Summer 2020 registration is open!
SUMMER MUSICAL SHOWCASE
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.
SPOTLIGHT ON SHOW TUNES
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
In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.
Director/ Choreographer: Ahmad Maaty
Read about Mr. Maaty
AFYP Director: Mary Lechter
Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater
Read about Ms. Lechter
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).
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to contact the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.