Summer Musical Theater Showcase

Students performing in the summer musical



Young actors will be immersed in classes that will teach them the fundamentals of musical theater performance. Classes will guide your actors to perform a story through song, find their unique stage presence, advance their musicality, and discover their inner Broadway dancer. Students will work on several songs from Broadway musicals. Teaching Artists from AFYP and Mason Community Arts Academy will mentor young performers in acting, dance, and singing technique throughout the week. (Note: Adult guidance and technology support may be required for younger students)


Ages:  7 – 11
Dates:  June 15 – 19, 2020
Times:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (M–F)
Tuition:  $225
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Daily Schedule
Each day will include one snack break.

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome and Warm-ups
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Voice and Singing Work
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Choreography and Movement
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Snack and Water Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Acting Techniques and Activities
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor Check-in and Review




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Ahmad Maaty Acting Lessons
Ahmad Maaty
Read about Mr. Maaty

Ahmad Maaty is an Egyptian-American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Dance. Mr. Maaty holds a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in NYC. Ahmad is also an adjunct faculty member of the School of Theater at GMU. Mr. Maaty is a Helen Hayes-nominated choreographer for his work in “Pippin” with Monumental Theatre Company and recently won “Best Actor in a Community Theater Production” for his role of “Daddy Warbucks” in “Annie,” in Broadway World’s Regional Awards (Washington, D.C. area.) Mr. Maaty has taught with AFYP since 2007, and is the musical theatre director and choreographer at summer camp and for all showcase programs. He also teaches and dances with the Academy of Russian Ballet. Recently, Mr. Maaty has appeared in “Aida” with Constellation Theatre Company; in Prince William Little Theatre’s productions of “Annie,” “Tommy,” and “Julius Caesar;” and in Fauquier Community Theatre’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  

Jacqueline “Jackie” Salvador
Vocal Coach
Read about Ms. Salvador

Jacqueline “Jackie” Salvador is an actor in New York City, originally from Stafford, Virginia. She made her Off-Broadway debut with Atlantic Theatre in their production of “James and the Giant Peach,” where she played Spider. She is currently expected to provide the voice of “Dorothy Hess” in the upcoming fictional podcast “The 8th Light.” She has played an assortment of musical theater characters; Bonnie in “Anything Goes,” Carla in “In The Heights,” and The Stepmother in “Cinderella: The New Musical” in Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University’s School of Music. Lastly, she has no words to express how excited she is to be back with the AFYP family! Thank you Red Shirts! 


Kathleen West
Acting Coach
Read about Ms. West

Kathleen West graduated from George Mason University with a BFA in Performance, with a Musical Theater Concentration. She has taught in Acting for Young People’s after school programs since 2018. Recent productions include: “Rags,” ” Spring Awakening,” and “The Wolves” at George Mason University; “The Producers” with Little Theatre of Alexandria; “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” with Workhouse Arts Center, and the “Mason Cabaret.” Ms. West looks forward to getting to share her love of theatre with the Academy students this summer!





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