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Musical Theater

FSPA offers a rare opportunity to pursue musical theater at a high level. With professional training in our three departments of Music, Dance and Drama and extraordinary performance opportunities, FSPA musical theater students are having the time of their lives while those pursuing careers on stage are matriculating in the country’s top conservatories and colleges for musical theater. Become a real triple threat at FSPA!

Children’s Musical Theater

For students in grades K-1, this class serves as a fun, energetic, and creative introduction to acting, singing and dancing.  Children’s Musical Theater is a great class for students who love being the center of attention as well as for those that would like to become more comfortable performing or speaking in front of others.  No previous training is required.  This is a performance-oriented class with regular attendance required.

Musical Theater I-IV

For students in grades 2-4, Musical Theater I explores and reinforces acting, singing and dancing techniques and styles. More involved performance pieces and materials are introduced.

Musical Theater II for grades 5-7 builds on the skills learned in both Children’s Musical Theater and Musical Theater I, with great emphasis placed on preparation of material, performance skills and stage presence.

Musical Theater III for grades 8-12 builds and expands vocal, acting and movement skills. Students present songs and scenes in class and learn techniques for both speaking and singing in character. Musical theater history and legends of the Broadway stage are also explored. Regular attendance and commitment to learning more advanced material is required.

Musical Theater Faculty

Kim Rezendes

FSPA Assistant Director, Director of Little Music School and Children's Music

Kim Rezendes graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and from Rhode Island College with a master’s degree in Teaching Music. As coordinator of Children’s Music at FSPA, she also serves as Program Director for the Little Music School and Instructor of Musical Theater. Kim serves as Associate Organist and Cantor at St. Mary Church in Franklin. One of FSPA’s first students, Kim joined the FSPA faculty in 1997.  

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