Actors on stage

2020 Musical Theater Competition and Masterclass, October 23-24, 2020

Now accepting applications!

Musical Theater Competition

Judges will include Soprano, Amanda Chmela, Broadway stage director, Thomas Caruso and Soprano, Mary McNulty. Thirty singers will be accepted.

When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 • 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Synchronous virtual event through Zoom platform
Participant Fee: $10
Application: Opens September 25, 2020, 6pm EDT

Amanda Chmela

Amanda Chmela

Soprano

Bio

Thomas Caruso

Thomas Caruso

Stage Director

Bio

Mary McNulty

Mary McNulty

Soprano

Bio

General Information and Participation Requirements

Music Theater Repertoire Information and Audition Terminology (per NATS Student Auditions Resource Center found at NATS.org)

Musical Theater Masterclass

A Virtual Zoom Acting Masterclass with Hannah Corneau (Broadway Wicked/Elphaba) will be offered to high school and college level competition participants on Friday October 23 from 7:00- 9:00pm. Eight Masterclass performers and two alternates will be chosen to sing live for Ms. Corneau and all competitors will be invited to watch the masterclass as part of their registration for the competition. Those interested in singing for the masterclass will need to forward a video of their performance of two contrasting musical theater pieces with piano accompaniment (competition repertoire is encouraged). See Competition application form for information on how to apply for participation. If chosen to sing in the masterclass, there will be an additional $20.00 fee charged.

When: Friday October 23, 2020 • 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Synchronous virtual event through Zoom platform
Participant Fee: $20 (collected after acceptance into class)

Hannah Corneau

Hannah Corneau

Guest Artist

Bio

Schedule

Friday, September 25th:  Application LIVE online and participation is open to the first 30 applicants.

Friday, October 9th: OFFICIAL APPLICATION DEADLINE*
This deadline could close earlier since our number of participants is limited.  We will post on our website as soon as we have received our total number of applicants.

Friday October 16th: Singers will be e-mailed with their exact competition time on Saturday October 24th.  Singers chosen to perform in the Friday October 23rd Masterclass will be informed on this date as well.

Friday, October 23rd: ACTING MASTERCLASS WITH HANNAH CORNEAU
Competition participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom call for the 7:00- 9:00pm masterclass.  Chosen singing participants will each receive 12 minutes of class time,  and should be prepared to perform both of their songs live during the Zoom meeting.

Saturday, October 24th: MUSICAL THEATER COMPETITION
Each competition participant will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting and approximately 7 minutes to perform two selections from musical theater.  Please plan to be in the Zoom Call waiting room at least 15 minutes prior to your competition time.  All participants will receive emailed written comments from the judges.

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