Musical Theatre

Supported by both the Music and Theatre Arts departments, this degree offers opportunities and comprehensive training in three areas: acting, voice and dance. We offer an exciting, rigorous preprofessional program that emphasizes both the practical aspects of training for and managing a career in Musical Theatre and the importance of having an established, step-by-step way of doing things.

This program prepares students to pursue their own personal goals, whether they intend to audition professionally or seek a graduate degree. Recent LaGrange College fine arts graduates have gone on to study and perform at Boston Conservatory, Stella Adler Academy, Pace University (home of the Actor’s Studio), SCAD, Columbia University, Second City in Chicago, Dollywood, and Disney.

Musical Theatre

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Musical Theatre students can audition for talent-based scholarships at specific times during fall and spring semesters. To set up an audition, contact:

Lydia Phelps 
706-880-8266
lphelps@lagrange.edu


Meet a Musical Theatre major:



Kelsey Seals: Making musical theatre magic

Kelsey, a junior Musical Theatre major from St. Petersburg, Florida, is the first to tell prospective students about the opportunities that LaGrange College offers musical theatre-minded freshmen. She auditioned for “A Chorus Line” just days after her arrival in 2014, landed a featured role, and then appeared in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that spring. Sophomore year she played Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” which led to her earning the part of The Witch in “Into the Woods” (“My favorite role – ever!”) Kelsey has been singing “since I was in diapers” and attended a fine arts high school, but gives credit for her accelerated growth as an actor/singer to her coaches and mentors at LC. “They inspire me.” she says, “Here, you learn from the best.”

What about facilities?

Price Theater houses a 280-seat performance space, a 60-seat experimental lab theater, a studio classroom, costume shop, scene shop and extensive costume inventory.

The new Music wing within the West Side building includes a 150-seat recital hall, a suite of mixing and editing rooms, acoustically treated studios, spacious smart classrooms, dedicated ensemble rehearsal rooms and a live recording
studio.

The 770-seat Callaway Auditorium is a state-of-the-art concert hall. Besides hosting Musical Theatre performances throughout the year, it serves as the official home for the LaGrange Symphony.


For more information on Musical Theatre contact:

Kim Barber-Knoll
kbarber@lagrange.edu
706-880-8228