Summer 2017 Details:

Open to rising 7th - 12th graders

Session 1 - Musical Theatre Intensive: July 10 - July 21 - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

The Robber Bridegroom


Friday, July 21 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM


Session 2 - Acting Intensive: July 24 - August 4 - FULL

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940


Friday, August 4 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Cost: Acting Intensive: $700; Musical Theatre Intensive: $800;

Sign up for both for $1,400

Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

If needed, students may study lines during xAM or xPM times free of charge

Registration closes June 25 - Sign Up Now!

Two Weeks:

  • Week 1 will consist of master classes by prominent theatre professionals from DC and NYC, as well as acting, music, and choreography rehearsals. The week includes discussion of the technical elements of the show, as well as advertising and publicity.  The week ends with initial work with costumes and props, in addition to the staging of publicity photos and videos.
  • Week 2 continues the rehearsal process.  Mid-week, we transition to tech rehearsals, where students work onstage with lights, sound, and set pieces.  By the end of the week, we have a full show!  

Sample Schedule:

9:00 - 9:30

9:45 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:30

Group Warm-Up Activity

Vocal Master Class with Local Professional



Lunch and Review


Combine Choreography, Singing, Blocking

Review and Perform for Younger Campers

Registration Closes June 25!

Highwood's two-week acting and musical theatre intensive gives a small group of students, grades 7-12, the opportunity to mimic a professional theatre structure and prepare a full-length play or musical in a condensed, intense rehearsal process. Students will work with a professional Director, Musical Director and Choreographer (for the musical) to create, stage, and rehearse the piece.

Students in this program should expect to be challenged during these two weeks, but will grow tremendously as artists, critical thinkers, actors, and collaborators.  Session One is the Musical Theatre Intensive, in which students produce a musical performed July 21 - 23.  Session Two is the Acting Intensive, in which students produce a play performed August 4 - 6.  The shows will be announced soon. 

All students who sign up are guaranteed a role in the show.  We do hold a meeting for students in advance of the program to have auditions (simply for role placement) and to hand out scripts.  You can choose to attend Thursday, June 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM or Saturday, July 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Note: Both programs have caps for the number of students and generally fill.  We recommend registering early.

Theatre Intensives