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High School Musical Theater Program

2022 Program Information

High School Music Theater — 3-Week Residential Program

Urinetown Rich
Our Summer 2021 Production of Urinetown Photo by Wendy Mutz

Click HERE to apply!

Session dates: July 2 - 24

CostTuition$3,240
Meals$780


Housing$780
TOTAL COST$4,800

Audition required: Yes, audition is required for all high school programs. See "Audition Requirements" below for audition details.

Age range: This program is recommended for students who are currently in the 9th–12th grade. Seniors who have been accepted into OCU are also welcome to attend without auditioning; they must, however, meet all additional admission requirements.

Audition submissions will be accepted beginning November 15, 2021. Students who apply by January 15 save 15% off their tuition.

For questions, please contact our office at academy@okcu.edu or call (405) 208-5410

What Makes Us Different

The 3-Week High School Music Theater Program is an extension OCU's Musical Theater Degree. This experience is meant to give high school students the true OCU college experience.

Real classes taught by faculty members. Unlike other programs, here you'll get to work with OCU faculty members and experience the world-class training our musical theatre students receive.

Our program prepares students for the rigor of being a college student. Students get a glimpse of what it's really like to be a college musical theatre major.

What are some features of this "real life" college experience?

  • Live auditions
  • Dance placement auditions
  • College production schedule - learning and performing a musical in 3 weeks!
  • Faculty masterclasses
  • Fully-staged production
  • Living in college dorms and eating in the cafeteria

What To Expect

  • Intense daily schedule
  • Caring faculty that will help you succeed
  • Professional environment
Urinetown Hope and Bobby
Summer 2021 Production of Urinetown Photo by Wendy Mutz


WHAT YOU'LL DO

Wake up early, work, eat, work, sleep, repeat!

Daily Schedule (subject to change)

Monday - Friday

8:30amBreakfast
9:00Warm-up
9:30Dance
10:30Acting
noon

Lunch

2:00 - 5:00Music rehearsal, vocal coaching,
masterclass or electives
5:00Dinner
6:00 - 9:00Rehearsal
11:00Lights Out

Saturday

9:30Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00
Electives
noon
Lunch
1:00 - 5:00
Rehearsal
5:00
Dinner
6:00 - 9:00
Student Cabaret

Sunday

11:00
Brunch
1:00 - 5:00
Rehearsal
5:00
Dinner
6:00 - 10:00
Free time, pool party,
other organized event

Week One - Focused on Act 1 of the show

Week Two - Focused on Act 2 of the show

Week Three - Tech Rehearsals, Dress Rehearsals and Performances

Audition Requirements

  • Two songs from the musical theater repertoire – one pre-1970 musical theater selection and one of your choice. Neither song should exceed three minutes.
  • Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will allow pre-recorded accompaniments. Please check your sound balance to make sure we can hear both you and your accompaniment. Whenever possible, we prefer live piano accompaniment.
  • A theatrical monologue. Monologues should not exceed 1 minute.

Other Requirements

  • Recordings of live stage performances/shows are not acceptable.
  • Unaccompanied (a capella) auditions should be your last option.


High School Musical Theater Program performance
Our 2019 Production of Mamma Mia Photo by Wendy Mutz