Besides performing in the regular Music Theatre Productions, Music Theatre students are encouraged to perform in as many venues as possible. The College of Music offers a wide range of performance opportunities, including operas and a multitude of ensemble experiences. In addition, Music Theatre students have danced in University Dance productions and performed in plays by such authors as Shakespeare and Chekhov on The Mainstage.
Music Theatre Ensemble
The Music Theatre Ensemble uses a revue format and performs at a variety of events throughout the year. It is primarily for upper-class Music Theatre Majors; occasionally other singers are used as needed.
The Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theatre includes a recital.
Since 1988 each senior class has created their own Senior Project, to be performed in Tallahassee, to exhibit their years of training here at Florida State University. These projects have been as different as the individual students themselves. They have ranged from an informal one-man show to an original musical, written, composed, directed, and performed by a Music Theatre senior. Each graduating class has built upon this exit performance, and each senior project has served as an inspiration for the students in the program to follow
In 1999 the senior project grew to be more than a Tallahassee performance. It became a Senior Showcase, which was performed in New York City, with two performances for an audience of invited agents and casting directors, master teachers, producers, alumni, and friends, beginning a new tradition for the Music Theatre Program.