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Musical Theatre is a concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance degree that rigorously trains students in voice, music, dance, and acting. Up to six students are recruited each year, ensuring they receive critical one-on-one coaching, performance opportunities in main stage productions, and scholarship support.
The Department of Theatre and Dance enhances classroom and ensemble training with new musical theatre development and connections to industry professionals. Master classes in the last two years have featured performers currently working on Broadway or national touring productions of Wicked, Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Billy Elliott, The Lion King, Million Dollar Quartet, Shrek the Musical, A Chorus Line, 9 to 5, Urinetown, and The Phantom of the Opera.
UT Austin is also home to the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop, a three-week summer intensive with notable Broadway professionals.