Half-Day Program in Musical Theatre Performance

Half-Day Program in Musical Theatre Performance

Arts Umbrella’s half-day professional training program in Musical Theatre Performance supports those training as a ‘triple-threat,’ providing intensive instruction, professional coaching and mentorship, and performance opportunities throughout the year for students in grade 8+

Audition Process

Auditions are now closed for the 2022/23 school year. Auditions for 2023/24 will begin in January 2023.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email Erika Babins, ebabins@artsumbrella.com, for more information.

If you would like to be considered for the Professional Training Program in Musical Theatre Performance you must prepare a song from the Musical Theatre canon. Make sure you have sheet music to bring with you to your audition. Sheet music can be found in hard copy at libraries, or online at resources including composer’s personal websites, musicnotes.com, and sheetmusicdirect.com


Learn this dance combo posted posted on Vimeo (password: PPTP2022). For rehearsal purposes, “Seize the Day” from “Newsies” can be found on Youtube and Spotify (the combo starts at around 4:40). Music will provided at the audition.

Our Training

  • 20 to 25 hours per week of professional teaching artist and guest artist instruction
  • Advanced instruction in singing and musicianship, acting tools and techniques, and Broadway-style jazz dance
  • A private voice lesson every week
  • Performance opportunities, including at least one full-length musical each year
  • The tools to help you prepare mentally and physically for the demands of a career in the performing arts
  • Tuition cost of $7,800 includes all instructional hours, rehearsals, technical rehearsals, performance fees, and production costs.


With more options than ever to support online and distributed learning, it has never been easier to combine high-level performing arts training and academics.

Many students will choose to attend Magee Secondary School’s SPARTS program. Other options include King George Secondary, home schooling, and distributed learning. For the 2022-2023 school year, the Province of British Columbia will launch a new Learning Management System to help more kids learn independently from wherever they are.

Sample Schedule

The really wonderful thing about Arts Umbrella is how practical it is. When I came to Post-Secondary training, I felt like I knew some of the expectations and was therefore able to exceed them, because I’d had this practice.

—Bonnie Duff – Musical Theatre Program, 2010-2015

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