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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Musical Theatre majors prepare for success in the theatre industry by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Musical Theatre.
Student Success
of alumni state they are pleased with their decision to attend Marietta College and would make the same choice again
of Marietta College graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
Musical Theatre majors perform during a production of Godspell
Musical Theatre majors perform during a production of Into the Woods
A Musical Theatre major performs during a production
A Musical Theatre major performs during a production of Godspell

What You'll Learn as a Musical Theatre Major

At Marietta College, every production season of musicals, plays, and festivals is designed around the students to ensure they have many opportunities to apply their growing knowledge and skills.

Refine your Craft

After completing an audition and being accepted into the program, students embark on a journey to build a strong foundation of skills in theatre, music, and dance. Classic and modern musicals and operas with diverse styles and staging are performed so students can refine all aspects of their craft and be prepared for various professional roles.

Talented Faculty

Talented and dedicated faculty help students develop all of the abilities needed to thrive as musical theatre actors, from physical training and vocal techniques to soft skills like self-marketing. Students also complete a theatre internship to practice their expertise professionally and then culminate their Marietta College education with a capstone project to demonstrate mastery of theatrical skills.

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Marietta’s Hermann Fine Arts Center is the hub of artistic activity on campus. The center’s performance venue, Friederich Theater, can be arranged to accommodate a variety of staging formats used in the modern theatre and seats up to 200 people. Originally designed as a proscenium space, the Friederich features three full-stage wagons, side stages, an orchestra pit, a counterweight fly system, and the latest in lighting and sound technology.

Recent Productions
  • Into the Woods
  • Heathers: The Musical
  • Spring Awakening
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Title of Show
  • Reefer Madness
  • Godspell
  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Guys and Dolls
Outcomes — Professions
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Choreographer
  • Self-Enrichment Teacher
  • Acting Coach
  • Voice Coach
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Department Faculty & Staff


Do you offer scholarships for incoming freshmen?

Yes. Our Talent Scholarships are open to incoming Marietta College freshman and transfer students who have developed talents in theatre regardless of their intended major. Each incoming student can apply for only one Marietta College talent scholarship across the departments of Art, Music, and Theatre.

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How many productions are mounted at the College each year?

Typically, we mount at least five theatre projects through the Theatre at Marietta College each academic year. At least one of those productions is always a musical, and students frequently have opportunities to direct.

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It's time to Blaze a New Trail!

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