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 Music Theatre Area celebrates musical theatre by offering workshops and scholarship opportunities for students nominated for Region 1 productions, as well as all students attending the Region 1 festival.


Richard Maltby, Jr. Program for Musical Theatre Excellence

These closed sessions are for students nominated for their work in Associate and Participating Productions in Region 1. The student nominees will be working with industry professionals and educators in workshops and coachings throughout the week. The Maltby Program nominees will be eligible for the following programs:

  • The Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence
  • Scholarship awards for summer music theatre intensive programs
  • 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.

Opportunities may be provided throughout the festival week, for students to qualify for scholarships to summer music theatre intensive programs. Be sure to check the program festival to stay up-to-date on these opportunities!

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 Area