Teen Musical Theatre Intensive:
Find how your acting technique, vocal technique, and physical movement all work together to communicate the character and message of your musical theater solo.
It all starts with one question: Why?
Why this song? What does it communicate to you? What can it communicate to others?
Vocal technique should serve the acting choices, and acting choices should serve the message each individual artist chooses to communicate - the “why” of the song. The exciting aspect of this journey is that the answer to that question is unique to the artist. This intensive week will take each young artist on a journey that begins with inviting the Holy Spirit to reveal His “why” for their song, and teaches each student to maximize their vocal and acting technique to the ends of communicating that answer. In so doing, the student will advance in their craft as a musical theatre performer overall, have refined a song to use for audition or performance purposes, have learned to embrace their own unique gifts and individuality as a valued person and artist, and have performed at a venue in Times Square, NY!
Teen Week Special Guests and Teaching Artists
REGA Arts is THRILLED to introduce our special guests and teaching artists who will be working with and talking to our Teen Week students!
Amanda Jane Cooper
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
Walter Russell III
Walter Russell III is a Harlem, NY native who originated the role of Young Michael Jackson on Broadway in MJ the Musical. Broadway, US/Canada Tour: The Lion King (Young Simba), Met Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Char'es Baby). TV: Gossip Girl, The Good Fight, That Damn Michael Che, Let the Right One In, Disney Family Singalong II. Walter is a 2023 Grammy Award winner for his work on the Original Cast Recordings of Fire Shut Up In My Bones and MJ the Musical.
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.
Virginia Hart Pike
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 and in Regional theater as a musical director and keyboard player. Virginia is a worship leader at Times of Refreshing Christian Center, NY (torcc.org), and the Artistic Director of REGA Arts. www.virginia-hart-pike.com.
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
Students participating in the REGA Teen Musical Theatre Intensive will 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
Applications are now open and being accepted through June 16!
Musical theatre students ages 13-18 are eligible. Students will be accepted based on their ability, commitment to growing as a performer, and their desire to integrate their faith into their craft.
fill out the application below
submit a video of yourself singing a musical theater song (choose a song you are comfortable with that shows what you can do!)
submit all materials by June 16
Students will be notified about their acceptance by June 17, and will promptly be assigned a song for the intensive week. In addition to the song assignment, students will receive a link to purchase the song, as well as a rehearsal recording.
Get far more individual attention than other weeklong intensives, attend a Broadway show, as well as a live performance opportunity!
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 email@example.com.