Summer Musical Showcase

Students performing in the summer musical

Summer 2020 registration is open!


Who can rehearse and perform a full-length musical in one week? We can! This very unique and highly intensive program gives actors the experience of performing a full-length production while receiving top-level training.  Students will register for age-specific groups, and all will perform in the final production.  The showcase program gives actors a more production-based experience while receiving top-level training.

Directed & choreographed by Ahmad Maaty

Actors will explore musical theater repertoire while sharpening their skills in audition techniques, improvisation, characterization, Broadway choreography, and musicality. Teaching Artists from AFYP and Mason Community Arts Academy will mentor young performers in acting, dance, and singing technique in preparation for a full performance on the weekend.


Ages:  7–11  |  12–18
Dates:  June 15–19, 2020 + June 20 performances
Times:  9 a.m. –3 p.m. (M–F)
Saturday performances, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tuition:  $385 (include show T-shirt and two performance tickets)
Discounts:  Register by May 15 for $10 off
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus,  deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care:  $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building. Before the final checkout, search for and add “After Care” to your cart.

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.

   7-11 Age Group

   12-18 Age Group

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Ahmad Maaty Acting Lessons Director/ Choreographer: Ahmad Maaty
Read about Mr. Maaty

Ahmad is an Egyptian-American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer.  He was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in northern Virginia, and graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in dance. Ahmad has been part of the AFYP family for 10 years. He is a resident actor, teaches afterschool classes, and is the musical theatre director at summer camp and for all showcase programs. He regularly performs as a guest artist for Silk Road Dance Company in Washington, D.C., with whom he has performed in Doha, Qatar at the Asia Cup Games in January 2011 and New Orleans, LA in October 2015. Ahmad has danced and choreographed for the Washington, D.C. metro area-based modern dance company, Mayzsoul, Inc. and acted as artistic director for two of their concerts, Fresh and Le Monde Secret. Most Recently in NYC he has performed with Mayzsoul, Inc. in Sticky, and as part of the NYC10 Dance Week initiative. He has also taught at the Academy of Russian Ballet since 2007 and has performed with their resident ballet company since 2012. In May 2012, Ahmad received a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. Most recently, Ahmad has appeared in Prince William Little Theatre’s productions of Tommy and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and in Fauquier Community Theatre’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Mary Lechter AFYP Director:  Mary Lechter
Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater
Read about Ms. Lechter

A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Speech Communications, Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the metropolitan Washington-area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985. She has worked at Washington area theaters including Theater of the First Amendment, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, and Source Theatre. Television, radio and film credits include ABC’s All My Children, Barry Levinson’s Avalon, Diesel Films’ Dracula’s Mother, the MGM/Lionsgate thriller Hit and Run, and several spots for NPR’s Morning Edition.

Mary founded AFYP in 1997, and has seen the company grow from being its only teacher with a sporadic program schedule in rented spaces to where it is today: a year-round program with a full staff, working in conjunction with Potomac Arts Academy, for which she is Associate Director.

She is a longtime member of Mason’s School of Theater faculty in the areas of Performance and Theater Education. She was named a 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” and was a 2014 TEDxGeorgeMasonU speaker (“Magic Moments: the Transformative Power of  Theater“). She previously taught at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her professional memberships include The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Educational Theatre Association.

Mary’s directing credits include An Experiment with an Air Pump and Shakespeare in Hollywood (George Mason University); Still Beating Hearts and A Godless Man (Theater of the First Amendment First Light Festival); Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Peter Pan, Jr.; A Seussified Christmas Carol; Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (AFYP).





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