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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Scholar Series

MTH’s Scholar Series is a way to connect to the source material that inspired the musicals. An opportunity to come together in community to discuss the novel or play the musical was based on, to screen the film adaptation and discuss the similarities and differences, as well as collectively attending MTH’s production and engaging in the post-show discussion with the actors. TOTALLY FREE TO ATTEND* we will also provide light snacks and wine to commemorate the fellowship! Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at MTH!

 *does not include tickets to the MTH production 


June 12 @ 6pm ~ Discuss the novel Porgy
June 17 @ 6pm ~ Watch the 1959 film, Porgy and Bess 
June 19 @ 7:30pm ~ See MTH show and attend post-show discussion

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July 31 @ 6 ~ Discuss the original French play La Cage aux Folles (adapted and translated to English  by Simon Callow)
Aug 7 @ 6pm ~ Watch The 1996 film The Birdcage
August 14 @ 7:30pm See MTH show and attend post-show discussion

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October 9 @ 6pm Convene at Banksia for meat pies (!!!) to discuss The String of Pearls (the story Sweeney Todd is based on)
October 16 @ 6pm Watch the 1997 film Sweeney Todd 
October 23 @ 7:30pm See MTH show and attend post-show discussion

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Student Matinees

An affordable way for students to experience the thrill of live theater. After every performance, students enjoy a post-show discussion with the cast, curated and led by MTH’s Education Manager. For more info, click below.

Student Matinee tickets: $20/student, financial aid available

The Glass Menagerie
Wednesday, March 6th @ 10 am

Wednesday, April 24th @ 10 am

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Sweeney Todd
Wednesday, October 9th @ 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.