Musical Theater

What's different about Musical Theater at MIC?

Matt Boresi, Artistic Director

 

The Musical Theater Program at the Music Institute of Chicago teaches the fundamentals of stage performance through work with musical theater professionals, while fostering creativity and problem-solving skills. The productions have a Chicago theatre aesthetic - physical, ensemble-based shows presented in our well-equipped black-box theater. Everyone is encouraged to discover and improve their acting, dancing, singing, stagecraft and, in some cases, writing skills. In addition to the vocal work done with their musical theater ensemble, students are encouraged to study voice privately with MIC's outstanding voice faculty.


 

Fall 2021 Musical Theater Classes

Fall Musical Theater classes begin:

Saturday, September 11, 2021

 

SmashUp! Grades K-3* | 8 weeks | 60 minutes
Tuition:  $252.55
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am
Evanston Downtown – 1702 Sherman Ave
 
Music, acting, dance, art and storytelling are “smashed up” into an original musical! Perfect for students interested in the fundamentals of creating and performing, or for boys and girls with an interest in the arts who just want to have a good time. The session ends in a performance of a mini-musical created by the campers. Themes are chosen by students, with past themes having included: Lost in Space, Wizards and Cowpokes, Penguin Party, and Atlantis Olympics.

*Third graders may be admitted into Broadway Bound with director permission. Please e-mail Matt Boresi.
 
Session 1:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Performance following final class, October 30, 11 am
 
Session 2:
November 6, 13, 20
December 3, 11, 18
January 8, 15
Performance following final class, January 15, 11 am


Broadway Bound presents: Shrek the Musical JR** 

Grades 4-8* | 180 minutes    
Tuition: $618.00           
Saturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Evanston Downtown – 1702 Sherman Ave

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE:
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13
Tech Week:  Monday, November 15– Thursday, November 18, 5-8 pm

 

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, November 19 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 20 at 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm

*Third graders may be admitted into Broadway Bound with director permission. Please e-mail Matt Boresi.
**Pending licensing approval from Music Theatre International