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Each year, since 2014, ĭmáGen selects a new musical to be presented in concert on the Pasant stage at Wharton Center.

This new musical is workshopped under the guidance of a Broadway-caliber director, two professional actors in leading roles, the creative team of the chosen musical, and the leadership of MSU’s College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

The program becomes a vivid learning experience for both college and high school actors who are cast alongside professionals in the production each year.

High School Students

Auditions for ĭmáGen 2019

High School Students Audition: May 5, 2019

We are excited to announce auditions for ĭmáGen 2019—a unique educational collaboration between Wharton Center’s Institute for Arts & Creativity and MSU’s Department of Theatre in the College of Arts and Letters.

High school students are invited to audition on Sunday, May 5, 2019, for the opportunity to participate, free of charge, in a three-week workshop of this brand-new musical. If your student cannot attend this live audition, we will accept a video audition submitted no later than May 5, 2019.

Rehearsal dates are September 2 through September 19, 2019 at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. The workshop will culminate in two premiere public performances of the work-in-progress September 20–22, 2019 (days and times TBD) on Wharton Center’s Pasant Stage. Rehearsals and performances will not conflict with normal school hours.

Reserve an audition spot

For questions contact Ben English at [email protected] or call (517) 884-3171.


Submissions are currently closed

Previous ĭmáGen musicals

  • 2018 One Good Day 
    Book & Lyrics by Liz Suggs, Music by Rona Siddiqui
  • 2017 We Foxes 
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver 
  • 2016 Temple
    Music by Norman Durkee, Additional Music by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Book and Lyrics by Sylvia Peto
  • 2015 For Tonight
    Music and Lyrics by Shenelle Williams Book by Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Williams and Spencer Williams

Imagen is made possible is part by MSU University Outreach and Engagement.