The Musical Theatre sequence at Illinois State gives you professional training in acting, dance, and music.
Our program teaches you all the allied skills in musical theatre. You'll be able to project yourself through word, song, and action. You’ll gain skills in musicianship and music literacy, get a solid foundation in the art and craft of acting, and learn dance styles and techniques to meet the demands of musical theatre performance.
Our small class sizes and private voice lessons give you the kind individualized attention you need to focus and perfect your craft. We also take a collaborative approach to learning. We listen to each other and build on ideas so everyone can thrive and perform their best.
Point of Pride
Weekly voice lessons, training in dance alongside dance majors, outstanding faculty working in their field.
Why study Musical Theatre?
Musical theatre is one of the most popular forms of theatrical entertainment in the world. It draws audiences and entertainers for theatre, music, and dance.
There are many opportunities in musical theatre. These can include contracts for:
- Regional Theatre
- National and Regional Tours
- Theme Parks
- Cruise Ships
- Theatre for Young Audiences
Musical Theatre at Illinois State prepares you for a successful career. Our training helps you develop all the skills you need to compete for professional musical theatre opportunities. You’ll leave our program with an expressive singing voice that clearly tells a story through song. You’ll also learn how to use your body as an instrument of characterization.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.