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Musical Theatre Competitions of America®

For the past 14 years, for one weekend a year, over 500 musical theatre performers from across the United States come together in Southern California to perform, collaborate and learn.


Friday at MTCA

Led by the creative powerhouse trio of Gary Krinke, John Tebay, and John Vaughn, schools, studios, and individual performers participate in an open cattle call audition. From which 40 performers are cast in a full production number to be performed at the close of Saturday’s festivities. Students from each school and studio are represented.

Saturday at MTCA

Saturday begins a day of master classes, rehearsals and competition. Performing students have the opportunity to present, solos, duets, ensemble, and musical reviews. Technical student’s categories include Set Design and Costume Design. After presentation, each student or group receives immediate feedback from seasoned educators and working professionals. Ensembles and Musical Reviews receive an on-stage clinic specific to your group. These constructive work -shops are focused on positive feedback and students growing as performers. Throughout the day master classes are offered, led by Broadway performers and experts in College and Career Planning.


The competition concludes on Saturday evening in the main theater as students celebrate the art of musical theatre. Standout performances will be highlighted and awards given in each category, and the grand finale culminates in the performance of The Production Number.

MTCA participants range from Elementary to High School Students, school theatre groups, and musical theater studios all sharing a passion for theater and a desire to learn. Students have a unique opportunity to interact with others from different backgrounds and locations that share a passion for performing. Lifelong bonds are formed as they come together for the MTCA experience.


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