Musical Theater Intensive

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

About the Program
Program Dates
How to Apply
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.

As part of the Goodman’s efforts to help mitigate community spread of COVID-19, the Musical Theater Intensive did not meet in person in 2020 or 2021. The status of the 2022 summer intensive is still pending.


How to Apply

Auditions dates for the 2022 Musical Theatre Intensive are dependent upon our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates will be posted to this page as we learn more.



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

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