Student Matinee Performances

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

For each age-appropriate Mainstage show, Musical Theatre West will present one or two special 10:00 AM performances. 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 also sent 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 theatre!

Applications Due by Oct. 11, 2021

Master Classes

Musical Theatre Master Classes are for students of various levels to experience the instruction from professionals considered to be masters in their field. Please check each class descriptions for skill level, teacher bio and class descriptions. All Master Classes are currently held at the Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall, located on 7th and Ximeno. All students will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test upon arrival, and masks must be worn throughout the duration of the class. For more information, please email our Education Outreach Coordinator at, or call at (562) 856-1999 x241.

Upcoming Master Classes

January 15, 2022  |  10a – 12p  |  Teacher: Hector Guerrero

February 26, 2022  |  10a – 12p  |  Antoine Lee

Class prices are $20 each when pre-paid, or $25 at the door. Classes available to purchase beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Scholarships are available pending proof of need. email:

Free Traveling Theatre Productions to You

MTW produces educational shows for school and community tours.  These free productions are tailored to be conducted within a standard 45-minute classroom session.

New show dates for Spring 2022 coming soon

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