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Musical Theater Training Company

The Musical Theater Training Company, a two-week training program, provides pre-professional training for the serious student in American musical theater. Taught by expert faculty, company members train in singing, acting and dance technique in daily classes. They then apply these skills in rehearsals, working toward a polished, final showcase, which is attended by members of Arena Stage's artistic team. Members of this elite ensemble learn the importance of training within their art form, experience the professional rehearsal process within a company, and begin to develop a professional network.

Dates: July 25 - August 5, 2016

No audition required.
Alumni have gone on to star in Arena Stage’s Oklahoma! and Signature Theatre’s Hairspray.


Classes are held on-site in the rehearsal halls of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, where professional productions rehearse. The final showcase will take place in Arena’s newest performance space, the state-of-the-art Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.


Serious, focused students ages 14 - 18.

No audition is required. Company members will be evaluated in dance, singing and acting on the first day.

Check out the Musical Theater Training Company at work!


The Musical Theater Training Company faculty represents the high standards of musical theater and education professionals. All members are returning faculty, have worked regularly on Arena Stage’s mainstage productions, and demonstrate the excellence that comes with arts training.

Brad GardnerBRAD GARDNER (Music Director) most recently was the assistant music director/conductor of Oliver! and Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage. Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include: The Addams Family, Jasper in Deadland, Silence! The Musical. Regionally, he has been a part of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes (Goodspeed), My Fair Lady (Arena Stage), Sense & Sensibility (Denver Center), 9 to 5 (North Shore), and Marvin Hamlisch's The Nutty Professor(TPAC). Besides the Arena Stage Academy, Brad is the music director of several other theatre programs including the Performing Arts Project, and Story Shifters, a program in the New York public school system that brings theatre education to students with autism.

Gerry McIntyreGERRY McINTYRE (Choreographer/Dance Instructor) has been seen on Broadway in a number of shows including Anything Goes, Once on This Island, Chicago, Uptown It's Hot, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a role for which he was one of three Americans chosen to be in the film starring Donny Osmond.

Gerry is also a highly sought after director and choreographer. Major theaters he has worked at throughout the United States include the Lions Theatre (Off-Broadway), Virginia Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Connecticut Repertory, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as well as television programs such as The Rosie O'Donnell Show.

Registration information

July 25 – August 5, 2016
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center
for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
One block from the Waterfront Metro station. Parking is not provided, but can be arranged independently at a neighborhood garage.
A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Financial aid is not available at this time.

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Contact Information

Anita Maynard-Losh
Arena Stage Academy
1101 6th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024

Arena Stage Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational admissions, personnel or financial aid policies.

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