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Take It From The Top

Save the date for Take It From The Top, July 22-27, 2019. Registration will be available starting March 1, 2019.

Imagine your child sharing the stage with Broadway stars and future Tony Award winners.

Our Take It From The Top musical theater workshops are taught by a vibrant, talented team of experienced Broadway professionals who take time out of their shows and schedules to come to East Lansing and engage with local students.

Carefully selected to provide a safe and invigorating atmosphere for the study of voice, acting and dance, our teaching artists are leaders in the performance field and will advance your skills, regardless of your current level of experience.


Join Take It From The Top founder Paul Canaan, Associate Choreographer of Broadway’s Anastasia Adam Cates, and tour cast members for an exciting morning of master class sessions, followed by Anastasia live on the Wharton Center Stage.

Participants will strengthen their skills in singing, dancing, and acting while learning material straight from Anastasia. A talkback session with cast members after the performance will give participants the opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional actor on a major national tour.

  • January 19, 2019 from 10am-4:30pm
  • Cost per participant: $185 (includes lunch and ticket to Anastasia matinee)
  • This program is open to students ages 14-18.
  • Limited to 60 participants, registration will close on January 3, 2019

Questions? Please contact Kelly Stuible-Clark at [email protected] or (517) 884-3166.

Take It From The Top is a national arts alliance dedicated to providing quality education enrichment through music, dance and theatre to students and other organizations worldwide. Our primary goal is to serve as a catalyst for creativity for aspiring artists through professional mentoring, workshops and structured programs that will inspire confidence and provide students a pathway to attain their highest potential.

Our generous sponsors ensure the cost of Take It From The Top is as low as possible.

Take It From The Top is made possible in part by Karyn’s Dance Place, Inc. with additional support provided by John and Ethel Anthony; Linda Arens; and Bonnie Knutson.

Photos by Harley Seeley