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 on June 24 and culminates in a final performance on August 15. Participants meet Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm with a one hour lunch break.

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

How to Apply

In addition to filling out the form at the link below, applicants are required to attend an audition at the Goodman on April 18, or April 20, for which they should prepare:

  • A 16-32 bar cut of the song of their choice (not the whole song)
  • An age appropriate, two-minute monologue of their choice 

To audition on April 18 or April 20 students must submit their application by Friday, April 3. Applications submitted after April 3 will not be considered.


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 internshipFill out our online application form to apply.



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

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