Musical Theatre

In many ways, musical theatre is the ultimate collaboration opportunity for theatre artists, requiring the director to accurately portray their vision to the cast, designers, musical director, musicians, stage managers, and stage crew as they work together to fulfil it.

Students granted entrance to Level One of WCSPA are guaranteed casting in the Level One musical and will work with the director, choreographer, and music director to prepare for their audition and performance. 

Cinderella
Beauty and the Beast

In the Upper Levels, musical theatre opportunities include competing at the Michigan Thespian Festival, performing in a cabaret-style musical revue, or joining the cast of a fully produced musical. Casting in the upper levels is awarded by audition only and a role is not guaranteed.

Curriculum Outline

Please note that Musical Theatre education at WCSPA takes place mostly within the process of rehearsing and producing musicals and students will not necessarily take part in every musical or receive private instruction from a music teacher.

Level 1

  • Decoding the Libretto
  • Scales and Vocal Warmups
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance
  • Singing with Accompaniment
  • Musical Theatre for a Young Audience
Dora the Explorer: Live! Onstage
Singin’ in the Rain

Levels 2/3/4

  • Vocal Music Auditioning
  • Dance Auditioning
  • Opportunity to Perform in Mainstage Musicals
  • Opportunity to Compete at Thespian Festival in Musical Theatre