Musical Theater Intensive

A FREE eight-week theater intensive for students at the Goodman

About the Program
Program Dates
How to Apply
Intern at the Goodman
Past Performances

The Goodman's Musical Theater Intensive (MTI) is an entirely FREE, eight-week pre-professional program, introducing and supplementing the musical theater knowledge of 14 to 18-year-old students in the Chicago metropolitan area. Held at the Goodman, this program gives students the opportunity to learn skills from local theater professionals as they enter the rigorous world of musical theater performance.

MTI acquaints students to the demanding lifestyle of performers as they refine their skills in:

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Storytelling
  • Ensemble Work

Designed to build spaces that validate the voices of its participants and examine their own potential for creativity, MTI introduces students to the essential elements of the creation of musical theater, culminating in a performance on the Goodman’s stage. This ensemble-building program invites students to look beyond the lights and sounds of Broadway to the social, political, and cultural implications of musical theater.

Program Dates

The Musical Theater Intensive is an eight week program, which begins in late June and ends in August. Dates for the 2020 summer intensive are pending.

Students must be have reliable transportation and be available all eight weeks of the programs to participate.

How to Apply

Auditions for the 2020 Musical Theatre Intensive will take place on March 7th, April 18th, or April 20th. Applications will open in December 2019.

Intern at the Goodman

Were you a student in Goodman Theatre's summer programs? Past participants of PlayBuild Youth Intensive are given preference when they apply for the Goodman's summer teaching internship. Applications for summer teaching internships will open in December 2019.



Watch the full length performance of the 2019 final performance: Beyond Summer, Beyond Love.

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