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Summerstock 2024 - Camper Application Information

DREAM Summerstock VTC Intensive Sleepaway is a comprehensive sleep-away program for the serious Musical Theater performer. Our camp's tuition is notably lower than that of other sleep-away Musical Theater camps because we firmly believe in making camp accessible to everyone! We welcome campers from every State and Country, and past participants have left every summer saying it was the best weeks of their lives!  Students who have participated in Summerstock VTC Intensive have been accepted in the most prestigious Musical Theater programs including:  University of Michigan, Pace University, Syracuse University, Boston Conservatory, Ithaca College, NYU / Tisch, Emerson College, Northwestern, Berklee School of Music, HARTT, Montclair State University, Webster University Conservatory, and many more.

ALL campers are enrolled on a first-come,

first-served basis until we are full.

Payment plans start at just $313 a month and Financial Assistance is available to those that qualify.

 

If you complete our application and deposit before March 15th, a Summerstock VTC Intensive T-shirt

will be waiting for your camper when they arrive this summer.

WHAT ARE THE 2024 SHOWS?

Musicals: Mean Girls, Alice By Heart, 13 The Musical.

Play: She Kills Monsters

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WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR 2024?

July 28 - August 18

SHOULD I APPLY NOW?

YES. All campers that complete the application and submit the tuition deposit will be accepted until we are full. If you deposit before DATE an exclusive Summerstock VTC T-shirt will be waiting for your camper when they arrive this summer!

WHAT IS TUITION?

Full tuition is $3795. Payment plans and Financial Assistance are available to those that qualify.

DO YOU REQUIRE AUDITIONS?

NO! Auditions are not required to come to Summerstock! 

 

If you are not comfortable auditioning, and would like to be considered for an ensemble role or as a tech camper, that’s OK too! Complete the  Summerstock 2024 Form and type N/A in the spot provided instead of a link to an audition video.

I WANT TO AUDITION, WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

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Your first step is to complete and remit the Summerstock 2024 Form as soon as possible! 

 

Summerstock VTC will be rehearsing and performing 3 Musicals, Mean Girls, Alice By Heart, and 13 The Musical and one straight play, She Kills Monsters. 

 

If you are auditioning for a musical, your video should include a 32 bar cut or verse and chorus accompanied by a backing track in the appropriate key. Be sure the backing track does not include any vocals. Songs can be from, or in the style of the Summerstock shows : Mean Girls, Urinetown, and Alice By Heart. 

 

If you are ONLY auditioning for She Kills Monsters you do not need to submit an initial video audition. When completing the Summerstock 2024 Form, type N/A in the spot provided instead of a link to an audition video.

Audition material will be sent to you after you complete the form.

 

Contact edu@dreamvtc.org with any questions.

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

YES. Financial Assistance and Scholarships are available. Use THIS LINK to apply.

I DON'T LIVE IN NEW JERSEY. CAN I STILL ATTEND DREAM SUMMERSTOCK VTC INTENSIVE?

YES! Campers come from all over the world to attend Summerstock VTC Intensive. With proper notification, we will assist with camper pick-up and drop-off from Newark Airport.

WHO CAN FILL OUT THE APPLICATION?

Parents should fill out the application with their camper present, as some parts are filled out by each of you. Parents must be present to place your deposit.

CAN I APPLY FROM OVERSEAS?

YES, you can apply from anywhere in the world.

HOW DO I APPLY?

All campers are welcome at Summerstock VTC and Auditions are for show placement only.

To secure your audition spot, or to submit an audition video, fill out the audition form. Prepare a 32 bar cut or verse and chorus  accompanied by a backing track or bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Be sure the backing track does not include any vocals. Songs can be from, or in the style of the Summerstock shows under consideration (rights pending): Mean Girls, Urinetown, 13 The Musical, and Alice By Heart. Please bring a headshot or recent photo and a resume if you have one.

 

If you are interested in attending Summerstock but are NOT comfortable with the audition process, that’s OK too. Also, if you are more interested in the technical aspects of theater and working behind the scenes, please contact edu@dreamvtc.org for more information.

You can choose to register now (to hold your spot!) or after the shows have been cast in early March. If you would like to apply for Financial Assistance, please use the form linked below (Financial Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORM

If you ARE ready to make a deposit, payment plans start as low as $313 a month. If our available plans are not suitable and if you need to discuss alternate payment arrangements, we will work with you! Simply email registrar@dreamvtc.org to request financial accomodations.

 

Please note: Payment Plans must be established, finalized, adhered to, and the first installment applied at least one week before the Summerstock VTC begins. 

I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

If you have other questions, please send an email to edu@dreamvtc.org. If you’d like to connect with previous campers and/or parents, please let us know!

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