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Musical Theatre

Anderson University’s Musical Theatre program promotes strength in singing, dancing, and acting — the three main skills of the musical theatre stage. Students are given a broad musical context from which to grow their performance skills, and our faith-supportive environment adds depth to the emotional expression of our graduates.

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Program Overview

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Why choose AU for musical theatre?

Why choose AU for musical theatre?

  • Optimal size for expanded opportunities. The smaller theatre program at AU translates to small class sizes and multiple performance and backstage opportunities, giving graduates marketability in all areas of the theatre.
  • Classes build upon elements from previous classes. This process assures each graduate a level of competency having mastered a method for their craft.
  • Working with professionals. In addition to instruction by faculty in AU’s theatre program, students work with seasoned industry professionals in Indianapolis and central Indiana.

The musical theatre program at Anderson University is a place where you can develop your acting and directing skills, while also learning about the historical and technical aspects of theatre productions. Performance opportunities each year include two main stage productions, two lyric theatre productions, and two black box productions. In addition to working with our own faculty, students work with a variety of guest artists and guest directors to develop their artistry and enhance their professional skills and connections.

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Classes

Among the classes in both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts are:

  • Voice & Movement for the Actor
  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Voice Lessons
  • Technique classes in Modern Dance, Jazz, and Ballet

View the courses required for the musical theatre major here and here.

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Program Options

Among the classes in both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts are:

  • Voice & Movement for the Actor
  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Voice Lessons
  • Technique classes in Modern Dance, Jazz, and Ballet
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Careers

A musical theatre major can lead to a career as an actor, singer, musician, dancer, choreographer, director, or self-enrichment teacher. We prepare graduates to perform in musical theatre productions through training in acting, singing, and dancing, as well as experience working with choreographers and directors. Our graduates are developed into performers with skills in singing, dancing, and acting that give them a leg up at auditions and as part of casts.

OUR musical theatre FACULTY

Musical Theatre & Opera

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Anthony Bacon

Technical Director, Theatre and Musical Theatre

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Dr. Sarah Ballman

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

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Cindy Collins

Musical Theatre Adjunct Faculty

Rebecca Edie, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Rebecca Edie

Staff Accompanist; Instructor of Piano

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Andre Garner

Musical Theatre Adjunct Faculty

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Laurel Goetzinger

Musical Theatre Adjunct Faculty

Theodore Hicks, employee at Anderson University

Theodore R. Hicks

Assistant Professor of Music

Diana Huntoon, employee of Anderson University

Diana Miles Huntoon

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

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