Spring Audition Intensive

a comprehensive and rigorous training program meant to prepare and train the musical theatre student throughout the month leading up to audition day

The program is designed to provide daily training and support for the student with access to classes throughout the week and a digital classroom for direct access to the intensive program director/director of West Side Story 5 days a week.

While we cannot guarantee that you will get the part, we will guarantee that this program will prepare you to have your best audition ever.

While this Audition Intensive is planned at the perfect time for West Side Story auditions, this program can be used to prepare for any upcoming musical audition.

Included in the intensive:
How to pick the perfect audition song

Perfecting the slate

What to wear to your audition

Accompaniment recording of your audition cut

4 Theatre Jazz Technique Classes

4 Mock Dance Calls

4 Singing Audition Masterclasses with live accompanist

Flipgrid digital classroom for Q&A 5 days a week with the director

  • Use this daily access to the director for Q&A:
    • Selecting audition cut
    • How to find sheet music
    • Feedback on marking your sheet music
    • Other burning questions about auditioning for Musical Theatre

1 Cold Reading Workshop with a sneak peek of sides for West Side Story auditions

Launch Day is March 26 with an exclusive kick off training session

Claire McNeill, Founder and Executive Director of Shine, intensive program director
Daniel DeJesus, West Side Story choreographer
Alvaro Carranza, Shine teaching artist and choreographer

Claire McNeill has produced over 100 youth theatre productions and watched thousands of students audition for these shows. Through the process of personally directing over 50 of those shows, teaching hundreds of voice lessons, and a lifetime of auditioning in the theatre, she has an enormous wealth of knowledge and excitement to share with students about the musical theatre audition process. While all classes will be taught in person, program participants have additional direct access to Claire via online classroom for audition prep support 5 days a week.

Theatre Jazz Technique Classes will be held Tuesdays at 7:00
Mock Dance Calls will be held Saturdays at 3:30
Singing Audition Masterclasses with live accompanist will be held Mondays at 5:00
No class will be held April 4-7, 16.