MTH Education & Outreach Programs

Taught by Kansas City’s top Theater Artists, the goal of our education and outreach programs is to design and implement a ground-breaking curriculum that immerses children and adults in the joy of musical theater.

Summer Camps

Our innovative musical summer camps for kids are nationally recognized and a heckuva lotta fun.

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Book Club

In preparation for our upcoming production of the musical adaptation of The Secret Garden, we invite you to be a part of our new Book Club. Come enjoy a cocktail, meet and greet with other book and musical theater enthusiasts, and participate in discussions about the book. Attendants will also join us for a screening of the film adaptation, and an opportunity to meet the artistic team behind our stage production. This program is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Unless noted, all events occur at MTH at Crown Center.

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6 pm – 8 pm Monday, March 13, 2023
6 pm – 8 pm Monday, March 20, 2023
6 pm – 8 pm Monday, March 27, 2023
6 pm – 8 pm Monday, April 3, 2023 (Film Screening and discussion)
7:30 pm Monday, April 19, 2023 (The Secret Garden Performance)

The Understudies

Kansas City’s ONLY intergenerational performance group created with/for community members from 21-99+ years old who have a love for musical theater, no previous experience required.

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Finally, get your chance to perform songs from Broadway Musicals — from classic to contemporary, all culminating in a final performance with staging, props and more. The group will participate in a 7-week session which concludes with an optional final performance. All rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 6-8pm at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center. Our hope is to empower a love for musical theater, while creating an intergenerational experience that focuses on new learning and community growth. Join us for musical theater fun in a performance environment where everyone belongs!

$250 includes the entire 7-week session with our Manager of Education Programs Dr. Robert McNichols, Jr., a local Music Director, a snazzy Understudies T-shirt, a Final Performance Opportunity, and a casual happy hour before each rehearsal.

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate.

2022 Spring Schedule:

Monday, March 28th 6-8pm
Monday, April 4th 6-8pm
Monday, April 11th 6-8pm
Monday, April 18th 6-8pm
Monday, April 25th 6-8pm
Monday, May 2nd 6-8pm
Monday, May 9th 6-8pm

Monday, May 9th EXCLUSIVE UNDERSTUDIES PERFORMANCE & HAPPY HOUR, invite your family & friends!

Student Matinees

An affordable way for students to experience the thrill of live theater through professional productions at MTH. After every performance students and teachers enjoy a post-show discussion with the cast, curated and led by MTH’s Education Director. To book an MTH matinee or learn more about our education programs, contact Dr. Robert McNichols, Jr..

Student Matinee tickets: $20 per student
THE SECRET GARDEN — Wednesday, April 19 at 10 am

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Become a Sponsor

Help us ensure ALL area children have access to these enriching camps, musical programs, and experiences. We provide scholarships to students in need with the generous donations of supporters like you. From everyone at MTH, we thank you for your consideration.