- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Other
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Acting
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Summer acting programs for kids in New York. Usdan Theater students work on a full musical theater production and/or focus on specific skills including acting, singing, and comedy. No matter the Major, all Theater students receive instruction from experienced theater educators and professional actors and directors.
Experienced students currently in 8th to 12th grade are invited to audition for the Usdan Troupe, which presents one fully staged musical production every year. Former company members describe it as "summer stock theater for teens." In order to ensure that this Major best serves the entire group, students are asked to submit an audition video shortly after enrollment.
Recent full productions in Musical Theater and the Usdan Troupe include: Frozen, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dracula, Fiddler on the Roof, and Singin’ in the Rain.
OPEN AIR THEATER CAMP
The Theater Department includes two theaters and eight rehearsal studios that are open-air with one to three sides exposed to the surrounding woodland campus, allowing for plenty of ventilation.
In addition to their three-period Major, Theater students enjoy a rotating one-period Recreational Activity every day with their group.