Musical Theatre

The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or leader in musical theatre. Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theatre is by audition only. Transfer students should audition in the semester before they plan to enter Lees-McRae College. 

FAST FACTS

Musical theatre students are eligible for scholarships provided through the performing arts program.

Three mainstage productions are produced each year as well as student directed scenes.

You'll receive one hour of private voice and a half hour of accompaniment per week during the academic year.

What You'll Study

Acting, dance and voice will be your main areas of study. However, we believe in the well-rounded theatre practitioner, so you will also take classes in technical theatre, management, artistic direction and cultural and historical perspectives. You are also required to complete an intensive course in stage combat.

Beyond the Classroom

Intern with Lees-McRae’s professional Summer Theatre company, travel to England or New York City during our May term and participate in mock auditions in front of multiple professional companies.

You'll also have the opportunity to travel to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) – the largest theatre conference in the U.S. – with faculty and peers to build connections and find employment.

After Graduation

Common Career Areas

Acting
Directing
Educating

Alumni Success

Musical Theatre Department Chair Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts
ELWOOD in the Blues Brother's Show at Universal Studies
ANCHOR in Finding Nemo, the Musical at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom
Director at Quincy Music Theatre
Educator with N.E.W. Musical Theatre Workshops
Feelance Actor

Meet the Faculty

Paul Adamson
Instructor of Music/Accompanist

Danielle Curtis
Associate Professor of Performing Arts; Assistant Dean of Arts, Humanities and Education; Director of Theatre Arts

Michael Hannah
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Performing Arts

Holly Hendricks
Voice Instructor

Scott Koenig
Co-Technical Director in Performing Arts

Stacey Trivett
Adjunct Dance Faculty

Gabriel Vanover
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

Pam Joslin
Operations Manager, Performing Arts Administrative Assistant

Ready to take the next step?

We're glad to hear that! Our admissions office is ready to guide you through the process.