Rising 1st - 12th Graders

2023 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.

Finding Nemo Jr. - Rising 3rd-8th

June 5-25, 2023

Director Ryan Nocito, Music Director Peggy Crain

Price: $550

Locations:  June 5-16 at East Jefferson High School Auditorium; June 19-25 at Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Final performances June 23, 24, 25 at JPAC.

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Grease - Rising 6th-12th

July 5-30, 2023

Director/Choreographer Tyler Price, Music Director Max Do Vale

Price: $600

Locations: July 5-21 at East Jefferson High School Auditorium; July 24-30 at Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Final performances July 28, 29, 30 at JPAC.

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

TADA! Studio Theatre Intensive

Rising 1st-8th

June 5-16, 2023

A two-week, 10-day intensive for $300

NOTE: Students must register for the full 2 weeks to participate, as all performers will be working towards the final showcase June 16th.

Location: Westwego Cultural Center at 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA.

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 16.

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