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Take It From The Top

Join our unique musical theatre workshops taught by a talented team of experienced Broadway professionals. 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, no matter how accomplished or inexperienced you are.

In addition, you will be seen by a top New York casting director, who will give you feedback and professional secrets!

Students will also have an opportunity to have their headshots taken by a top New York résumé photographer at a discounted price (cost is additional to tuition).

Past instructions include:

Laura Bell Bundy – (Co-founder) Tony Award® nominee, Legally Blonde
Paul Canaan – (Executive Director) Kinky Boots, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Billy Porter – Tony Award® winner – Best Actor in a Musical, Kinky Boots
Carlos Encinias – Les Misérables, Scandalous
Kris Koop Ouellette – The Phantom of the Opera
Callan Bergmann – Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Connor Gallagher – (Casting Director / Choreographer) Elf, Tangled
Rachel Hoffman – (Casting Director) Telsey + Company

Summer 2017 Materials

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

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 andprovide students a pathway to attain their highest potential.

Our generous sponsors ensure that the cost of Take It From The Top is as low as possible. We also offer a limited number of need-based scholarships.

Photos by Harley Seeley

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