Musical Theater Workshop

Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp Summer 2019



Summer Arts at Mason 2022

Young singers and actors will join vocal instructors and acting coaches and choreographers from Acting for Young People, for a week of musical theater skill-building! Students will focus on vocal technique, choreography, and acting as they celebrate the tradition of Broadway and popular music.

Due to safety restrictions, space is extremely limited in each age group. Registering early is recommended.



Ages: 7 – 11
Dates:  June 13-17 | July 25-29, 2022**
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm* (M-F)
Tuition:  $455 per week
Early Bird Discount: Register by May 15th for $10 off
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building/Music Theater Building
*After Care add-on option (4pm-6pm) is available for this program.
** Students can sign up for either or both weeks!




COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

June 13-17, 2022  Registration opening soon!
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July 25-29, 2022 Registration opening soon!
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Get details and register for AFTER CARE (4pm-6pm) – Available for the July 25-29 week only.
After Care cost for the week is an additional $140.




Mary Lechter Staff Member
Mary Lechter
AFYP Director and 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).




“My favorite part was the teachers and the wonderful recital at the end.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant

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“It really pushed me to be better and learn ten whole songs in five days.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant

“My favorite part was getting the vocal instruction and learning new techniques.” – Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp 2017 Participant




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