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Our programs are available to all, regardless of financial means. We offer payment plans as well as financial assistance on a case by case basis. 

DREAM SUMMERSTOCK VTC INTENSIVE

DREAM Summerstock VTC Intensive is a comprehensive sleep-away program for the serious Musical Theater performer between the ages of 12–19. Our staff is led by professional actors and directors, and campers will perform in one of three fully produced shows. Shows under consideration are Mean Girls, Urinetown, 13 the Musical, and Alice By Heart. (rights pending).

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VTC KIDS DAY CAMP

VTC Kids Day Camp teaches our youngest actors, ages 8–13, to believe in their creative ideas, express them in front of others, and learn to be supportive of their peers. This summer, VTC Kids Day Camp will rehearse and perform Madagascar Jr! Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr. follows all of your favorite friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.Day camp dates are July 8th - August 2nd, with 4-week or 3-week session options.

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SPRING CLASSES 2024

Get ready for an exciting start to Vanguard's Spring Classes 2024! The upcoming session kicks off in late February, featuring the return of favorites like Broadway Bound, Disney Dreamers, and Adult Musical Theater, along with some exciting new additions. Don't miss the chance to be part of our vibrant community and delve into the diverse world of Musical Theater. Whether you're into acting, Broadway dance, or other disciplines, Vanguard has something special for everyone! Keep an eye out for more details and announcements.

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VTC NEXT

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training the next generation of "behind-the-scenes" artists
interested in our intern and mentorship programs for backstage arts? Contact us. 

PAST DREAM VTC SHOWS

VTC KIDS

VTC KIDS teaches our youngest actors to believe in their creative ideas, have the bravery to express them in front of others, and learn to be supportive of their peers. VTC KIDS learn basic theater techniques to communicate characters, feelings, and stories, which will increase their focus and exercise their imaginations. They will develop trust through cooperation and collaboration – learning to accept and build on each other's creative ideas in an atmosphere of DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism and Mentorship. These skills will serve them not just for the stage – but for the stages of life!

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DREAM VTC (TEENS)

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DREAM VTC is tailored for aspiring musical theater professionals. This audition-only program offers an exclusive window into professional rehearsals and performances, guided by seasoned professionals, cultivating an authentic professional experience. Participants, from casting to applause, embrace the demanding rigor of a professional production, often attracting the attention of talent agencies. DREAM VTC SR. both refines musical theater skills and also serves as a launchpad for emerging talents in the field.

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DREAM VTC JR. is open to anyone who wants to register between the ages of 13 - 16. The program is for students who love musical theater and want to continue their exploration of the art form. Instructors delve deeply into the nuances of musical theater, empowering participants to augment their skill set and emerge as more adept practitioners of the genre. Once enrolled, students have the opportunity to audition for specific roles within the production.The spotlight remains on the process, even as the production culminates in full-scale performances.

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VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY

180 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

(862) 205 - 3525

Founded in 2015 by veteran actors and educators Janeece Freeman Clark and Daryl Stewart, Vanguard Theater Company is a unique 501(c)(3) committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM - Diversity Reciprocity Education Activism & Mentorship.

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