Crawford Taylor Education Initiative Inspiring the Next Generation

When we’re not busy putting on shows in the summer, we’re hard at work training young performers, producers and creators. Muny education programs offer something for everyone, onstage or behind the scenes.

Programs at The Muny teach students that the theatre is a great place to find a hobby or make a living. The skills and discipline they learn while participating in a Muny education program will serve them well in whatever career they pursue.

Thanks to generous support from the Crawford Taylor Foundation, The Muny has developed new arts education opportunities and strengthened existing programs, enabling us to improve overall programing under a single cohesive framework.

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Our Education Programs

The Muny’s acclaimed flagship education program, these performing troupes serve as goodwill ambassadors across St. Louis and the surrounding region.

This program offers a mini-bootcamp introduction to The Muny, audition workshops and show consultation for high school theatre productions.

Students can further their training through engagement with theatre professionals in offerings like our Audition Workshop, BFA Bootcamp, Musical Theatre Dance classes and more.

This program provides training and mentorship to high school students in the technical theatre industry, helping to create a clear path for success in these fields after high school.

Our three-week summer program invites rising high school juniors and seniors to experience the exceptional training and performance opportunities of our Muny Teens program.

We offer dozens of summer internships across our administration and production departments as we create a season of seven full-scale musical theatre productions.

About the Crawford Taylor Education Initiative

Named in 2019, the Crawford Taylor Education Initiative aids in the development of new arts education opportunities while improving current Muny education programs under a single, cohesive framework. This initiative strives to provide unprecedented, hands-on instruction and mentoring to youth performers hoping to pursue a career on or offstage in musical theatre.