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Musical Theatre

Musical theatre oppotunities at Baylor University Theatre include:

Our annual mainstage musical. This professional-grade production usually occurs in the fall and features some of the most jaw-dropping technical elements of the year, including stunning costumes and breathtaking scenery. Due to high demand for tickets from both Baylor students and the Waco community (not to mention proud parents!), we offer twice as many performances of the musical as any other show. Musicals from recent years include Gypsy, the university world premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Bye Bye Birdie, and one of the first university productions of Urinetown: The Musical. This year's musical is Thoroughly Modern Millie!

Louise Gerhards and Adam Garst - Bye Bye Birdie - 2008
Urinetown: The Musical - 2008
Jeff Wittekiend, Danielle Hawthorne, and John Ruegsegger - Urinetown: The Musical - 2008
Sam Hough, Amanda Capshaw, and Company - Urinetown: The Musical - 2008
The Drowsy Chaperone - 2009
Gypsy - 2010

Clayton Ellis and Company - Bye Bye Birdie - 2008
Toni Portacci and Brandon Woolley - The Drowsy Chaperone - 2009
Sarah Smith - Gypsy - 2010
Hannah Brake - Gypsy - 2010
John Ruegsegger, Danielle Hawthorne, and Adam Garst - The Drowsy Chaperone - 2009

Musical Theatre Workshop, an intensive taught by Baylor Theatre voice coach Melissa Johnson and accompanist Guillherme Almeida. Students in this advanced course prepare, perform, and perfect a variety of selections from musicals of various time periods and genres. In addition to preparing students for professional work in musical theatre, members of Musical Theatre Workshop perform their favorite solos, duets, and group numbers for the entire department at the end of each semester.

Musical Theatre Workshop - 2011
Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Kelsey Ervi, Hannah Brake, and Victoria Teague - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Sarah Winter and Josh Gonzales - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Josh Gonzales and Sarah Winter - 2010
Hannah Brake, Sarah Smith, and Victoria Teague - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2011

Meg Sullivan and Francisco Lopez - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2011
Sarah Smith, Emily Smith, and Adam Garst - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Sarah Smith and Josh Gonzales - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Hannah Brake and Victoria Teague - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Andrew Dilday and Adam Garst - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010
Brandon Woolley - Musical Theatre Workshop - 2010

Musical theatre scenes and one-act projects, offered throughout the semester and directed by both undergraduates in the Advanced Directing class and graduate students pursing the MFA in Directing.

Stephen Hersack, Chris Ramirez, and Zack Zoda - The Adding Machine - 2010
Andrew Dilday and Richard Ross - Bat Boy: The Musical - 2010
Adam Garst and Company - Hair - 2008
Brandon Woolley, Adam Garst, and Company - Hair - 2008
Adam Garst, Toni Portacci, Amanda Capshaw, and Zach Krohn - Godspell - 2009
Emily Smith and Braeden Ayers - Triumph of Love - 2009
Victoria Teague and Andrew Dilday - I Love You Because... - 2009
Kelly Nickell, Zack Zoda, Steven Hersack, and Morgan Speed - The Adding Machine - 2010

Clayton Ellis - See What I Wanna See - 2008
Adam Garst - Godspell - 2009
Morgan Speed - The Adding Machine - 2010
Josh Gonzales, Sarah Smith, Francisco Lopez, and Emily Smith - Next to Normal - 2009

Individual voice classes, also taught by voice coach Melissa Johnson and accompanist Guillherme Almeida. These 30-minute one-on-one sessions occur weekly to help students select pieces to prepare and hone their skills. Mrs. Johnson has experience working with students of all skill levels, allowing her to assist beginners and show-stoppers alike improve their singing ability.