Wilkes University

BFA Musical Theatre

BFA Musical Theatre

To pursue a career in Musical Theatre Performance, you need an education that will help you become exceptionally competitive as a performer.  The right college can make all the difference.Musical Theatre student performing on stage.

You will want to have a strong foundation in music, acting and dance. Wilkes University's BFA in Musical Theatre takes a serious integrative approach to voice, acting, dance and technical theatre within a liberal arts context.

In addition to weekly private voice lessons, Wilkes offers numerous vocal opportunities throughout the year.

Performance Opportunities:

  • Four mainstage shows (two of which are musicals)
  • Faculty directed black box shows
  • Student directed black box shows
  • Sing with our Jazz Band, University Chorus and Chamber Singers.

All levels of dance are offered every semester:

  • Ballet, jazz, tap and modern
  • Classes in choreography
  • Multiple dance opportunities with the resident ballet company

The musicals in our production season range from classics like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” to newer cutting edge offerings such as the difficult and dark neo- Brechtian musical “Adding Machine A Musical”.

Musical Theatre performers in costume. Musical Theatre performers in costume.

Our students have opportunities to perform in every possible setting from intimate cabaret to proscenium – from original works to children’s theatre.  It’s always interesting.

We encourage you to visit Wilkes and see a production. The best show of strength of a school’s program is the quality of production it is ultimately able to produce.   

Come and talk with our students.

It’s a great way to get a feel for Wilkes and whether it’s for you.