Our musical theater program has been re-vamped, bringing a whole new approach to the theatrical arts at Harmonia! The program goes above and beyond the state standards for arts education. With newly formed classes in Theater, Dance, Vocal Performance, & Behind-The-Scenes knowledge, students are challenged to be amazing performers in a fun-filled setting taught by great professional artists.
Through main stage productions and intensive classes, students learn the art of becoming a performer and develop self-esteem. The program includes voice training, character development, choreography, and audition techniques. Stimulating and imaginative, this course inspires the budding performer, as well as the more experienced thespian.
Main Stage Musical Theater (Fall & Spring)
Ages 9-18 yrs.
Harmonia presents two Main Stage productions each school year. Students ages 9-18 are eligible to audition for the fall and spring productions. The cast sizes are limited and the work schedule for these productions is intense but highly enjoyable. These productions will culminate in a weekend of performances on our stage in full costume, with theatrical lighting and sound. Students experience the complete process of bringing a musical to life from the script to the stage. Entry to this class requires an audition (on the designated dates) and commitment to pre-scheduled rehearsals and performances.
Auditions for the Fall Production are held in August & September, and the Cast Placement Auditions for the Spring Production are in January & February.
Over 45 hours of rehearsal & Training, Costumes & Make-up, Sets, 4 Full scale shows, license for the show, script and music.
Ages 5-7 yrs.
This fun-filled course encourages the budding performers in our families to explore classic scenes and entertaining songs through scene work to which they can relate. Students learn to interact with one another; learning about stage safety, presence, and characterization, as well as participating in fun, interactive theater activities! In the final week of the class, students perform a single group piece from a musical.
12 weeks of 60 min. classes
Ages 8-14 yrs.
In this course, students explore multiple techniques to develop essential skills for musical theater. Students learn about characterization, vocal projection, movement, and how to portray a show to the audience. Students will learn through scene work and exploration of Broadway Musicals. This course will culminate in a mini showcase of musical numbers performed in the last class for peer review and feedback; friends and family are invited to the showcase.
Offered Fall, Winter & Spring
12 weeks of 90 min. classes
Voice & Diction
Ages 8-14 yrs.
This musical theater course is designed to teach students the fundamental principles needed for performance and presentation. In this course, students study songs from musical scenes; some of which they will perform in a showcase at the end of the course. Songs will range in style from comedic to dramatic, from classic to contemporary. Students learn to develop healthy techniques, and the vast capabilities of the human voice. Development of voice clarity and annunciation learned in this class will also assist students in public speaking. This course gives students the opportunity to build repertoire for future auditions.
Offered Fall, Winter & Spring
17 weeks of 60 min. classes
Ages 10-18 yrs.
This week-long summer camp will help students reach new heights in musical theater. Students learn all elements of performance in a musical setting as they spend a full week in production. At the end of the week, students perform a full musical theater show, with sets, costumes and full technical production. This summer intensive is just like our regular season Mains Stage shows, with required at-home learning before the week begins, and over 35 hours of training during this week-long program. Sure to be a fun-filled challenge for all theater lovers!
Audition required for cast placement. Auditions are held in June & July.
Beyond The Stage
Backstage Tech & Costumes
There is a whole world behind the scenes of our productions from sets, lights and sound, to costumes and makeup. We will explore these areas and give every theater lover a chance to see what it takes to put on a show beyond what the audience sees. Students will learn each area as well as develop a sense of leadership and self-confidence. This class will provide technical support for the Main Stage shows and is great for students who love theater but do not want to be on stage. Schedule will mirror main stage rehearsals.
Prerequisite: Brief interview with Technical Director (no backstage experience needed)
Offered Fall and Spring
6 weeks of 90 min. classes & shows
Festivals & Performance Opportunities
Join our performance group at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta!
The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater. JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior show for adjudication by a panel of musical theater experts. The weekend also features workshops, a New Works Showcase featuring new musical adaptations soon to be released and concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best!
Harmonia is always exploring extra-curricular festivals for outside exposure for our students. Our surrounding area is rich with many diverse cultural experiences and we like to give Harmonia students the opportunity to showcase their talent and promote our school and educational programs by entering the artistic scene in the area. Be sure to let us know if you would like to be involved in these exciting opportunities!
Theater Audition Workshop I
For the budding performer, this audition preparatory class will focus on both musical and theatrical aspects of the audition process. Students will learn the fundamental elements of musical theater audition and prepare their own monologue delivery and beginning vocal training. The student will learn what is expected in an audition, how to prepare, and what is required to stand out from the crowd.
Theater Audition Workshop II
Building upon skills established in Theater Audition I (or with prior approval by the teacher), students will continue their study of musical theater audition techniques, advanced monologue preparation and vocal instruction. Students will learn to improve their audition delivery and expand their repertoire. This class will culminate in a final showcase where each student will perform their audition.
Schedule can be found on our website or by calling the office.
6 weeks of 2hr. classes
One-on-one sessions available. Call the office for more information.