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Broadway Theater Workshops
Where your theatrical journey begins
We are a year round theater program in residence at St. Joseph’s Regional High School providing the community with workshops, summer camps, school musicals and drama productions.  Our Goal is to prepare our students to work on stage with passion, confidence, determination and strong performance skills.   We provide a safe, supportive environment with a staff who offer students unique and fun theater training. We help our students develop the three major areas of performance—singing, acting and dance and ensure that at whatever level they arrive, they will be further along when they leave as a result of their camp experience.
Senior Theater Camp
July 23rd—August 3rd
We welcome students (grades 7-12) who want to develop their acting and singing skills and improve their stage presence. During this two week camp, workshops are conducted in acting, dancing (for dancers and non-dancers), speech and diction,improvisation, auditioning, stage combat, and individual voice lessons. Auditions are not necessary
to attend this camp. Campers present our “Musical Revue”, a performance for family and friends at the St. Joseph Regional HS Inserra Theater
on Thursday, July 20th.
Advanced Theater Group
July 23rd—August 3rd(9:00am—4:00pm)
Requires that students (grades 9-12) have previous training and stage experience. Applications and auditions are required for admission to this
advanced program which will develop and challenge
performers to a new level.
Junior Theater.

Junior Theater Camp
July 9th—July 20th (9am—3pm)

Students (grades 3-7) participate in the same activities described in the Senior Theater Camp program
with students their own age and at an age appropriate level. This 2 week program ends with a
demonstration performance (Friday, August 4th).
One week option available.
Performance Camp
Aug 6th-18th (4pm—9pm)
Students (grades 7-12) learn the elements of performing in a musical with blocking, acting
instruction, teaching of songs and dance—all leading to performances for family and friends.
There will be an audition call to determine parts; all students will be integrated into the production.  Roles will be offered to the most qualified students regardless of age. All leads will be double casted for
4 performances.
This year’s production: TBA

John T. Asselta, Director
President and owner of Standing O, LLC, a successful entertainment and special event company, John has produced and directed high school productions for over 40 years; 25 of which have been at St. Joseph Regional H.S. Through Standing O, John has assisted a number of non-profit organizations like Covenant House, raise millions of dollars annually through Neil Berg’s “Night of Broadway Stars”. As Director of Broadway Theater Workshops (a subsidiary of Standing O, LLC), John has worked extensively with children from ages 5 - 19 training them in all aspects of performance. A graduate of Siena College, John was a religion teacher and guidance counselor at Xaverian HS (Brooklyn) and St. Francis Prep (Queens). After working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, coordinating the NY portion of the Labor Day Telethon, John became the Director of Meeting and Travel Services for KPMG where he worked for 23 years.  He then joined the staff at SJR and currently serves as the Director of the Performing Arts. In addition to producing and directing the HS musical, John oversees the chorus and band concerts and produces the annual drama. SJR stage performances have received national recognition (USA Today), Best Leading Actor (Miss Saigon), Best Overall Drama (Montclair University HS Theater Awards), been featured on FOX TV (4 times) been awarded Best HS Musical two times (Metro
Awards) and received the Educational Impact Award (5 times, Paper Mill Rising Stars). In 2012, John was inducted into the SJR HS Hall of Fame.  Our Instructors Are Broadway Professionals.