August Intensive

JULY 31 to AUGUST 25, 2017

This four-week program allows performers between the ages of 10 and 16 to build individual technique and learn about themselves as performers, explore their own abilities, and refine their skills. Like the July Conservatory, admission to the August Intensive is by audition only.

Intensive students do not perform in the New Voices concert; rather, the Intensive classes prepare a musical theatre showcase for family and friends in the Black Box Theatre at Paper Mill Playhouse. This allows our faculty to focus on strengthening skills and building self confidence in a non-competitive environment.

Accepted students are placed in one of two sessions according to age. The small class size in each session allows for individual attention and instruction from the faculty.


The Junior Division (ages 10 to 12) meets Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Tuition is $1,200.

The Senior Division (ages 13 to 16) meets Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Tuition is $1,200.


The auditions for the 2017 August Intensive will take place on Saturdays January 21 and February 4, 2017. ALL AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment please visit the Audition Information page here for form downloads and to view the video Audition Guide.

The August Intensive is generously supported by the Investors Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and MetLife Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a not-for-profit organization.