Musical Theatre

  • Musical Theatre

    Musical Theatre Program Description & Curriculum

    Pinellas County Center for the Arts




    Musical Theatre Major Program of Study – PCCA Courses Only



    ____    Acting I

    ____    Musical Theatre I (includes Applied Voice, half hour, every other week)

    ____    Stagecraft I

    ____    Dance Techniques I



    ____    Acting II

    ____    Musical Theatre II (includes Applied Voice, half hour, weekly)

    ____    Music Theory I

    ____    Dance Techniques II



    ____    Acting III

    ____    Musical Theatre Workshop (dual-enrollment course, requires PERT score, includes Applied Voice, half hour, weekly)

    ____    Theatre History & Literature I

    ____    Directing



    ____    Acting IV Honors (includes Senior Project)

    ____    Musical Theatre Workshop (dual-enrollment course, requires PERT score, includes Applied Voice, one hour, weekly)

    ____    Theatre History & Literature II Honors

    ____    Choral Ensemble



    Musical Theatre Program Description


    Applied Voice. Students will receive private vocal instruction on the following schedule:

                Freshmen: half hour, every other week (0.25 hours per week)

                Sophomores: half hour, every week (0.5 hours per week)

                Juniors: half hour, every week (0.5 hours per week)

                Seniors: one hour, every week (1.0 hours per week)


    FVA, NATS, & Thespians. Various vocal and acting competitions hosted by the Florida Vocal Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the International Thespian Society are offered by audition throughout the year. Student participation in some of the local level competitions is required.


    Broadway Star of the Future. While technically not limited to musical theatre majors, this competition is hosted by the Straz Center and functions as the preliminary audition for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (“The Jimmys”) in New York City. For each of our mainstage musical productions, roles that are identified by the Nederlander Organization as eligible roles for a Jimmy Award will be announced at the time of auditions. Students who win an award for Best Actor or Actress in a Musical at the Broadway Star of the Future Awards at the Straz are automatically nominated for a Jimmy Award and spend a week in New York City working with Broadway professionals culminating in a performance at the Minskoff Theatre (current home to The Lion King on Broadway).


    Straz Center Student Discount Tickets. Tickets to Broadway touring productions at the Straz are available to PCCA students and their families at a severely discounted rate. Rear orchestra seats in Morsani Hall begin at $47.00 per seat. The 2018-2019 season includes:

                The Play That Goes Wrong, October 2018

                Hamilton*, February 2019

                Dear Evan Hansen, April 2019

                Anastasia, May 2019

                Come From Away, June 2019

    *Hamilton tickets will not be discounted according to the student pricing guide.


    Walt Disney World Theatre Workshops. Disney Youth Programs offers workshops in acting and technical theatre taught by teaching artists, many of whom are equity or professional Disney actors and technicians, in their Orlando theme parks and resorts. Students participate in a workshop with these industry professionals and then are invited to spend the day in one of their iconic parks.


    Southeastern Theatre Conference. This professional theatre conference includes opportunities for juniors and seniors in high school to audition for hundreds of colleges, as well as participate in a variety of workshops led by college professors, industry professionals, and working actors. The 2019 conference is in Knoxville, Tennessee.


    Florida Theatre Conference. Similar to SETC but limited to schools in Florida, this conference allows students to compete in a one-act festival, as well as audition for a panel of Florida colleges and universities.

  Classroom Workshops. PCCA Seniors travel to New York City in the spring where they will spend a week seeing shows on Broadway, touring museums, and taking classes with working professionals on Broadway. This experience is essential to prepare students for pre-professional work and training. Financial assistance and planning is available.