Ohana Arts

Ohana Arts

Ohana Arts 7-Wk Musical Theatre Academy (MTA)

7-Wk Musical Theatre Academy (MTA)


Ohana Arts

Ohana Arts 7-Wk Musical Theatre Academy (MTA)

6th - 12th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 5, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023

34 classes

8:00am - 4:30pm HST


1770 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822


40 students

Class Experience

The Ohana Arts Summer Musical Theatre Academy is an intensive program that is geared for students who have a love for musical theatre and are serious about developing their skills as young artists.  During the first three weeks, students will take intensive acting, dance, and music classes (grouped by grade level), and taught by visiting and local professional teaching artists, as well as visiting professors from the country's top musical theater colleges and universities.  The curriculum will include scene study, acting through song, musical theatre dance techniques, monologues, repertoire & song choice and more. Students completing grades 10-12 will also have the opportunity to participate in the 1-week "Pre-College Workshop". 

Past Academy faculty have included professors from Boston Conservatory, University of Michigan, UCLA, Emerson College, NYU, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts.  Please check back at a later date for the 2023 faculty list.


The first three weeks of classes will culminate in a Summer Musical Showcase performance on Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  The showcase features various solo and group dances, original works, and collaborative musical numbers from a wide variety of musical genres.  

From June 26th through July 23rd, students will rehearse daily for a fully staged musical theatre production, which will be professionally staged either in the 600-seat Kennedy Theatre or 150-seat Ernst Lab Theatre on the University of Hawaii Campus the weekend July 20th-23rd, 2023.  This year the tentative productions for the Summer Musical Theatre Academy program are "MEAN GIRLS" and "THE PROM"! (Please note that in order to provide the best experience possible, Ohana Arts reserves the right to change the productions if needed).    


In addition to music, dance, and acting technique classes, participation in the Summer Musical Showcase and Musical Theatre Production, students in the Musical Theatre Academy Program will also partake in:


-Weekly private voice lessons (Five 30-minute lessons), culminating in a voice recital on July 8th, 2023 

-Two elective courses that meets twice a week for 45 minutes

-Opportunities to perform in camp coffeehouses/open mic sessions, and participate in discussions with special industry guests.

-Lunchtime activities and games

Registration Deadline:  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.  A $450 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of initial registration in order to secure a spot in the program.  The remaining balance is due by May 6th, 2023.  

Refunds:  Partial refunds due to cancellation can be issued upon written request according to the following schedule:


By April 15th - Full refund (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit)

By May 6th - 50% refund (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit)

After May 7th - No refunds given

Class Requirements

  • Placement Auditions: Students are required to attend placement auditions prior to the start of the program. These auditions are for class and production placement only, and do not affect a student's enrollment status. Audition requirements and schedule will be sent out in late April. Placement auditions will take place on May 7th, 2023, and call back auditions will take place on May 20th & 21st.

Ohana Arts Location

Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa

1770 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822