Musical Theatre

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 is pleased to offer musical theatre as an official area of festival programming. The goal of the musical theatre area is to celebrate and recognize outstanding work in musical theatre that is done throughout the region over the course of the year. The musical theatre area hopes to offer educational opportunities at festival for both students and faculty to further their knowledge and appreciation of this artform. The musical theatre area includes the following programs:

  • The Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence
  • The Maltby Award Musical Theatre Showcase
  • Musical Theatre & Dance Workshops and Master Classes

Additional Musical Theatre Events & Opportunities

We will continue to offer workshops in musical theatre audition technique, song preparation, directing, musical theatre dance and directing for the musical stage. If students would like to see specific musical theatre workshops at festival, please email suggestions to the musical theatre chair or vice-chair.

If you are a previous musical theatre nominee or a student who simply loves musical theatre and wants to be involved, Musical Theatre is looking for student coordinators to help organize musical theatre events at festival and be the student face of musical theatre at festival to help students get involved and answer questions that students may have. If you are interested, please emall the Chair of Musical Theatre:

Jessica Corbin
Chair of Musical Theatre Initiative