Musical Theatre Production Summer Program for High School Students

Why Take Musical Theatre Production

Experience every step of a musical theatre production, from auditions to the curtain's final fall. Here, you’ll immerse in the world of musical theatre, while honing your performance skills. You long to be a complete performer – a phenomenal singer, dancer, and actor: Interlochen can help you fulfill your potential.

What You'll Learn

Our selective, audition-based program will give you the opportunity to work with a professional creative team to rehearse and perform a full-scale musical theatre production.

You'll be surrounded by students who are just as passionate and committed to developing their craft as you are. Our accomplished faculty bring real-life expertise to the individualized attention they will give you to propel you to the next level of your talent.

As a musical theatre production student, you will participate in:

  • Daily musical theatre production rehearsals where you will work closely with the creative team to bring your production to life
  • Private voice lessons
  • Acting technique class
  • Dance class

Audition Requirements

Program Snapshot
Program Length
6 weeks
Program Dates
  • June 25, 2022 to August 7, 2022
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • January 15, 2022

Meet the Faculty

Our summer program faculty members are experienced theatre professionals as well as devoted educators. Their talent has taken them to stages all over the world. Some also serve on the faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy.

All Faculty

Lynne Church

Lynne Giacalone Church

Instructor of Theatre

Kasia Gneiser

Kasia Gneiser

Instructor of Theatre

Greg Hellems

Greg Hellems

Instructor of Theatre

Daniel Ryan

Daniel P. Ryan

Instructor of Theatre

High School Musical Theatre Production to perform Anything Goes for Camp 2022

Under the direction of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ newly named Director of Musical Theatre Justin Lee Miller, Anything Goes features music by Cole Porter and book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. Other Camp 2022 productions include Treasure Island, Into the Woods, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Learn More

A scene from Interlochen Arts Camp's 2019 production of "9 to 5."

A scene from Interlochen Arts Camp's 2019 production of "9 to 5."

Guest Artists

In past summers, musical theatre production students have learned and collaborated with the following artists:

  • Caroline Aaron, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sleepless in Seattle, Edward Scissorhands
  • Barrett Foa, NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!
  • Rhys Coiro, Entourage, Straw Dogs, The Unborn
  • Robert Davis, University of Hartford
  • Quin Gordon, University of North Carolina School for the Arts
  • Ken Ludwig, playwright and theatre director
  • Brent Wagner, Chair of Musical Theatre at University of Michigan
  • Richard Winkler, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and lighting designer

"Here at Interlochen, it's a place to take risks..."

Learn more about Musical Theatre Production student Paige, who captured the lead in Evita just one summer after not qualifying for the full six-week program. 

Program Highlights

Fully Staged Performances

The summer program ends with a performance in the 952-seat Corson Auditorium. The production enjoys full design and technical support throughout, making it a truly professional experience from start-to-finish.

Recent Productions

  • 9 to 5
  • The Music Man
  • Evita
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Crazy for You
  • Les Misérables
  • Oklahoma!
  • Children of Eden
  • Carousel

Theatre Venues & Facilities

Our campus boasts several state-of-the-art performance venues and facilities. The Harvey Theatre Complex contains classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and a 173-seat theatre. We also have two additional performance spaces, the 952-seat Corson Auditorium and the 170-seat black box Phoenix Theatre. The Mallory Costume Shop and our professional scene shop are state-of-the-art spaces also dedicated to our theatre program. Learn more about all of our facilities and venues.

Additional Opportunities

Interlochen also offers a Musical Theatre program, and a one-week Musical Theatre Audition Intensive. If you're interested in scenery, costumes, lighting, or stage management, you can apply for the Theatre Design & Production program. Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers theatre programs in ActingMusical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Production for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

I first came here when I was 11 years old, and I immediately fell in love. Interlochen prepares you for life in the arts, but it also prepares you for all the kinds of life and social skills you need. I've learned how to go after what I want. I've learned how to take initiative. I've learned how to be fierce, how to be strong. I've learned how to form my own opinions. I've also learned how to be a good person.

Josie, Musical Theatre Production

Studying Theatre at Interlochen

Students come to Interlochen to study theatre because they want to develop their craft so they can express themselves and tell stories as clearly and powerfully as possible.