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Junior MO Show
The Musical Offering's musical theater training program for students ages 10-14 who are interested in exploring and developing their musical (vocal and instrumental), acting, and stage presence skills. Howard Godfrey (of ETHS, King Arts, and Musical Offering fame and currently a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston) is the creator and director of this year's original musical. In the tradition of our high school "MO Show" annual production, students will be involved in bringing to life all aspects of the show, culminating in a final live performance at the Devonshire Theater in Skokie.
Performance: Thursday, July 20 at 7:00pm
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center (4400 Greenwood St. Skokie, IL)
 
Camp Abalanadoo Synopsis
A summer camp for magicians...a strange discovery...weird and fantastic things going on...a mystery to solve! Campers come together to solve the mystery of Camp Abalanadoo with plenty of music and hilarity along the way.
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Dates: June 12 - July 20
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from June 12 - July 14 (6-7:30pm)
Tech Rehearsals: July 17 & 19 (6-7:30pm)
Performance: Thursday, July 20 at 7:00pm

Locations
Regular rehearsals between June 12 - July 14: The Musical Offering
Tech rehearsals & performance: Devonshire Cultural Center

Location Addresses
The Musical Offering | 743 Custer Ave. Evanston, IL
Devonshire Cultural Center | 4400 Greenwood St. Skokie, IL

Jr. MO Show Cost
$295 + $20 registration fee

Junior MO Show + Private Lesson Bundle
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Limited scholarships are available. Please email Rick Ferguson at rickfergusonmo@gmail.com if you are interested in applying for a scholarship. Evidence of financial need will be required to be considered for scholarship support.
Participants will have the opportunity to assist with the following aspects of the production: 
  • Story development
  • Character development
  • Staging
  • Choreography
  • Music
Musical Theatre Summer Lessons with Howard Godfrey

Students ages 11-15 who are interested in singing favorite songs from the musical theater canon or working on their song-writing skills can work with award-winning composer Howard Godfrey. Howard has written three and directed full-length musical theater 'MO Show' productions and is currently studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Students who want extra support in preparing for auditions, interested in being actively involved in local musical theater programs (including our own Junior MO Show or high school 'MO Show'), or interested in writing their own songs are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Summer Musical Theatre Lessons Pricing

30 minutes: $18/lesson

45 minutes: $27/lesson

60 minutes: $36/lesson

There is an additional $20 registration fee per household per session

Junior MO Show + Private Lessons Bundle (Junior MO Show + 6 weekly lessons during camp's duration)

30 min. lesson bundle: $397 

45 min. lesson bundle: $448 

60 min. lesson bundle: $499 

NOTE: Private lessons with Howard Godfrey are only offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays over the summer.

***If you are interested in the bundle package, email Michelle Pranger at operations@themusicaloffering.org and she will create the invoice with the appropriate discounted lesson prices.

There is an additional $20 registration fee per household per session

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Howard Godfrey

Howard Godfrey is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Evanston, IL. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2021 and is currently studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he’s pursuing a major in Contemporary Writing and Production with a double minor in musical theatre writing and musical theatre vocal performance. 

Throughout is time in high school Howard has written/co-written 5 full length original musical. He has received recognition for several of his musical theatre compositions from the Illinois Musical Education Association Composition Contest. In November of 2021, one of Howard’s compositions, “The Waltz of Adonis & Delilah,” was selected as a winner for the American Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge, a national musical theatre composition contest for young theatre composers which was organized by the American Theatre Wing — the organization most well known for putting on the annual TONY Awards. His piece was professionally recorded by musicians and released on iHeart Radio Disney in April of 2022.

 

Howard is passionate about all aspects of musical theatre and is excited to work with eager musical theatre lovers!

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