2022 Youth Summer Program

Pre-Teen Musical Theatre Intensive

For students entering grades 4-8 in fall 2022.

pre teen theater production posing on stage.

Summer 2023 Information Coming Soon!

Program Description

  • Two Weeks: July 25 – August 6
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Performances take place on Saturday, August 6.

A great fit for students looking for focused, fast-paced theatre training. The pre-teen program introduces students to the joy of participating in a show. Students work intensely with a director, choreographer and music director over the course of two weeks to perform a junior production of a Broadway show. Broadway Junior musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals. Students attend daily classes where material from the show is used to teach them skills in areas of music, drama and dance. Two performances of a 60-minute Broadway Junior show are held at the end of the program.

Please note, this is an intensive program which works at a fast pace and expects students to be flexible, adaptable, responsible, focused and capable of handling a high sensory environment.


  • $850 (non-refundable)


  • A $250 non-refundable deposit must be made at the time of registration.
  • The balance of $600 is due no later than May 31 and is also non-refundable.
  • Payment plans can be arranged by calling 877.571.7469.

kids happily leaning on eachother in improv class.

Young students laughing and smiling.


Active conservatory students receive early registration access on Thursday, February 24 at 12 PM. Registration opens to the public on Friday, February 25 at 12 PM.

At the time of registration, you may choose to pay just the deposit or the full tuition. Please fill-in all requested information about your student online. Once you complete your order, you will have registered your student. Additional registration material requests will be sent via email in April. You can also register by phone at 877.571.7469. Once spaces are filled, a wait list will be made available.

Students are required to be fully vaccinated before the start of the program.

Please note that at this time, we are at capacity for girls in the Pre-Teen Youth Summer Program.


Thursday, February 24 at noonRegistration Opens for Conservatory Students
Friday, February 25 at noonRegistration Opens for the Public
Monday, May 31 Balances and Additional Registration Materials are Due

YSP Pre-Teen Schedule

Monday, July 25Program Begins -
Monday- Friday:

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Classes in Music, Drama, & Dance

  • 11:30 AM - 12 PM: Lunch (Students are asked to bring bag lunches)

  • 12 PM - 2:30 PM: Rehearsals

Saturday, August 6Performances at 2 PM & 6 PM


Auditions will take place during the first day of the program. All Broadway Junior shows have many featured male and female roles as well as ensemble casts of characters. All participants will be cast in the production. Cast size will be 30-40. Audition materials will be sent to registered students in June after all registration materials have been completed and submitted.

About the Show

Footloose: Youth Edition 

Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Footloose: Youth Edition is a one-hour version of the explosive musical specially designed for young performers! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. 

Meet Our Educators

Kalee Burrows

Kalee Burrows (Pre-Teen Director) (she/her/hers) is a theatre artist, writer, and educator residing in Boston, MA. She teaches and works with young people, adults, and older generations in schools, community centers, and theatre spaces across the globe. These participating organizations and artists include Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Lyric Opera, Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, Arlekin Players Theatre, Ko Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community School, Voices Boston, We are London at Ovalhouse, Shanti Bhavan’s Children’s Project, Kingswood Children’s Summer Theatre, and Stonehill College. Kalee is a skilled practitioner in devised theatre, youth arts, creative writing, directing, production coordination, and arts administration. She holds a MA in Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community and Social Contexts from Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as a BA in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from Stonehill College. Kalee continues to collaborate with artists, drink copious amounts of coffee, and create meaningful work through interdisciplinary arts and performance. www.kaleeburrows.com

Jared Field

Jared Field (Pre-Teen Music Director) is a composer, conductor, music educator, and clarinetist. He has written several musicals with his sister Jessie, including Rachel (2018 JDT Lab Selection, Outstanding Musical – 2015 Fresh Fruit Festival, 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play), and La Maupin (2018 MUT International Competition Jurypreis Winner, Audience Favorite – 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival). In addition to his musical theater work, Jared has written classical chamber and choral music, as well as music for plays and dance pieces. His works have been read and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Princeton Singers, Choral Chameleon, and by hundreds of students and campers across the country. Jared received his BA in Music Composition from Brandeis University, where he earned Highest Honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his MA in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jared is currently the Director of Middle School Music at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, where he is a proud recipient of the O’Connell Award for excellence in teaching.


Heather Larsen

Heather Larsen (Pre-Teen Choreographer) is a local dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She received her BA in Dance Performance Studies from Roger Williams University in 2015. Heather was a member of Urbanity Underground Dance Company for 4 years in Boston. During that time, she worked with local director Alex Diaz to perform at The Hanover Theatre (Joseph’s Dream) where she was dance captain. In 2017, Heather received her M.Ed in elementary education and has worked with special education middle school students for 6 years. She is a dance teacher at Turning Pointe Dance Academy in North Grosvenordale, CT and a show choir choreographer in Anthem, AZ. Heather is excited to be back choreographing the Pre-Teen Summer Program at The Hanover Theatre.

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