GRoW @ The Wallis is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for young writers/composers developing new musicals to receive intensive coaching to take a project they have started to the next level. Co-led by Stormy Sacks and Randy Brenner, the main goal of the program is to help participants experience the collaborative process required to bring a new musical from an idea to the stage.

The program is intended for emerging artists who have not yet had their work produced in a professional setting. Participants may be in high school, college, or recent graduates. Up to three teams - each comprised of 2-3 people - will be selected for the 2018-2019 program. Coaching sessions will take place at The Wallis in Beverly Hills Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30pm from September, 2018 – March, 2019. Each team will have a specific time slot when they will receive coaching to further develop their show. In between their weekly coaching sessions, the creative teams will be expected to continue to refine their work.

After several months to further develop their pieces, the course participants and faculty will work together to audition professional actors to perform the new musicals and assist in the development process. This will include table reads, scene work in class, and a staged reading at The Wallis for selected portions of each show. Legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz will be invited to visit the class to provide feedback for each of the shows in development. A public showcase performance of portions of each show will be presented at The Wallis in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Sunday, March 24 2019.

Tuition for the course is $800 per participant. Scholarships are available based on financial need.

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018.