2022 Worcester Public Schools

Children's Musical Theatre Program

Entering Grades 1-3 in Fall 2022.

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Note

THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN APPROVED/FUNDED FOR 2022.

Program Description

  • One Week: July 11 – 15
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Showcase will be presented on July 15 at 2 PM

This program is free to Worcester Public Schools students. In this children’s musical theatre program, students will learn and explore the world of musical theatre. Daily classes feature theatre games, dance combinations, music appreciation, singing, visual arts, and much, much more. A showcase of student work is held on the final day of the program.

Must be a current student enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools to participate. Space is limited!

Program Schedule

DateSchedule
Monday, July 11Program Begins -
Monday- Friday:

  • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with two snack breaks and a midday lunch break. (Parents are asked to send a bag lunch and two snacks)

Friday,
July 15
Showcase of Student Work at 2 PM

Meet Our Educators

Kalee Burrows

Kalee Burrows (Director & Acting Teacher) (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.

Jared Field

Jared Field (Music Teacher) 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.

 

Charlotte McNutt

Charlotte McNutt (Dance Teacher) Charlotte began her studies of classical ballet in northern Virginia where she had the opportunity to study with many wonderful teachers including Thomas Russell, Edward Caton, Leon Folkine, and Oleg Tupine. She then went on to study and perform with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., under Frederick Franklin and Ben Stevenson. In 1972, she moved to Annapolis, Maryland and became a founding member and dancer with the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, now Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland’s only professional ballet company. While performing with BTM, she danced many roles including the DewDrop Fairy, Grandmother, Arabian, Snow, Flowers, and Mother Gigone in the Nutcracker, and created such roles as the lead Temptress in Artistic Director Edward Stewart’s 11th Commandment and the mother in Three Faces of Eve. Other roles include the Queen in Sleeping Beauty and the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. Charlotte served as School Administrator for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland School and taught there until 2006. She also worked as Ballet Mistress and Rehearsal Assistant for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland under the direction of the founding Artistic Director, Edward Stewart. In 2012, she moved to Massachusetts and was excited to be able to share her love for teaching with Ballet Arts Worcester, and now The Hanover Theatre Conservatory.

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