The pinnacle of performance

Starting Fall 2022

FLC students performing The Pirates of Penzance

Sing and dance and act all at the same time. Musical theatre asks a lot from its performers and offers you a broad range of expression on the stage. In this program, you’ll study the art of acting out a song and styling your voice to meet the demands of both song and acting. You’ll take dance classes and private voice lessons to ensure that you are supported in developing the skills to get you on stage. At FLC, you’ll get all this in a Bachelor of Arts program, as opposed to a BFA, thus offering you an education with a broad and widely applicable foundation. Musical Theatre is also offered as a minor, should your primary focus lie elsewhere.

Applying to Musical Theatre

FLC students in a musical theatre performance

To be considered for this program, you’ll audition in person or by video. To join the program in Fall 2022, audition in the spring:

  • Saturday, February 5, 2022
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Saturday, April 1, 2022

Schedule an audition

To schedule an on-campus audition or to submit an audition video, please email Dr. McKelvey at memckelvey@fortlewis.edu

In-Person Audition Requirements

  • A 16-32 bar cut of a (1) musical theatre song written before 1965 and a (2) musical theatre song written from 1965 to today. 
  • One contemporary monologue, one to two minutes in length.
  • There will also be a Dance Audition. Please bring dance clothes and the appropriate footwear.

Video Audition Requirements

  • A 16-32 bar cut of a (1) musical theatre song written before 1965 and a (2) musical theatre song written from 1965 to today. 
  • One contemporary monologue, one to two minutes in length.
  • One minute to ninety seconds of dance to show technique and ability.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for a Performance Scholarships once you have been admitted into FLC and have completed a successful audition. Apply early and be admitted prior to March 15, 2022 for priority consideration.