Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop
July 6 – 8 & July 11 – 14, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shows: July 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Bob Craig Youth Foundation, we are excited to offer a Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop at the West Shore Theatre!
Raise Your Voice is a brand-new revue featuring songs from across Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior® collection. From Broadway Junior musicals based on classic titles like Guys and Dolls and Oliver! to beloved Disney shows like The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins, Raise Your Voice offers a fun introduction to musical revues for young performers. This workshop will build upon theatrical experiences through daily workshops about the songs, shows, and composers featured in the revue as well as acting through song, character work, theatre etiquette, and theatrical conventions. With our max of 16 participants, this the perfect opportunity for young artists looking to build upon their strengths and knowledge of theatre while challenging them as they work together to put on this fun and fast-paced musical revue in a little over a week!
In an effort to give these theatre experiences to the most enthusiastic and interested children, we offer needs-based scholarships to at least two deserving applicants per workshop. Scholarships can be awarded for partial or full tuition. If you are interested and in need, please view the submission form here.
Application forms must be completed in full and received by the due date.
- “Right Before Your Eyes” – Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR.
- “The Spark of Creation” – Children of Eden JR.
- “Matchmaker” – Fiddler on the Roof JR.
- “So Much Better” – Legally Blonde JR.
- “Agony” – Into the Woods JR.
- “We’re All in This Together” – Disney’s High School Musical JR.
- “Consider Yourself” – Lionel Bart’s Oliver! JR.
- “Part of Your World” – Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
- “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” – Guys and Dolls JR.
- “Good Morning” – Singin’ in the Rain JR.
- “These Palace Walls” – Disney’s Aladdin JR.
- “Step in Time” – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR.
- “Raise Your Voice” – Sister Act JR.
- “Beautiful City” – Godspell JR.
- “A Part of Us/Why We Tell the Story” – Once on This Island JR.
The Teaching Artists
Lead Instructor/Vocal Director
Meghan is from Mechanicsburg, PA, and will be graduating from The Pennsylvania State University School of Music in May with a B.M.E. in Music Education with a voice and secondary choral emphasis. Last year, she served as the music and vocal director of Grease at Keystone Theatrics and was previously a lead teaching artist and vocal director for the Keystone Youth Theatrics summer camps in 2019 and 2020. While at Penn State, Meghan has held leadership and teaching positions in organizations like the Concert Choir, Oriana Singers, the Thespian Society, and the nationally-recognized Penn State School of Theatre. Meghan is very passionate about sharing her love of musical theatre with young students and is very excited to be to be working with the West Shore Theatre this summer!
Grace Wellmon is a senior communications major and dance minor at Messiah University. She has been dancing for the past twenty years, training under Leslie Hench, Kelly Strange, Lavinia Reid, and with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. While she has performed many ballets and other dance performances, she has additionally performed in musical productions with Keystone Theatrics including Curious George…Golden Meatball, Elf the Musical, Willy Wonka, Mary Poppins, and Anything Goes. Grace also served as a dance instructor at Dance Revelation this past year, teaching classical ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz.
Supervisor/Health and Safety Officer
Dustin LeBlanc is the Managing Director of the West Shore Theatre. In his nearly 20 years working in central PA theatre, he has served as Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Youth Music and Theatrics, Artistic Director of the Carlisle Theatre Company, and Executive Producing Director of Keystone Theatrics. Dustin spent fifteen years in education with the Cumberland Valley School District, most recently as an Instructional Specialist.