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

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The Goodman’s Musical Theater Intensive (MTI) is an entirely FREE, seven-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 2023 session of the Musical Theatre Intensive will run Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9am-5pm. The program begins on June 19 and culminates with a final performance on August 7, time TBD.

Applications are now open for our third and final round of auditions, which will take place virtually. Young people interested in the Musical Theatre Intensive should record two videos:

  • A 16-32 bar cut* of a song of your choice
  • An age appropriate, 1-2 minute monologue of your choice

After filling out the form below, you will receive a link with further instructions about how to upload your video audition.

The final deadline to apply to the Musical Theatre Intensive is Friday, June 2.

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


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