MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY
Please check out your child's class time in their schedule below:
What is Musical Theatre?
Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through these three performance genres. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals. The Musical Theatre Program at BAPA is an exciting and fun choice for any performer, with lots to choose from! We ask that all students have a passion for at least one of the skill areas, acting, singing, dance (jazz and/or tap) and they will receive training in all three! There are so many wonderful options to choose from at BAPA for Musical Theatre. Musical Theatre is Miss Marsha’s passion so there really is something for everyone!
MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAMS OPTIONS
MUSICAL THEATRE SHOW COMPANY (MTSC) 2 Shows & Recital
This is an exciting and fun choice for any performer, you get to take classes and perform on stage. We have two shows per season - a Fall and Spring Musical. The Fall show splits the companies by age, we have a Junior Company Musical (ages 5 - 12 years) and a Senior Company Musical (ages 13 through adult).
The Spring Musical is a HUGE affair - everyone gets to perform together and we always choose an epic musical extravaganza… past shows include Shrek, Les Miserables, Addams Family, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Into the Woods, Oliver, Seussical, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast amongst others.
Our Musical Theatre Classes are a terrific way for your actor to really learn their craft. Once you join us in Musical Theatre Company, you will feel that you are part of a family. We work in a very holistic fashion all students are equally valued, all performers will have an opportunity to SHINE! We aim to raise students skills levels, confidence, improve their ability to work as part of a team, whilst all the time they are having fun! Ultimately it’s all about stage time, being in the show, becoming a star!
MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION (MTC) Access Broadway
MTC - Access Broadway National Award Winning Musical Theatre Company
CLASSES: Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 5 - 8 years / 5:00 - 6:30 9 - 12 years / Teens 6:30 - 8:30
Entry into MTC Company is by audition, this involves dancing and singing. Everyone takes part in a dance call and students can choose their own song to sing. Competition classes take place on Wednesdays, and are grouped by age. You do not have to be a member of Musical Theatre Show Company to participate in Competition, although often students take part in both. You do have to absolutely LOVE musical theatre; students often have one skill area that is stronger than the others, but once in our program you will be shocked by how much progress you can make! All Competition students must take at least one dance class.
Each class will perform 2 - 3 group pieces at the Access Broadway Competition, which takes place here in Atlanta in March each year AND our Recital in May. In addition to taking the competition class students must also take one dance technique class, this can be jazz, tap, modern, ballet. We have lots of opportunities for your performer to advance their triple threat skills!
MTC started competing in 2013. In 2016 we took 60 students to nationals in New York City and performed on Broadway, at a theatre right in the heart of Times Square; right next door to the Lion King! What an incredible once in a lifetime experience, our students as always were exceptional.
I am thrilled to say we went on to win Access Broadway National Competition in 2017!
This season promises to be the best yet; it will involve hard work, but great rewards and progress are the results!
JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL (JTF) MLK Weekend, Atlanta.
Please contact Marsha@bapa.us for info.
WHAT IS JTF? In essence, it is a two-day musical theatre festival with 6,000+ participants.
Actors perform one show, it has to be a Junior show we have performed and they present a 15-minute version. This is adjudicated by 2 professionals in the industry who give immediate feedback, and workshop sections of the show. Actors then have a debrief to discuss their experience.
In addition, actors attend the following workshops: dance/acting/vocals. They have the option to attend theatre technical workshops, and there are numerous shows, discussions, demos, karaoke, discos etc. throughout the weekend. They will see performers from Broadway, see talks given by composers, dancers, playwrights, producers… this really exposes your child to every area of the industry. It is a festival like no other, and incredible experience your child will remember forever!
Watch these short videos for more info:
WHAT IS JTF? - WATCH THIS CLIP
JTF 2019 - WATCH THIS CLIP
JTF 2022 - Info CLICK HERE
Check examples of our performances and clips from classes on our youtube channel!
The Musical Theatre Staff :
Miss Marsha - Artistic Director - teaching, Acting, Musical Theatre, Voice, and Stage Direction.
Mr Timothy - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acting, Vocals.
Miss Amanda - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acting, Vocals.
Mr Dion - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acting, Vocals.
Miss Jey - Tap.
Mr David - Vocals.
Come Audition - ask us how!
Musical Theatre Auditions
We hold auditions throughout the season, please contact us for more information. Auditions are for shows, festivals, compeitions etc. There is so much on offer, there really is a great performance opportunity for everyone.
Auditions Preperation - need help.
We also have expert audition coaches who can guide you through the audition process offering 1-2-1 training.
College audition, show auditions, auditioning for TV, ask us about private lessons.
Private Lessons - pricing starts at $30 for 30 mins / $50 for 60 mins
Musical Theatre Program Options
MTSC - Musical Theatre Show Company performs three times per season, a Fall Musical, a Spring Show, our Annual BAPA Recital - May.
MTC - Musical Theatre Competition competes in March in Atlanta, and performs at our Annual BAPA Recital - May.
JTF - Junior Theatre Festival - MLK weekend - January, Atlanta, and in our Annual BAPA Recital - May.
MTC - Workshop - Weekly classes - and in our Annual BAPA Recital - May.
BAPA Broadway - perfect your skills - take weekly private lessons and you can opt to compete and perform in our Annual BAPA Recital - May.
Entry is by audition:
5 - 8 year olds, group audition no solo pieces are required, but are optional.
9 - 12 year olds, group auditions and one solo piece either song or monolgue.
Teens audition with both a song and monolgue.
You need to come prepared to have fun and take part in our group auditions, we will expect all participants to sing, dance and act. Solo audition pieces should be only from musical theatre shows, and approx. 2 minutes, please have all accompanying music on a device or know your link info. Please come wearing jazz dance shoes, and clothes that you can move easily in.
BAPA Musical Theatre Company Show Dates
Musical Theatre Show Company
All Together Now - Sewell Mill Black Box Theatre, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
10 - 14th November 2021
Musical Theatre Competition Company - Access Broadway
25 - 27th Feb
The Venue Theatre at Friendship springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Musical Theatre Show Company
Spring Show (TBA) - J.T Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060
12 March 2022 - dress rehearsals 8 - 10 March (times TBC)
EVERY ONE! BAPA Annual End of Season Recital
14 May 2022 - dress rehearsals 10 - 13 May (times TBC)
J.T Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060