MT@ISB
Musical Theater Program

The Musical Theater Program at Inspire School of Ballet aims to support students ages 6 and up on their journey to become stage performers. Courses focus on helping MT@ISB students develop theirs skills as singers, dancers, and actors so they are ready to enter the performing arts world as triple threats!

Is your performer ready to take their skills to the next level? Then join us for our upcoming workshops and performances!

Elf Jr.

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MT@ISB is proud to announce Elf Jr. as our Winter 2022 show. Auditions are now open for enrollment via the parent portal for students ages 8 and up.

Audition Schedule

Saturday, August 20th 2022 | Time TBD

Sunday, August 21st 2022 | Time TBD

Callbacks

Saturday, August 27th 2022 | Time TBD

Fees

The cost to participate in the audition is $50, due upon enrollment.

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

 

Announcing MT@ISB's 2022-2023 Season

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHINE!

You asked, we listened! MT@ISB is thrilled to announce the upcoming musical theater performance season, featuring not two, but THREE shows to give your performer more opportunities to shine onstage.

Scheduled 2022-2023 Shows:

 

Elf Jr. The Musical - December 2022

Audition registration now open via the parent portal.

Shrek Jr. The Musical - Spring 2023

Auditions information coming soon.

James and the Giant Peach - Summer 2023

Auditions information coming soon.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CAMPS 

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FALL FUN FOR YOU!

BEETLEJUICE CAMP

Fall 2022. More information coming soon.

New to MT@ISB?

To register online for classes, workshops, and productions, create an account via our parent portal. Once you're in, click on the "Register for Classes" button and shop for everything our musical theater program has to offer by scrolling down the "July 2022 - June 2023" tab.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us! We're happy to help and look forward to meeting you soon.

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SPRING INTO BROADWAY'S BEST!

BROADWAY TODAY CAMP

Spring 2023. More information coming soon.

YEAR-ROUND CLASSES

BROADWAY TAP

2022-2023 School Year | Begins July 18th 2022

This level is for performers with prior experience who would like to improve their dance skills by working on tap rhythms, musicality, and footwork. It is recommended for new and current MT@ISB students ages 9 and up.

Class offered on Wednesdays 7:00pm-7:45pm. Sign up for a free trial class here.

 

BROADWAY JAZZ

2022-2023 School Year | Begins July 18th 2022

This level is for performers with prior experience who would like to improve their dance skills by working on jazz choreography, flexibility, speed, and styling. It is recommended for new and current MT@ISB students ages 9 and up.

Class offered on Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm. Sign up for a free trial class here.

 

BROADWAY BEGINNER TAP/JAZZ

2022-2023 School Year | Begins July 18th 2022

This level is for beginning performers who would like to improve their dance skills by working on jazz choreography, flexibility, speed, and styling. It is recommended for new and current MT@ISB students ages 9 and up.

Class offered on Mondays 4:45pm-5:30pm. Sign up for a free trial class here.

PHOTO GALLERY

Meet The Director

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Michael Kirsch

Michael Kirsch is a Southern California native with a huge passion for the performing arts. He began his theatrical career at age 3 and performed locally and professionally throughout Southern California. His most notable performing credit was the National Tour and Broadway Production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby.

 

He went to school in New York City where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, he was the President of both the Residence Hall Council and the Musical Theatre Association; where he created multiple performing opportunities for the students, including full length musicals and workshops. During his second year at Marymount, Michael was exposed to the world of directing and choreographing during the full school musical Sweet Charity, where he associate directed and choreographed for Broadway’s Jeff Shade.

 

His most notable off-Broadway directing credit was for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where he was the associate director for Mother, Wife, and the Complicated Life. He most recently directed Legally Blonde Jr., Seussical Jr., Shrek Jr. and All Shook Up.  He is excited to be in San Diego and loves teaching and directing young performers and sharing his passion and knowledge of theatre with his students.

Most recently, Mr. Michael has helped launch the Musical Theater program at Inspire School of Ballet, featuring the Intro to Musical Theater and Musical Theater 6-week workshops where students learned to develop their skills as triple-threat performers.

Lear more about Mr. Michael and his previous work at Inspire by clicking on the video displayed here.