Acting for Musical Theatre @ The Muny
The Muny’s newest education initiative, the Acting for Musical Theatre program, focuses on integrated storytelling within a musical. Students will develop the tools to meld acting with song and dance, putting them on the road to triple threat success. Classes will include exercises, improv and scene work, as well as song study and physical movement. Students will gain increased confidence, spontaneity, and a freer imaginative approach to future performance opportunities.

Middle School Registration Closed
Registration for the middle school class is now closed. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Nancy Sherwin (

Middle School Students

Students will meet from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Tuesdays. Classes begin January 9 and continue through March 27.

High School Students

Students will meet from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Mondays. Classes begin January 8 and continue through March 26.

Instructor Bios

Zoe started her professional career touring in the First International Company of A CHORUS LINE and has since appeared in over 100 Equity productions. Zoe has performed regularly at STAGES ST. LOUIS, THE MUNY and THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS in such roles as Mama Rose in GYPSY, Mame Dennis in MAME, Dolly Levi in HELLO DOLLY! (Kevin Kline Award), Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY (Kevin Kline Nomination), Ms. Pennywise in URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL (Kevin Kline Nomination), Jack’s Mother in INTO THE WOODS and Louise in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE (Judy and Theater Circle Awards). Zoe has been choreographing, directing and teaching dance at many area schools for 35 years and is a cast member of both THE AMERICAN MUSICAL and WINTER WONDERLAND at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
is an award-winning theatre artist based in St. Louis, MO. As an actor and singer, he has appeared in over 50 plays and musicals at major theatres around the country and in New York City. In St. Louis, has worked with the Muny, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Stages, New Jewish Theatre, Variety StL, Mustard Seed, HotCity, OnSite, and Echo. He has received a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award, two Kevin Kline Awards, and was recently named St. Louis’ “Most Versatile Actor” by the Post-Dispatch. Currently, he is the emcee for the annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and has emceed major events for many St. Louis organizations. Ben recently became a public speaking consultant for Anheuser-Busch. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists. BFA, musical theatre, Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.