Musical Theatre Company

"Our children have been a part of Utah COPA from the beginning. They receive high quality training from excellent, accredited teachers in voice, dance & acting. Their mentoring has resulted in our children winning acting competitions and receiving lead roles. Utah COPA is helping them develop their talents and reach their goals." - Scharman & Matt Grimmer, Parents

Fall Schedule begins August 21st
MDT (Music Dance Theatre) companies are designed for students who want to pursue musical theatre either in school, community, regional theatre productions, a career on Broadway, or attend a musical theatre collegiate program. Companies are designed to give students purposeful performance opportunities, build their resumes, network with professionals in the industry, and give the best training possible.

COPA companies have performed in the Movie 12 Dogs of Christmas II directed by Oscar winner Kieth Merrill, for the Governor, Hollywood producers, Young Ambassador Director Randy Boothe, Broadway directors Susan Stroman and Jeff Whiting as well as casting director Jeff Johnson. MDT companies have performed in NYC’s Lincoln Center, Kingsbury Hall, Capitol Theater and The Covey Center for the Arts. They have also performed with David Archuleta, Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix), Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown and Broadway stars Ben Platt, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Ramin Karimloo, Dallyn Vail Bayles and more. In addition, they have performed at Tuacahn, NYC and LA where they workshop with Broadway, contemporary artists and producers, see Broadway shows, and engage in Q&A’s with cast members, enjoy backstage tours, and perform.

SCHEDULES & TUITION FOR MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANIES

  • Schedule and tuition for American Fork: click here.
  • Schedule and tuition for Draper: click here.
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Note: Tuition does not include costume, tour and showcase fees. 12 month contract required.

Musical Theatre - "Revolting Children"

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Legit
  • Belt
  • Mix
  • Breathing
  • Posture
  • Body language
  • Style
  • Song selection
  • Telling the story
  • Genres
  • Vibrato
  • Musicality
  • Masquerade Legit Showcase (Fall)
  • Spring Solo Showcase

1 hour
(combined with acting)

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Arc of a scene
  • Acting of a song
  • Conflict
  • Honesty
  • Improv
  • Objectives
  • Tactics
  • Partner work
  • Stage vs screen
  • Stanislavski
  • Viewpoints
  • Masquerade Legit Showcase (Fall)
  • Spring Solo Showcase

1 hour
(combined with vocal techique)

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Correct posture
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Ariculation of feet
  • Pointe
  • Port de bras
  • Position of the feet (1-6)
  • Non performing class

1-1.5 hours

Note: Draper companies are not yet required to take ballet, tap or jazz, but encouraged to do so. All company members who take additional dance classes receive a tuition discount.
Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Dynamic combination of jazz, contemporary, and modern styles
  • Use of spine
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Musicality
  • Turns
  • Leaps
  • Jumps
  • Non performing class

1-1.5 hours

Note: Draper companies are not yet required to take ballet, tap or jazz, but encouraged to do so. All company members who take additional dance classes receive a tuition discount.
Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Musicality
  • Rhythm
  • Varied steps and turns not limited to using shuffles, flaps, ball changes, digs, toes, heels, etc.
  • Maxie fords
  • Single/double/triple-time steps
  • Paddles
  • Musicality
  • Select classes.

30 minutes to 1 hr

Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Pickup choreography quickly
  • Retain choreograhy
  • Spatial awareness
  • Work as a team
  • Clean lines
  • Hold harmony parts
  • Belnd as a group
  • Basic sign reading
  • Dedication
  • Recording sessions
  • Positivity
  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Dancing while singing
  • Character development
  • Utah COPA Winter Concerts
  • Utah COPA Spring Concerts
  • Performance on tour

1 hour vocal rehearsal
1 hour choreography

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