*May 28 – August 12, 2017

Seeking 16 Performers and 4 Directors or Choreographers.

Join Barrington Stage Company this summer for our intensive 10-week pre-professional training program – Musical Theatre Conservatory (MTC). The MTC program offers theatre students training in the areas of performance, direction, and choreography. Students also have the opportunity to earn Equity Points and train with top-level New York directors, choreographers, and musical theatre writers.

Performers will understudy in one of our Mainstage productions, and have performance opportunities in two cabarets, as well as a festival of new works in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret.

Directors/Choreographers will assist the creative team(s) on our mainstage productions, have opportunities to develop/direct independent projects, and direct a cabaret and an evening of new Musical Shorts in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. 

BSC’s Musical Theatre Conservatory is a tuition based program. Program cost is $3950 including housing ($3000 without housing). Scholarships available to qualifying participants.

Additional program benefits include free tickets to BSC shows, ticket exchange offers from other popular Berkshire Cultural Institutions, complimentary gym membership, and invitations to company parties and special events.

For any questions please contact Tim Paré, Director of Education at Barrington Stage Company.

Download the 2017 MTC Application.

*Dates are subject to change based on BSC’s 2017 production calendar.

TRANSFORM your abilities through courses taught by BSC associate artists, guest artists and more!

MUSIC/VOICE: Specialized Instruction in Vocal Technique, various vocal styles (Pop/Rock, Contemporary, Legit), Repertoire Building, and more! Past training from Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, Darren R. Cohen, Leslie Kritzer, and Annie Golden.

ACTING: Scene Study, Monologue Coaching, Acting the Song, On-Camera, Text Analysis, Improvisation, Devising, and more! Past training from Tamara Tunie, Debra Jo Rupp, Tony winner William Finn, Tony nominee Michael Hayden, and Julianne Boyd.

MOVEMENT: Training in Ballet, Contemporary, Partnering, Fosse, as well as Pilates, Yoga, and Audition Preparation. Past training from Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse, Tony nominee Tony Yazbek, Christine O’ Grady, and Jay Armstrong Johnson.

INDUSTRY: Meet with casting directors, build a personal website, professional resources for actors and developing your personal brand. Past training from Pat McCorkle, Mark H. Dold, Stephanie Yankwitt, André Ware, and Tony winner John Rando.

ACHIEVE professional experience in performing new and existing works for BSC audiences in Mr. Finn’s Cabaret.

In 2016, Musical Theatre Conservatory students premiered Let the Sunshine Inan original cabaret celebrating musicals of the 1960’s. Apprentices work on the development of new material with our showcase of musical shorts, highlighting the work of emergent musical theatre writers.

ENGAGE with industry professionals while understudying in one of our Mainstage production.

Earn EMC Points.

Directors and Choreographers are assigned to assist the creative teams on our Mainstage productions.

In 2016, students understudied roles in the developing musical Broadway Bounty Hunter, written by Joe Iconis, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and Lance Rubin.

Students were also members of the vocal ensemble of The Pirates of Penzance directed by Tony winner John Rando and choreographed Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse, while others understudied in our award-winning productions of Jihae Park’s Peerless and Nina’s Raine’s Tribes.


Master Classes – Apprentices are invited to participate in master classes taught by visiting artists.

Audition Workshops – participate in workshops built to simulate professional auditions and receive feedback to develop your practice.

Repertoire Building – expand your audition repertoire with guidance from professionals.

One-on-Ones – meet with casting specialists, directors, designers, producers and BSC staff members to build your professional network.

Free tickets through our BSC Ticket Exchange with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, Shakespeare and Company, Jacob’s Pillow and MORE!

Housing – Furnished shared housing (two per room), including wifi.

Gym membership included with access to pool.

EVERYONE applying to the program must complete an application and submit the following:

  • Headshot
  • Performance Resume or Directing/Choreography Resume
  • One letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your work
  • One page essay to include why you want to participate, what your strengths are and what you’d like to focus on
  • YouTube Link (Please upload your file as an Unlisted link on YouTube)

If applying for Musical Theatre Conservatory as a PERFORMER: 

  • 1 minute contemporary monologue
  • Two musical selections – a ballad and an up-tempo – from the musical theatre canon with accompaniment (no acapella singing)

If applying for Musical Theatre Conservatory as a DIRECTOR or CHOREOGRAPHER: 

  • Three minute selection of your work

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Download the 2017 MTC Application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Limited space available. Participants are selected through a highly competitive application process and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, email all materials to