musical theater at ISB
Join us for our Ozsome week-long summer day camp July 12 thru 16th 2021 in which beginning and experienced musical theater enthusiasts will get to explore singing, acting, and dancing to the best songs from Broadway's Wicked!
Already have plans for the summer? Then join us for our How to Audition workshop as we prepare for auditions for ISB's production of Matilda Jr!
LET'S BECOME WICKEDLY TALENTED
Spend “One Short Day” in the Emerald City with Elphaba and Glinda as performers “Defy Gravity” in our Wonderfully Wicked Summer Camp. Using an original script and choreography, campers get a first-hand experience of being in a production and learn what it takes to become “triple threat.” Students will also practice ensemble work, vocal technique, learning musical theatre choreography, taking direction, and stage presence. The week ends with a performance where family and friends are invited to see their talented performers shine.
This Summer Camp is intended for students ages 9 to 14. No prior musical theater experience required.
The camp will be held at Inspire School of Ballet Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm.
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OTHER MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOPS
HOW TO AUDITION
6 week workshop begins July 17th 2021
Inspire School of Ballet will be hosting a 6-week audition workshop where performers will gain the confidence needed to have an excellent audition for ISB's production of Matilda Jr. During this workshop, students will get to work first hand with the director and choreographer of the production, Michael Kirsch. As part of the workshop, performers will learn the audition choreography combination, get feedback on audition pieces, learn how to slate, build a resume, and many other important audition techniques.
Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm at Inspire School of Ballet.
Registration fee for this workshop is $125 for all 6-weeks.
Registration is NOW OPEN! Click here to create an account and sign up.
Auditions will be held August 28th and 29th 2021
Performances will be December 17th and 18th 2021 at Coronado High School
Inspire School of Ballet is excited to announce it's first musical theater production: Matilda Jr.!
During this audition, students will learn the audition choreography combination, songs, and script to be cast for a role in the performance.
The auditions will be held on at Inspire School of Ballet. Specific time slots will be assigned per performer.
Registration coming soon!
Meet The Instructor
Michael Kirsch is a Southern California native with a huge passion for the performing arts. He began his theatrical career at age 3 and performed locally and professionally throughout Southern California. His most notable performing credit was the National Tour and Broadway Production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby.
He went to school in New York City where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, he was the President of both the Residence Hall Council and the Musical Theatre Association; where he created multiple performing opportunities for the students, including full length musicals and workshops. During his second year at Marymount, Michael was exposed to the world of directing and choreographing during the full school musical Sweet Charity, where he associate directed and choreographed for Broadway’s Jeff Shade.
His most notable off-Broadway directing credit was for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where he was the associate director for Mother, Wife, and the Complicated Life. He most recently directed Legally Blonde Jr., Seussical Jr., Shrek Jr. and All Shook Up. He is excited to be in San Diego and loves teaching and directing young performers and sharing his passion and knowledge of theatre with his students.
Most recently, Mr. Michael has helped launch the Musical Theater program at Inspire School of Ballet, featuring the Intro to Musical Theater and Musical Theater 6-week workshops where students learned to develop their skills as triple-threat performers.
Lear more about Mr. Michael and his previous work at Inspire by clicking on the video displayed here.