3 Weeks / Noncredit

Acting & Musical Theater Program

Orientation and move-in is on Saturday, July 1. Last day of classes is Friday, July 21, with a final performance at 7:00pm at Syracuse Stage, with a reception to follow.

This creative summer program was created for talented students who have been inspired by the energy and sophistication of theater and musical theater.

The program develops the abilities of experienced performers who are serious about the field and eager to work hard. Our goal is to help you grow creatively through full-time, college-level theater training under the direction of acclaimed professional performers and teachers.

The three-week program develops your performance skills and provides a behind-the-scenes view of theater that combines music, drama, and dance. Students complete the program with improved audition skills and with experience in college level work in the field.

Classes aim to improve command of your body, mind, and voice, so that combined they become the expressive instrument of an actor.

Students take a trip to see at least one professional production with program faculty.

*Students must be 15 years of age or older by the orientation and move-in date.

Program Costs:

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

  • Residential: $3,992
  • Commuter: $2,700

Audition Requirement

Auditions should include the following video submissions:

  • Two contrasting songs (each approximately one-minute in length)
  • One age appropriate monologue
  • One short dance segment
  • Each component of the audition should be approximately one minute in length
  • You should be the only person represented in the audition
  • Submission of high school or other group productions is not admissible
  • The audition is submitted online with your application via SlideRoom. Instructions are provided in the application.

What’s the Deal?

• Experienced performers study drama, music, and dance
• Grow creatively with full-time college-level training
• Learn from guest performers and field trips

Typical Day

9 a.m. to Noon Classes focus on musical theater, including acting, voice, improvisation, movement, dance, stage combat, and scene study.

1 to 4 p.m. Classes involve additional work in acting, movement, and voice, along with rehearsals for public performances.

Faculty Bio

Anthony Salatino – Associate Professor, Musical Theater

Professor Anthony Salatino is a well-known choreographer, director and teacher.  A graduate of The Julliard School Anthony was the artistic director of the Fort Worth Ballet (Texas) and the associate director of the Hartford Ballet (Connecticut).  For Syracuse Stage he chorepgraphed Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, Big River, Christmas Carol, American Song, Amadeus, Romeo and Juliet, and Godspell.  He created movement for M Butterfly and designed the fights for A Streetcar Named Desire, Bug, and Romeo and Juliet.

Click here to learn more about the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Click here to learn more about the Department of Drama.