Student Productions

SECONDARY PRODUCTIONS

GRADES 6–12​

Student productions are intensive performance and training opportunities for motivated and talented musical theater students. Student Productions of the ATMTC Academy complement the Common Core State Standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12, providing a challenging outlet for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful, professional performers – including self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence. 

Morning Announcements

By wesley Johnson and SCOTT TAYLOR
(Writers for Nickelodeon and producers for disney)

For grades 6+
Dates: 1/5/21 – 1/31/21
Cost: $375

This January, have the experience of a lifetime with ATMTC Academy! Develop your theatre skills while working toward a performance of a reading of an unproduced TV pilot, Morning Announcements, by Scott Taylor and Wesley Jermaine Johnson (writers for Nickelodeon and producers for Disney). Class includes 30 hours of online instruction with actor Lawrence Street (Mean Girls national tour) and a live Q&A with TV screenwriter Wesley Jermaine Johnson. The experience culminates in two live readings on Zoom for family and friends. 

REHEARSAL AND PROGRAM DATES

  • First rehearsal: 1/5/21 | 5PM – 8PM  
  • Weeks of 1/3/21 –1/23/21 | 5PM – 7:30PM
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • Wednesday, 1/20/21
  • Last week of rehearsal: Monday, 1/25/21 – Thursday, 1/28/21 | 5PM – 8PM
  • Final Zoom productions: Friday, 1/29/21 and Sunday, 1/31/21 | 7PM
  • Q&A with screenwriters: Date TBD

Click here for full rehearsal schedule.

About the Show

Members of William Nye High School’s Morning News production club struggle with Principal Taylor to retain their daily announcement show while tracking down the school prankster and finding a new cohost—amid familiar issues of time crunches and friendships.

About the Writers

Wesley Johnson and Scott Taylor

Over their 20-year career, the writing duo has written professionally for both features and television. They wrote and sold their first feature, Ain’t No Body Like the One I Got, to MGM Studios. They then stepped into TV, writing for Eddie Murphy and Imagine Entertainment’s animated sitcom, The PJ’s.

On the TV side of their careers, the duo has held several Development Deals with companies like Disney Televison, Nickelodeon and MTV Network to name a few. They’ve written and have been producers for well over 300 hours of animated and live action television. They are also contributing writers on the BAFTA award winning and  KidScreen and Emmy nominated series Secret Life of Boys for the CBBC.

About the director

Lawrence Street

Lawrence Street is currently playing Mr. Duvall in the Broadway National Tour of Mean Girls. He received glowing reviews in the one-man play Satchmo at the Waldorf for Seacoast Repertory Theatre and has played Curtis Jackson in Sister Act; Booker T. Washington in Ragtime, starring Elizabeth Stanley and Harry in Company, starring Aaron Tviet, both at Barrington Stage Company. Mr. Street holds a Level 3 Certification in The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework™ and is currently pursuing certification to be an Estill Master Trainer.

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