Summer Musical Theater Workshops - ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Summer Musical Theater Workshops

Registration Opens February 1st!

Summer 2023 – At a Glance

First Act! (June 26th – June 30th, 2023)
Ages 5-7 years
Second Act! (July 3rd – 14th, 2023)
Ages 8-11 years
Encore! (July 17th – 28th, 2023)
Ages 12-15 years
Spotlight Intensive (August 7th-11th, 2023)
Ages 13-16 years

No previous performance experience is necessary.

This fun-filled and enriching summer program nurtures each child’s self-esteem and fosters self-discipline, art appreciation, creative thinking, trust, and teamwork. We offer every child the thrill of participating in an actual show on the Academy of Music stage where some of history’s greatest performers have graced the stage over the past century. Workshop directors are accomplished educators and performers who are passionate about the craft and the learning process behind every theater experience. Come be a part of the show!


Please be aware of the following notices: 

  • All participants in Academy Youth Programs are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with two weeks of immunity after their second vaccine dose. Booster shots are highly encouraged for those eligible. If proof of vaccination is not possible, students must present a negative COVID test result at the time of entry into a class or activity. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact education director, Kyle Lawrence at or (413) 584-9032 x106.
  • Summer programs will happen in-person at the Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA, 01060.
  • All Academy staff have been fully vaccinated. All students must show proof of full vaccination in order to participate in our programs.


One-week programs (First Act and Spotlight Intensive) $245 total + $10 registration fee
Two-week programs (Second Act and Encore) $420 total + $10 registration fee

A deposit to hold space (50% of total tuition) plus the $10 registration fee is due at the time of online registration. Deposits must be paid online through our registration system. Full tuition is due by June 6th, 2023.

Refund Policy: All deposits are non-refundable. Deposits hold your child’s space and pay for administration and production costs incurred before the program. There are no tuition refunds after June 6th. A $30 late fee will be applied to your account if tuition is not paid by June 6th.

Contact education director, Kyle Lawrence, at if you have questions.

First Act! One-week program

Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages 5-7 years

Students brand new to group singing and dance will have fun learning basic performance and team-building skills. During the day, we will play physical theater games, sing songs, and learn a corresponding dance routine toward a short showcase at the end of the week.

Second Act! (Ages 8-11 years) &

Encore! (Ages 12-15 years)

Two-week programs
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Our Second Act and Encore programs focus on ensemble musical theater skills such as singing, dancing, and improv acting. We learn a new song and dance each day, play theater games, and build self-confidence and teamwork. At the end of the two weeks we present a final revue-style showcase on the historic Academy stage. No experience is necessary!

Spotlight Intensive One-week program

Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages 13-16 years

Spotlight is a very rewarding experience designed for the driven performer and encourages risk-taking on stage. Students can expect to be challenged as solo performers during this workshop and allowed to push their musical theater skills beyond our work during Encore! This workshop’s fast-paced and supportive feel mimics a real audition and callback process to help performers build confidence in one of the theater’s most stressful events: THE AUDITION.

Approximate Daily Schedule

*Please note that students will not be able to enter the theater before 8:45 a.m.*

8:45 am Students arrive at the theatre and settle in
9:00 am Morning activities include physical and vocal warm-ups to get our bodies and minds awake and ready for learning the day’s song and dance
10:15 am Snack and morning circle to discuss what the day has in store
10:30 am Begin singing and dance rehearsals for the day’s song
12:15 pm Lunch (brought from home, picnic-style in Pulaski Park when possible)
12:45 pm Improv theater games for releasing the goofy energy
1:30 pm “Run Show” (review the songs and dances for everything learned to that point in time)
2:00 pm Daily art time and second snack to decompress
2:30 pm Unstructured social time for students to chat, reflect, and transition
2:45 pm Doors open for pick up, parents pick up at front door of Academy by 3:00 pm