Applications for Summer 2021 will be available in December 2020

“The MTC program was a great opportunity to learn from seasoned industry professionals. From master classes to understudying in a Mainstage show, I had a clear understanding of what it means to be a successful, working actor!” —Pierre Mballa ‘19

Join BSC this summer for an intensive 10-week pre-professional training program: The Musical Theatre Conservatory (MTC). Earn Equity points and train with top-level New York directors, choreographers and musical theatre writers.


This select ensemble will consist of 18 Performers, one Directing Fellow and one Choreography Fellow.

Work with, and learn from, industry professionals

Gain important experience in a top-notch professional theatre company

Take your performance skills to the next level

“Because of MTC, I’ve noticed a change in my work ethic, my craft and honestly just my well-being and personal health as a young adult. I feel inspired, like a fire has been reignited within me to get out and work. My voice coach and many of my professors have been approaching me telling me that they have noticed an exponential growth from this summer, and I wanted to let you know that I am beyond thankful. I will never forget my time in the Berkshires.” —Paige Ciluffo ‘19

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Develop your abilities through courses taught be seasoned professionals.

MUSIC/VOICE: Specialized instruction in vocal technique, the opportunity to build your repertoire and more! Past instructors include BSC Associate Artist Darren R. Cohen, Tony Award winner William Finn, Anne L. Nathan, Joel Waggoner and Drama Desk Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley. 

ACTING: Scene Study, Shakespearean Drama, Acting the Song, Text Analysis, Improvisation, Commedia dell’Arte and more! Past instructors include Tamara Tunie, Debra Jo Rupp, Alan H. Green, Obie Award winner Rocco Sisto, Tony Award nominee Michael Hayden and BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. 

MOVEMENT: Training may include: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Partnering, Stage Combat and more. Past instructors include Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck, Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Page, Christine O’Grady and Mara Davi.

AUDITIONING: Meet with a casting director, gain professional resources, learn how to build your personal brand and develop audition skills. Past instructors include Pat McCorkle, Mark H. Dold, Alan H. Green and Tony Award winner John Rando. 


Build your resume and gain professional experience in an Equity production rehearsal room while learning from industry experts. 

Directing fellows are assigned to assist the directors of our Mainstage and Stage 2 productions.

Choreography Fellows will assist Emmy Award-winner, Josh Bergasse, on a brand-new musical, as well as help to choreograph/develop independent projects.

All MTC acting students will understudy a role during our 2020 season. There may be opportunities for students to step into roles in our Mainstage production. All students are guaranteed to spend time in rehearsal with seasoned Broadway professionals.

MTC students have understudied or performed in past productions from award-winning creative teams, including:

The Cake
Starring Debra Jo Rupp

West Side Story
Choreographed by Robert La Fosse, Directed by Julianne Boyd

Starring Aaron Tveit, Directed by Julianne Boyd

Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Directed by Joe Calarco

The Pirates of Penzance
Starring Will Swenson, Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando

The Royal Family of Broadway
by Tony Award winners William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (a 2004 BSC premiere), Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando

On the Town
Choreographed by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando. Transferred to Broadway where it received 4 Tony Award nominations

Into the Woods
Starring Mykal Kilgore, Directed by Joe Calarco


In Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Directing Fellows, Choreography Fellows and Performers will work together to create performance projects, such as: 

  • Two cabarets featuring MTC performers
  • Two directing projects lead by directing fellows — one musical and one non-musical


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

Housing Available: Furnished shared housing, including wi-fi, near BSC’s campus.

Free Gym Membership: Includes access to a pool. 

“Barrington Stage is home to some of the best theatremaking in the country. The summer is long, challenging and ultimately rewarding because being a theatre student at Barrington makes you a fly on the wall in some of the coolest rooms, including the creation of new musicals, classic plays and exciting revivals. Barrington truly teaches a young actor the importance of listening.” —Liam Joshua Munn ‘19

Musical Theatre Conservatory