Win a youth spot in the Junior Company Foundation annual Musical Theatre Intensive


As giveaways go, this is one of the best of the year. I’ve gotten the go-ahead to pick a young reader (between the ages of 8 and 16) for a free spot in the Junior Company Foundation’s annual Musical Theatre Intensive, which is scheduled Monday, Dec. 30, through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The three-day workshop offers opportunities for local performers to improve their craft while getting valuable feedback from industry professionals. This is a $349 value.

There are three class groupings this year: ages 8-12, ages 13-16, and those 17 and older.

Here’s more info from the foundation:

Highlights of the intensive include personalized coaching for acting, vocal technique, dance, body work, and improv skills, as well as mock audition opportunities and roundtable sessions for getting feedback from, and asking questions to, a variety of industry experts. Teachers include New York-based director, actor, and coach Duane Boutte; New York- based vocal coach Vicki Shaghoian; Florida-based Juilliard graduate and vocal director Tim Evanicki; Fresno State Theatre Arts professor Ruth Griffin; College of the Sequoias Theatre Arts professor Chris Mangels; and local actor Diane Fidalgo.

The contest is open only to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. (Parents may, of course, enter for their children.) Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) with the member’s name and child’s name and age. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m Monday, Dec. 9.┬áThe winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (6)

  • Jaclyn Manzanedo

    Jaclyn Manzanedo (mom)
    Brooklyn Manzanedo age11

  • Steph

    Member Steph Mintz
    Talented Child: Erilyn Gray age 10

  • Kimcow1

    Members Name: Kimberly Marks
    Performers Name: JeremyMarks
    Age: 16

  • BAnkrum

    What a great opportunity for kids!

  • Melissa Robles

    Members name: Melissa Robles
    Performers name: Bella Robles, age 9

  • Anna Martinez

    Member: Anna Martinez
    Child: Raina (“Raindeer”) Martinez, age 12


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