Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Youth Musical Theatre Intensives

2024 Summer Youth Musical Theatre Intensives


JPAS Summer Musical Theatre Intensives provide a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the metro New Orleans area. The students who attend our Intensives are challenged and enriched through an encouraging and inviting environment. Summer Intensive welcomes children grades from grades first through twelfth each summer. No prior performance experience is required.

Registration fills up very quickly! Individual attention and fun are our goals, so space is limited. Young performers have the opportunity to work with professional artistic staff. At JPAS, we place the child first and give them the opportunity to spread their wings in a creative and remarkable way.

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Seussical Jr. - Rising 3rd-8th

June 3-23, 2024

Price: $550


Locations & Times:

June 3-14 at East Jefferson High School Auditorium; M-F 9:00-3:00

June 17-20 at Jefferson Performing Arts Center; M-F 9:00-4:00

Final performances June 21, 22, 23 at JPAC 6400 AIRLINE DRIVE | METAIRIE, LA

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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Disney’s High School Musical - Rising 6th - 12th

July 1-28, 2024

Price: $600


Locations & Times:

July 1-19 at East Jefferson High School Auditorium; M-F 9:00-3:00

July 22-25 at Jefferson Performing Arts Center; M-F 9:00-4:00

Final performances July 26, 27, 28 at JPAC 6400 AIRLINE DRIVE | METAIRIE, LA

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

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Fiddler on the Roof Jr. - Rising 3rd - 8th

July 1-21, 2024

Price: $550

Location & Times:

July 1-12  at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre; M-F 9:00-3:00

July 15-18 at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre; M-F 9:00-4:00

Final Performances July 19, 20, 21 at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (WPAT) 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego. 

Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a great introduction to the world of musical theatre. 

This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.  Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

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TADA! Studio Theatre Intensive
Rising 1st-8th

June 3-14, 2024

A two-week, 10 day intensive for $300 taught by Louise Pennison, TADA! Studio founder, director, instructor, audition coach

NOTE: Students must register for the full 2 weeks to participate, as all performers will be working towards the final showcase June 14th. 

Location: Westwego Cultural Center at 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA.
Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 3:00
Registration is open to rising 1st - 8th graders.

This two-week session for just $300 ($150 per week) is designed to give young aspiring actors the opportunity to learn the art of performing. Students will work on songs, scenes, dances, and monologues. The camp will culminate in a final showcase for friends and families on Friday, June 14.

Questions & Concerns: Contact Nikki Lopez, Director of Youth Programs at