Our Musical Theatre Companies
We have two different Musical Theatre Companies, which offer three productions per year (Spring, Summer, and Fall). These are tuition-based programs; limited financial needs-based scholarships are available.
Youth Musical Theatre Company
For Ages 5 through 12
No Audition Required - Everyone Welcome
This company performs “Broadway Junior” type shows, which are slightly shortened versions of original Broadway productions. This is a less-intensive program that typically rehearses 3 hours per week (Saturdays, 10am - 1pm), with three performances at the end of 12+ weeks. The venue for the performance varies, depending on availability of local theatres/auditoriums.
Students in our Youth Musical Theatre Company get to experience high-quality sets, lighting, sound and costumes. No prior musical theatre experience is necessary and no audition is required to join this company. Casting takes place within the first few weeks, allowing children to relax and demonstrate their abilities in a non-stressful setting.
Premier Musical Theatre Company
Generally for ages 8 through 18 (specific age range varies based on show)
Audition Required - All Experience Levels Accepted - All Will Be Cast in the Show
This company puts on full-length musicals, with Broadway-quality costumes and professional-quality sets, lighting and sound. This a more intensive program.
For the Spring and Fall productions, this group rehearses three times a week (Tues & Thurs 6 – 9pm, Sat 1 – 4pm), for eight to ten weeks, ending with three performances in the James R. Armstrong Theatre in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
The Summer production is an intensive, five-week day camp program, Mon – Fri , 1 – 5pm, followed by four performances. The venue for the performance varies, depending on availability of local theatres/auditoriums. Auditions are required for casting purposes. All who audition will be cast in the program. No previous musical theatre experience required.
The educational focus for both our musical theatre companies is to provide students with a strong foundation in all elements of musical theatre. Our directors have incredible training and many years of experience, both as performers and educators. During the rehearsal process, students are taught theatre terminology, acting, character development, dance, vocal exercises and techniques, and theatre games designed to foster self-confidence and creative expression. A positive, nurturing environment is an essential element of our program.