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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 2024 session of MTI will run Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-5pm at Goodman Theatre. The program begins on Monday, June 24 and will culminate with a final performance on Monday, August 12.

How To Apply

Auditions for the MTI program will take place on Saturday, May 4 at the Goodman Theatre located at 170 N. Dearborn St. If unable to attend, self-tape auditions are also acceptable and must be submitted to by 11:59pm on Saturday, May 4. Please label all video files as FIRST_LAST NAME with subject line “MTI 2024.”

Each applicant should prepare the following for their audition:

  • A 16 – 32 bar cut of the song of your choice (not the whole song). Applicants should be prepared to sing unaccompanied or with a pre-recorded track.
  • An age appropriate, two-minute monologue of your choice.

Please fill out the audition form using the link below. In addition to providing some basic information, be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your interests in theatre?
  • Why do you want to explore them here at the Goodman?
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in the Musical Theatre Intensive this summer?

Applications close on Tuesday, April 30 at 11:59pm.




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


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