Cast members from The Rep’s SMTI program perform in Singin’ on a Star, July 2012.
Audition dates for Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s 2013 Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, March 3.
Candidates will be asked to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song (an accompanist will be provided). Those auditioning may also be asked to return for an additional movement and callback audition on Sunday, March 3.
Tuition for the program is $575. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to those who qualify. Applications will be available at the time of audition.
Appointments will be scheduled between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Callbacks will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance within three weeks of auditions.
Audition appointments will be scheduled starting January 15, 2013. To schedule an audition appointment, email email@example.com with your name, age/grade, email, phone number and mailing address, and please include your preferred audition day. Audition appointments will be scheduled by email only.
The Senior SMTI Session (Ages 15 – 23) will be held from July 7 – July 20 with final performances on July 20. The Junior SMTI Session (Ages 10 – 14) will be held from July 21 – August 3 with final performances on August 3.
The Summer Musical Theater Intensive, under the direction of Nicole Capri, Rep Resident Director and Director of Education, is an intensive, audition-based theatre training program designed exclusively for motivated young artists who are serious about the arts and musical theatre. For two weeks during the summer, aspiring Young Artists will have the opportunity to work with the SMTI staff that is comprised of professional directors, choreographers, musicians and designers.
Daily rehearsals are structured similarly to a professional summer stock experience and include instruction in musical theatre techniques, multi-media, costume and stage make-up, dance and vocal coaching. Each session involves intensive daily rehearsals culminating in a public workshop performance of a selected musical or musical revue on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre MainStage.
For more information about The Rep’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive program, visit www.therep.org/learn.