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.

Flyer for Inspire School of Ballet's production of Elf Jr. in San Diego, CA in December 2022.

MT@ISB is proud to announce Elf Jr. as our Winter 2022 show. Tickets are now on sale clicking the dates/times below.

Snow Cone Cast Performances

Saturday, December 17th 2022 | Time: 2pm

Sunday, December 18th 2022 | Time: 6:30pm

Candy Cane Cast Performance

Saturday, December 17th 2022 | Time: 6:30pm

Sunday, December 18th 2022 | Time: 2pm

Girl Scout Exclusive: The Buddy Experience

Join us for a FREE backstage tour and photo opportunity with Buddy The Elf! This is available for Girl Scouts only for the 2pm performance on December 17th and 18th.

 

Announcing MT@ISB's 2022-2023 Season

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHINE!

You asked, we listened! MT@ISB is thrilled to announce the upcoming musical theater performance season, featuring TWO shows with MULTIPLE performances AND various cast leads to give your performers more opportunities to shine onstage.

Shrek Jr.

MT@ISB is heading to the swamp! Join Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona on their adventures in the hilarious musical based on the animated film. Ages 8+ will be required to audition. Performers ages 6 to 8 may join our "Intro to Musical Theater" class to be featured in the production's pre-show.

Important Dates

Registration: Now open via our parent portal.

Performances: June 16th thru 18th 2023. 

Flyer for Inspire School of Ballet's audition for the musical theater production of Shrek Jr. The Musical in Chula Vista, CA in February 2023.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CAMPS 

Flyer for Inspire School of Ballet's how to audition workshop in preparation for the Shrek Jr. auditions in Chula Vista, CA in February 2023.

GET AUDITION-READY WITH US!

HOW TO AUDITION

Saturdays | January 7th thru 28th 2023

 

Join us for a 4-week audition workshop where performers will learn the audition choreography combination, get feedback on audition pieces, learn how to slate, build a resume, and many other important audition techniques in preparation for Shrek Jr. The Musical auditions on February 4th and 5th.

Registration NOW OPEN | Cost: $97

SPRING INTO BROADWAY'S BEST!

BROADWAY TODAY CAMP

March 27th thru 31st 2023.

 

Performers will kick ball change on over to Times Square where they’ll have the chance to perform highlights from current Broadway shows! From Waitress to Six to Dear Evan Hansen and more, we will cover all of your favorites in this 5 day workshop.  At the end of the week, we will perform the show for family and friends when you to get to feel like you are watching a performance right in the heart of New York City!

Registration COMING SOON | Cost: $254

Flyer for Inspire School of Ballet musical theater spring break camp in March 2023.

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.

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

Headshot of Inspire School of Ballet Musical Theater instructor Michael Kirsch.

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.