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Teen Week 2024!

June 24-28, 2024
New York City!

What is Teen Week?
Teen Week is a weeklong musical theatre intensive for Christian teens who want to take their artistic training and their spiritual growth seriously. We invite the best Christian teaching artists from the Broadway and NYC arts community to work with our students, and give them spiritual direction and guidance from the senior ministers of our sponsoring church, Times of Refreshing Christian Centre, NY. Our students attend a Broadway show and get to meet and talk to Broadway professionals. The week culminates in a live student performance for a friendly audience of family and guests, held in Times Square, NYC. It is a life-changing experience for each one of our students, equipping them with new tools spiritually, vocationally, and personally for their calling and destiny. 

Teen Week 2024 Timetable:

Early Admission Applications due:  March 22, 2024

Early Admission Notification by: April 5, 2024

Rolling Admissions: March 23-June 7, 2024

Scholarship Applications due: May 10, 2024

*Note: students who apply to Teen Week after May 10 may have a decreased chance at obtaining a scholarship, as it is partly dependent on availability of funds. 


Once a student is admitted to Teen Week, they will be given a choice out of three musical theatre solos from which to choose. Then they will be sent a link to purchase their music, and a rehearsal recording will be made and sent to them. Students are expected to have the words and music of their solo memorized by Day 1 of Teen Week. 

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Check out our Video recap of Teen Week 2023!

Video created by Row Brands

Applications for Teen Week 2024 are now open!!

Early Admission is open through March 22
Rolling Admission is open through June 7

Get far more individual attention than other weeklong intensives, attend a Broadway show, as well as a live performance opportunity!
Tuition: $1250

Room and board are not included. REGA requires each student to have a guardian over the age of 18 within commuting distance of Times Square for the duration of the intensive. Parents and guardians may not attend classes, but are invited to attend the Broadway show, sessions with invited Broadway guests, and the live showcase. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please email us at info@regaarts.com.

Some scholarship money is available!

Students participating in the REGA Teen Musical Theatre Intensive receive:

  • one-on-one vocal coaching with an experienced Broadway voice teacher 

  • one-on-one acting coaching with an professional acting teacher 

  • Body lab session with REGA movement expert, Amanda Brewster

  • Talks with special guests from the Broadway community 

  • Spiritual coaching and guidance in how to invite the Holy Spirit into the process of shaping one’s artistic journey 

  • Ticket to a Broadway show

  • An opportunity to perform their song at a venue in Times Square

Daily Schedule

Monday - Thursday 

10:00AM - 6:00PM

  • includes coaching sessions, workshops, classes, special guests, and a Wednesday matinee to a Broadway show

  • lunch times take place on campus - students can leave campus to buy lunch with parents' permission, or parents can bring food for students

Friday

12:00PM-9:00PM

  • 12:00-5:00PM - rehearsal, tech for showcase

  • 5:00-6:00PM - dinner break for students (pizza will be provided)

  • 6:00-7:00 - students prep for showcase

  • 7:00-8:00PM - NYC Showcase featuring Teen Week Students 

  • 8:00-9:00PM - photos, wrap-up, good-byes!

Most events take place at Times of Refreshing Christian Centre, NY, unless otherwise noted

209 West 40th street, between 7th and 8th Ave

New York, NY 10018

A more detailed daily schedule will be emailed to parents and students in advance of the first day!

FAQ's

Q: I'm from out of town. Will there be housing provided for me and my child?

A: Housing is not provided. Students from out of town are welcome, but their parents are responsible for providing housing for the week. We can provide you with hotel recommendations.

Q: Are parents allowed to sit in on the classes?

A: Parents are not permitted to sit in on the coaching sessions, but they are invited to the special workshops and ministry talk with the pastors of TORCC-NY. Parents and other family members are also welcome to attend the Broadway matinee provided they pay for their ticket by the deadline (exact deadline date TBD).

Q: Are all of the teachers Christian?

A: Yes, all of our teaching artists are Christian, and they have also been trained in top arts institutions so our students get the highest level training, competitive with any secular program.

Q: What is a typical day like during Teen Week?

A: Each day will have group coaching sessions in which each student gets individual attention from the teaching artist. There will also be special workshops including a ballet class, a movement class, and a masterclass from a Broadway artist throughout the week as well. 

Q: What Broadway show will the students be seeing?

A: We don't yet know, as there are many new shows opening this season. But we will choose a show that will be appropriate for the students as well as inspiring. 

Testimonials:

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Past Teen Week 2023 Special Guests and Teaching Artists

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Amanda Jane Cooper

Guest Artist

Amanda Jane Cooper is delighted to be here! Broadway: Wicked (15th Anniversary & Commercial Glinda); Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls. 1st & 2nd Nat’l Tour: Glinda

in Wicked. Off-Broadway: The Streets of New York at The Irish Repertory Theatre; Letter From Algeria at Abingdon Theatre Co. & more. Screen: “Glee”, Disney’s “Jessie”, “CSI”, “Bones”, ABC’s “Selfie”, “SVU”, HBO’s “Hello Ladies” & more. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. @amandajanecoop

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Walter Russell III

Guest Artist

Walter Russell III is one of the youngest Grammy winners in history for his work on the first opera by a black composer at The MET, Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Walter originated the role of young Michael in MJ on Broadway, where he is currently playing the role of Young Marlon. Before that, he played Young Simba in Disney's The Lion King on tour and on Broadway. TV: "The Good Fight" (Paramount Plus), "Gossip Girl" (HBO Max) and "Let The Right One In" (Showtime).

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Laura Pietropinto

Guest Speaker

Laura is a seasoned theatre director/producer, acting teacher, and talent manager. Directing credits include: The Greatest Showman (reading), Next to Normal (Seoul, Tokyo), Cutting-Edge Composers, and several workshops. As Associate Director: Wonder (reading), Make Believe, Next to Normal (Broadway), Superhero (reading), Bandstand (lab), A Very Common Procedure, Satellites, Get What You Need, Kid Simple, Avenue Q, and Landscape of the Body.

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Virginia Hart Pike

Vocal Coach

Virginia Hart Pike is a NYC-based artist and educator. She was the Lecturer in Musical at the King's College for eleven years. Her private voice students have landed many roles on Broadway and regionally. She's worked in many shows on Broadway, in Regional and college theater as a musical director and keyboard player. She is a worship leader at TORCC-NY (torcc.org), and the Artistic Director of REGA Arts. www.virginia-hart-pike.com.

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Sonia Jones

Ballet Instructor

Sonia Jones is proud to be at REGA Teen Week! Performed with Covenant Ballet Theatre, Long Island Ballet Theatre, Saya Spring Dance Theater. Faculty for American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop, Covenant Ballet Academy, Harlem School of the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Former Manager, ABT National Training Curriculum and ABT Examiner. @sojoperformingarts

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Amanda Brewster

Body Lab Instructor

A graduate of The Swedish Institute and St Olaf College, and a freelance dancer-turned-choreographer, Amanda has more than a decade of hands-on experience in massage and bodywork. Using her signature technique, "Finding Neutral", her BodyLab workshops address the specific physical demands of any audience. She helps dancers, actors, singers, musicians, artists, public speakers and office workers attain a deeper understanding of the "home" they live in. www.themovementhabit.com

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