Workshop Goals:

*Musical theatre script and song analysis

*Tools required to better find material for auditions and competitions
*Proper behavior and etiquette when performing in non-theatrical settings

*Knowledge to further their studies in musical theatre as a whole

This workshop is geared towards junior and senior high school students preparing for competitions and those seeking to further their education at the collegiate level.  Additionally, those attending the workshop will gain insight on auditioning for professional theatre.

At an additional price, a limited number of slots are available for those wishing to be coached in front of the group during the workshop.  They will be known as singing participants while those wanting to attend but not to sing will be known as observing participants.

All attending the workshop are required to have tickets/wrist bands during the workshop, regardless of participation. 

Since this workshop is for students and young actors, parents, teachers, or other non-participating observers in attendance will be asked to sit separately from the participants and not intervene during the workshops.  Only at the appropriate times will non-participant observers be allowed to ask questions or interact with their actors.

Workshop Overview:
This workshop relies heavily on the participant and the coach to interact at all times.  Throughout the workshop, singing participants will be asked to sing at different stages and will receive one-on-one coaching that includes feedback from their peers.  During the workshops, discussions led by the coach will depend on the input of all participants, so attendance is mandatory throughout the process.

Tentative Workshop Schedule (Can be tailored to meet your needs)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Ice Breakers/Introduction
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM - Initial songs performed by singing participants (Accompanist Needed)
11:00 AM 12:00 PM - Opening lecture and discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Working lunch with hands-on-activities for all participants to prepare for the afternoon session
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - 10 Coaching sessions – 15-20 minute sessions per singing participant with breaks intermittently dispersed Participants and observers may only exit the theatre between sessions, but cannot re-enter while coaching is in session. 
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Discussion of afternoon events
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner Break/Time for singing participants to prepare their songs/change/etc.

*Professional Headshots may be taken during this time depending on schedule and budget
7:00 PM – Performances of Audition and Competition Pieces for Invited Guests
Q & A Session with Audience/Parents and Participants            

Preparing for the Workshop:
Singing participants should have at least one song prepared to sing during the workshop, but multiple songs are preferable to allow options for coaching.  The song must be memorized.  Unprepared participants will forfeit their coaching time. 

Requirements for Workshop:
Water…lots and lots of water.  You will need to stay hydrated.  No sports drinks or soda.  Please check with the venue for allowable drinks and snacks if you have any further dietary (or caffeinated) needs during the workshop.
If you have to take medication during the hours of the workshop, use an in-haler, or have other medical needs, please bring them with you
If you plan on singing, up to three songs, one of which will be selected for coaching
3 copies of all songs you wish to use for the future, regardless of whether or not you will be singing during the workshop. 

Each page of sheet music should be copied on one page each, single sided. 
At least two copies of the sheet music must be clean with no staples or tape attached and no notations or pencil marks unless they are required for the accompanist.
Though not required, it is highly suggested that the sheet music be placed in sheet protectors within a three-ring-binder.

A notebook, pencils/pens, a high lighter, paper clips, and 3 manila folders
Wear comfortable clothes:

Do not wear your audition or competition clothes.  You will want to be comfortable.

​Please contact Julie Carver directly at for more information regarding availability and pricing for this workshop in your venue.

“Putting the Theatre Back in Musical Theatre”
A song analysis workshop for auditions and competitions

with Richard J. Wallace, Master Teacher

and Julie Bearden Carver, pianist (optional)