Student Matinee Performances

MTW holds special weekday performances to introduce children to live musical theatre. These programs are offered at little or no cost to schools. We believe that exposure to live theatre is a crucial element of a well-rounded education.

For each age-appropriate mainstage show, Musical Theatre West will present one or two special 10:00 a.m. performances. These shows are free for all LBUSD schools, and only $5 per student for those in other districts. Students are treated to a professional, Broadway-style musical at the Carpenter Center. In many cases, MTW is also able to underwrite the cost of transportation. Educators are provided with a student study guide for each production.

Need financial assistance for your bus? Download a bus request form.

Youth Ambassador Council

Cultivation of the next generation of musical theatre artists, patrons, and innovators.

MTW’s Youth Ambassador Council is a diverse group of passionate and motivated high school students who want to learn the inner workings of professional musical theatre and develop the skills that will prepare them to serve as leaders in the performing arts. The MTW Youth Ambassador Council works hand-in-hand with Musical Theatre West to cultivate and inspire the next generation of theatre enthusiasts and practitioners. The Youth Ambassador Council is a fun way to meet new friends, plan exciting events, and promote musical theatre!

Applications Due by Sept. 23, 2022

Master Classes

Musical Theatre Master Classes provide students of various levels an opportunity to experience direct instruction from professionals considered to be masters in their field. Please check each class description for skill level, teacher bio and content. All Master Classes are currently held at the Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall, located at 7th and Ximeno. Masks are encouraged but not required for vaccinated students. Unvaccinated students should continue to wear masks. . For more information, please email our Education Outreach Coordinator at, or call at (562) 856-1999 x241.

Upcoming Master Classes

April 9, 2022  |  10a – 12p  |  Teacher: Roger Castellano

May 21, 2022  |  10a – 12p  |  Teacher: Dana Solimando

Class prices are $20 each when pre-paid, or $25 at the door. Need-based scholarships are available. email: to learn more.

Free Traveling Productions

MTW produces educational theatre for school and community tours.  These free productions are tailored to fit within a standard 45-minute classroom session and to include age-appropriate topics from the standard curriculum.

New show dates for Spring 2022 coming soon

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