Take the Stage in a Variety of Productions
There is virtually no limit to your involvement in productions at Luther. Join full-scale musicals, black box productions, and more. Pursue opportunities to be on stage as part of a play, music ensemble, or opera.
Individual Practice with Faculty
Expand your performance skills by taking private lessons with our musical theatre faculty.
Join One of Many Performing Arts Clubs
Hone your skills as an actor, singer and dancer in one of our student-run clubs. SPIN Theatre Company produces musicals, cabarets, and plays throughout the year. ORCHESIS stages dance events each year. TOP BANANA puts on improv theatre events. There are also several student-run a cappella groups.
What You’ll Learn
The musical theatre minor blends fundamental aspects of our music and theatre programs. It also includes specialized musical theatre courses to help you develop as a performer.
Course work includes:
- Singing for musical theatre
- History of musical theatre
- Music theory
Careers and Outcomes
Luther musical theatre alumni go on to pursue a variety careers as well as graduate study. Most directly, the musical theatre minor prepares graduates for job opportunities in the performance arts.
- Music performance
- Theatre management
Luther’s theatre department produces one musical theatre production each year. Join students interested in music, theatre, and dance and put on a spectacular performance. Recent productions include: Heathers: The Musical, Chicago, and musical theatre cabaret events.
Center for the Arts
Musical theatre minors spend a lot of time in our Center for the Arts (CFA). The building houses the art, dance, and theatre programs, creating a collaborative atmosphere. You’ll have access to many state-of-the-art facilities, including:
- Flexible 225-seat theatre
- Spacious scene shop next to the theatre
- Dressing room with showers
- Green room with kitchenette
- Costume shop equipped with domestic and industrial machines and a dye vat
- Two sun-filled performance and practice studios