Event Calendar

Advanced Musical Theatre Workshops

Junior Advanced: for ages 10-15, with a focus on All Shook Up
Advanced: for ages 16-25, with a focus on Urinetown

For students with experience in musical theatre who are ready to deepen their training. Now with smaller classes separated into age groups for maximum attention.

  • Examine all elements of an entire show – voice, acting and dance – in a complete journey into character exploration and development, culminating in an abridged performance
  • Focus on professional aspects of show business
  • Learn audition technique and preparation
  • Head shots and résumés
  • Identify and explore your “type”
  • Receive feedback from a top New York casting director

Audition Requirements

  • 32-bar cut from musical theatre song or pop song with a strong story line
  • Be prepared to dance (have shoes and clothing you can move in)
  • Bring sheet music and/or mp3 or mp4 accompaniment (headphone jack connection to our speakers)
  • Submit photo and résumé (sample)

Audition Dates

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 from 10am-6pm at Wharton Center
Reserve your spot ASAP at [email protected] or (517) 884-3166.

If you cannot attend, please submit your audition electronically to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 12.

Placement will be announced Friday, May 12, via email.

Applicants may enroll in the Pre-Teen/Teen workshops if not placed in an Advanced Workshop.


Classes: July 24-29

  • Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm; BYO lunch.
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm Rehearsal; 1pm Performance

Tuition: $425
Capacity: 20 students each class
Payment Deadline: July 20

Questions? Contact Kris Koop Ouellette at (517) 884-3166 or [email protected].

Registrations are filled on a first come, first served basis for all above classes. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000
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