Region III Festival participants will have the opportunity audition for a $600 scholarship toward attendance at the Open Jar summer institute for college students.

Open Jar is a musical theatre actor-training program in New York and an extraordinary experience for the serious musical theater student. The summer institute for college students is five days of high-intensity workshops in acting, singing, dance and audition technique. Students work one-on-one with Broadway directors, casting directors, choreographers, actors and agents during the day. At night they go to Broadway shows, participate in talkbacks with the cast and take advantage of backstage opportunities.

Open Jar at the Festival

Representatives from Open Jar will be on hand to conduct auditions and lead musical theatre workshops throughout the festival week. Check the schedule at for details, which will be live about a week before the festival.

Region III Recipient Becomes Finalist for National Award

The scholarship recipient will be announced during the awards ceremony on Saturday night.

The Region III recipient will join other regional winners to become a finalist for a full-tuition scholarship, valued at $2,600, to be awarded at the national festival. The award will cover all classes, meals, and tickets to 4 Broadway shows, airfare and hotel.

Audition Preparation:

  • Come prepared to dance first and then sing.
  • Prepare a 16-bar cut of a song.
  • Bring sheet music clearly marked for an accompanist.
  • No CDs or recorded accompaniment allowed.
  • Bring a headshot/resume.

Workshops at Festival

Open Jar will offer workshops during the festival week. Check the festival schedule for days, times and location.

More About Open Jar

Open Jar Institute Scholarship Audition Form

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