy TShirt

  • Special Guest Instructors

  • Sports Medicine classes

  • Dedicated College Application/Assistance mentor for all Juniors and Seniors including pre-screen filming days

  • Discounted group tickets to local theater

  • For all levels, occasional Saturday meetings may be required to prepare for festivals/competitions/classes