The Bill Reed Musical Theatre Summer Intensive


After 32 years of producing the annual Bill Reed Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, this year Bill is taking a sabbatical to work on a book. The intensive will not be held in 2019. Workshops, cabarets and concerts will be offered as usual during the academic year.

We’re looking forward to resuming the intensive in 2020. General information from the 2018 intensive appears below.


The Bill Reed Musical Theatre Intensive bring professional musical theatre training to South Burlington, Vermont each summer, featuring world-class faculty from New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre School.

  • Vocal Technique
  • Speaking Voice & Diction
  • Song Interpretation
  • Broadway Dance Technique
  • Physical Acting
  • Alexander Technique
  • Yoga & Stretching

This comprehensive program is dedicated to enhancing your performing skills through:

  • Acting Technique: bringing authenticity to your work
  • Developing Voice Qualities for Theatrical Singing: legit, belt, and mixed
  • Study of the Vocal Mechanism and Vocal Technique
  • Speaking Voice & Diction
  • Song Form Analysis: key selection, phrasing, and diction
  • Physical Expression: technique for movement and dance
  • Dancing for the stage: technique for all levels
  • The Alexander Technique: improving habitual patterns of posture and movement
  • Yoga & Stretching: Hatha yoga poses to open and energize the body
  • College and Professional Audition Prep

While I love taking classes in the city, I will always have a place in my heart for lessons with you (Bill), and workshops with you and Alan. I think, to this day, it’s the best training I’ve ever had. Thank you for that.

~ Campbell Dunsmore

Ages: The summer intensive is open to performers ages 12 to adult. Participants are divided into three age groups.

  • Fantasticks – ages 12 to 14
  • Guys & Dolls – ages 15 to 17
  • Producers – 18 to adult
Sample Schedule and Activities from the 2018 Program:
All activities take place at Spotlight Vermont, South Burlington.