Homeschool Summer Musical Theatre Class

Oakland Homeschool Music, Inc. will be holding Musical Theater classes this summer, culminating in a production of “Hello Dolly.”  This summer theater experience is open to all home educated students in grades 6 – 12 in the Metro Detroit area.

What: an 8 week, 3 times/week class (until tech weeks) to teach students musical theatre, including acting, singing, character exploration, choreography, costuming, stage presence, pit orchestra, technical aspects, etc. This year’s show will be Hello Dolly!, a witty and very entertaining story about Dolly Levi, a widow who helps arrange things for the citizens of Yonkers, NY.

Dates: Rehearsals – Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays – 9 am – 1:30 pm June 20th – July 28th at the OHMI Waterford location.

Tech week/Dress rehearsals (at WK PAC) – August 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 – 11th

Performances: August 12th & 13th at 7 pm at WK Performing Arts Center

Who: Students in 6 – 12th grade, including seniors who graduated in the spring of 2011 Maximum number of students: 45, not including orchestra members & crew.

Orchestra members: must audition if not in OHMI Symphony, or be approved by Mr. Beard.

Crew: students will work on props, set, lighting, etc.

Registration: students need to be registered by May 24th

Tuition: $200 for cast members, $100 for orchestra members.
Due to the costs of the production, we cannot offer a sibling discount. The cost includes tuition, costumes, and a voucher for two tickets per family to one of the performances. Fees are non-refundable unless someone from the waiting list takes your place in the show.
Parents can make arrangements for multiple payments if you wish.

What the tuition pays for:

Putting on a quality musical theatre production costs money. Funds are needed for paying for royalties & performance rights, renting librettos (choral books and scripts), buying/renting the orchestration, purchasing/making costumes, buying materials to build the set, props, advertising, tickets, rehearsal space rental, and provide some renumeration for the staff. The biggest cost is to pay for the venue.

OHMI feels very strongly that it is important to use the PAC for the students to have an authentic theatrical experience. By using the Performing Arts Center, we can provide the lighting, sound, stage, set and technical aspects needed for a quality production. The stage will have sound amplification, and we will have use of wireless microphones so young voices do not have to strain to be heard. Also, the orchestra will get experience playing in the pit, just like a professional production. All of these things are important to have a successful, educational experience.

But we’re going on vacation! – If we know schedule conflicts ahead of time, we can work around it in the rehearsal schedule.

To Register: Visit the OHMI website, download the form, and return via snail mail.

Online registration is available now through May 24th.

Questions? Email  info@ohmimusic. com