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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.


Submissions are now open for 2019. Deadline is December 15th.

Middle and High School Students

Auditions for ĭmáGen 2018

High School/Middle School Students Audition: April 28 or 29, 2018

We are excited to announce auditions for ĭmáGen 2018—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 Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018, 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 April 29, 2018.

Rehearsal dates are August 31 through September 21, 2018 at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. The workshop will culminate in two premiere public performances of the work-in-progress September 21–23 (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 Alisa Hauser at [email protected] or call (517) 884-3171.

Previous ĭmáGen musicals

  • 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.