Rock Musical Theater Intensive

Monday, July 2, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018 Weekdays 9:30am-4:30pm


(Six show dates/times to-be-announced between 8/2 & 8/12)


Shows being considered include: URINETOWN and ASSASSINS


Rock Musical Theater Intensive is BBS' most popular program, where students aged 13-19 spend a month working on a Broadway-style musical that culminates in fully-staged a production for family, friends, the community, and industry professionals. Past RMTI (or Drama Intensive) productions include 'Heathers The Musical: High School Edition', 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', 'Legally Blonde', 'Pippin', '1776', 'Fiddler On The Roof', 'Les Miserables', and 'Two Gentlemen Of Verona: The Rock Musical Comedy Romance.


Entering its 10th anniversay season, the program is run by BBS Artistic Director Matt Okin and a a staff of other professional teaching artists and special entertainment industry guests!


In this total-immersion, collaborative theater experience, participants receive hands-on instruction in acting, improvisation, voice, dance, stage combat, audition technique and more. Students explore numerous genres of theater as they rehearse and mount an elaborately produced full-length show. Roles are chosen specifically for each participant to showcase his/her/their talents and give each the opportunity to grow over the course of the summer.


Some chosen material may be considered sophisticated, and content warnings for audiences are displayed on all performance publicity materials whenever deemed necessary by the Artistic Director.


Those who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes- design, lighting, management, etc.- are also encouraged to join. As well, we seek one student director (a 12th Grade graduate) and, sometimes, one stage manager for the program. To apply, contact


RMTI is limited to the first 25 performers; other slots are available for behind-the-scenes participants. For those under 13 and over 19 (or otherwise not entering Grade 6 through 12 in September 2018), exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. When it becomes necessary, a waiting list will be formed and any vacated slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.




Admittance to each program requires an audition, with options beginning as soon as March 1, 2018. All registered students are guaranteed a first-choice slot for an audition.




INITIAL REGISTRATION FEE: $50.00 - Please email Matt at, call 201-357-2221, or register online by clicking the "register" button below. Following the initial $50.00 payment, a 50% deposit is required immediately to hold a student's slot. The balance is due by April 15, 2018, which is the only way to assure a student’s spot.




BALANCE: Fee until 3/31/18: $2,550.00 Fee for any remaining slots after 4/1/18: $2,650.00


REFUNDS: There will be no refunds of the deposit. Emergency medical withdrawls can request future BBS credit. The balance is due on or before April 1.


SCHOLARSHIP: Details pending. Info:


AD SALES: Each family is required to sell $100 in Showbill/Program ads per show. These can be one-line, congratulatory “boosters” or business ads. Ad blanks will be available by April 15, 2018.


Food, Emergencies, and Other Important Info:


LUNCH AND SNACKS: Participants have the option to bring their own lunch or purchase provisions in the area surrounding BBPAC. Snacks are included and provided throughout the day, and nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free snacks are always available based on need.


HEALTH AND EMERGENCIES: Physical, emotional and behavioral issues must be indicated upon registering. Sick children should not be sent in that day; those with fever or upset stomach will be sent home and may not return until the next day. There will be no refunds for days missed because of illness. In the event of a medical emergency, BBS will seek immediate medical assistance and will notify the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will be responsible for any expenses incurred on the child’s behalf. If a student requires medication during camp hours, please contact us for the appropriate forms. Procedures must be arranged and agreed to, in writing, before the program starts.


LIMITATION OR LIABILITY: Black Box Studios shall have no liability other than for grossly negligent or willful acts of their agents and employees.


CANCELATION: Black Box Studios reserves the right to cancel the program at any time, if in its sole judgment it is necessary to do so. Every effort will be made to give advance notice in the unlikely event that this becomes necessary. BBS reserves the right to refuse admission or terminate participation by any parent or child, at its sole discretion, for any reason, including without limitation, behavior problems associate with the child or failure by the parent/guardian to pay all fees when due or to comply with the BBS rules, as set forth herein and as modified or supplemented from time to time. There will be no refunds for days missed for suspensions due to behavioral issues.


Any questions? Please email Matt at or call 201-357-2221


Heathers The Musical Cast

The Cast of Heathers The Musical: High School Edition - RMTI 2017