MTC Theater Programs Mission
MTC's theater program develops young
actors through intensive participation in
small-cast musical and non-musical
productions as well as optional private
lessons. Our directors strive to develop each
child's skills, talent, confidence, and
artistry with each production. For
our directors to accomplish this goal, students
must be open to acing in a variety of roles, practice their lines and songs
in-between rehearsals, arrive prepared and
for each rehearsal, and exhibit excellent classroom
We do not email assignments. All assignments, cast lists,
downloads, performance schedules, and MTC
Players information will be posted on the
Please bookmark and check the
every Tuesday during the class season or you
important information that will affect your
Children should participate in theater
if they are enthusiastic about performing in either
supporting roles, or
ensemble-based roles of male or female
The experience of performing in a variety of
roles is an essential part of developing as an
When and how casting is determined
- Students will receive audition
materials in week 1.
Auditions will be held in week 2.
Casting will be posted on the
Callboard before week 3. Read our
for guidelines on how to discuss casting
outcomes with your child.
- While every student will receive a
named role with spoken lines and
singing, casting is determined based on the director's assessment of
each student's singing and acting
skills, commitment to practicing,
memorization, attendance, and classroom
- There will be no refunds or reconsideration
of roles due to dissatisfaction with casting, line count,
or gender of roles.
Memorization and preparedness for
- Parents are expected to practice with
the student in-between rehearsals and ensure that the student meets
deadlines for assigned lines and songs.
- If a student arrives unprepared
for a rehearsal, the director may ask
the student to observe the rehearsal
rather than participate.
- If memorization assignments are not
a student's lines may be reduced, or
their role may be assigned to an
understudy for the final performance.
Behavior and Attendance
Students are expected to arrive on
time, listen attentively, follow directions,
conduct themselves with maturity, and not be
- Lateness and absences are detrimental to
the entire cast, and are
acceptable only if a valid reason is
provided to the director in advance
(illness, family emergency).
- Missed rehearsals must be made up as
a half-hour private lesson
prior to the next week's rehearsal.
The private makeup lesson cost is
discounted to $20. Missed classes
that are not made up may result in
ineligibility for MTC Players and/or
reassignment of lines.
- Disruptive or inattentive behavior
in class will be given one verbal
warning. If repeated, the child will be
seated to observe the remainder of that
day's class, or may be sent home.
- Repeated lateness, absence, or unacceptable
behavior may result in a student being
assigned to an ensemble-only role or dismissed
from the cast without refund.
Schedules and Registration
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