- OPEN JAR INSTITUTE
Open Jar Institute is a musical theatre actor-training program in New York City 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, participants attend Broadway shows, participate in talkbacks with the cast and take advantage of backstage opportunities.
A representative from Open Jar Institute will be at Festival to serve as a respondent for the Musical Theatre Intensive and conduct additional auditions.
MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE (MTI)
Open Jar Institute will fund a cash award of $500 (or $1000 in scholarship funding) to one recipient in each of Region III’s Vocal and Dance categories. The Region III Vocalist will become a finalist for the $2000 cash award (or $4000 if used toward an OJI scholarship).
Please see the Musical Theatre Intensive page for participation details and a registration link.
OPEN JAR INSTITUTE AUDITIONS
For those who are attending Festival, but unable to participate in the Musical Theatre Intensive, Open Jar Institute will host a separate audition for their summer institute on the final Festival day. Those who participate in the Musical Theatre Intensive do not need to attend this additional audition.
For this audition, please prepare approximately 16-32 bars (time limit of ninety-seconds maximum) of a musical theatre or musical theatre adjacent song.
- Vocalists should state their name, the title of the song, and the production it is from prior to singing their selection. Students should NOT indicate the school they attend at any time.
- Singers must bring printed sheet music to be played by the provided accompanist. Sheet music must be: in the correct key, clearly marked with any accompanist notes, and not cutting off any necessary bass line notes, key signatures or other musical markings, in a binder. No reflective sheet protectors please.
In addition to audition and Musical Theatre Intensive events, Open Jar Institute representatives may provide additional opportunities or workshops. Please check the Festival schedule for details on all Open Jar Institute and Musical Theatre Intensive event information.
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