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High School Musical Theater

2024 Program Information

High School Music Theater — 3-Week Residential Program

Session dates: June 29–July 21, 2024



Application required: Applicants must apply through GetAcceptd.com and submit a photo, resume & letter of recommendation. 

Age range: This program is recommended for students who are currently in the 9th through 12th grade. Seniors who have been accepted into OCU are also welcome to attend.

Audition submissions will be accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2023. Students who apply by Jan. 15 save 15% off their tuition.

For questions, please contact our office at [email protected] or call 405-208-5410.

Our Summer 2024 fully-staged production will be FOOTLOOSE. Join us we travel back to 1980's west Texas in this fun Tony-nominated show.

The 3-Week High School Music Theater Program is an extension OCU's Musical Theater Degree. This experience is meant to give high school students the true OCU college experience.

Real classes taught by faculty members. Unlike other programs, here you'll get to work with OCU faculty members and experience the world-class training our musical theatre students receive.

Our program prepares students for the rigor of being a college student. Students get a glimpse of what it's really like to be a college musical theater major.

What are some features of this "real-life" college experience?

  • Live auditions
  • Dance placement auditions
  • College production schedule — learning and performing a musical in 3 weeks
  • Faculty masterclasses
  • Fully-staged production
  • Living in college dorms and eating in the cafeteria

  • Highly talented students from across the country
  • Intense daily schedule
  • Caring faculty that will help you succeed
  • Professional environment
  • Daily classes in singing, acting, dance
  • One-on-one coaching and masterclasses

Wake up early, work, eat, work, sleep, repeat! Sample Daily Schedule (subject to change)

Monday - Friday

8:45 A.M.Breakfast
9:30 A.M. - NOONVoice Class, Dance, Acting - students rotate through 3 classes each morning
2 TO 5 P.M.Music rehearsal, private voice lessons, vocal coaching, masterclasses or electives. Students will receive an individualized schedule.
5 P.M.Dinner
6 TO 9 P.M.Rehearsal
11 P.M.Lights Out


9:30 A.M.Breakfast
10 A.M. TO NOONSaturday Electives - students get to choose from a variety of classes
1 TO 5 P.M.Rehearsal
5 P.M.Dinner
6 TO 9 P.M.Student Cabaret - our take on the talent show. Bring something fun to sing or grab some friends and do a group number!


 SLEEP IN and catch up on some rest!
10:30 A.M.Brunch
1 TO 5 P.M.Rehearsal
5 P.M.
6 TO 10 P.M.
Free time, pool party, or other organized event. 

Week One - Focused on Act 1 of the show

Week Two - Focused on Act 2 of the show

Week Three - Tech Rehearsals, Dress Rehearsals and Performances

  • Two songs from the musical theater repertoire — one pre-1970 musical theater selection and one of your choice. Neither song should exceed three minutes.
  • Whenever possible, we prefer live piano accompaniment but we will allow pre-recorded accompaniments. Please check your sound balance to make sure we can hear both you and your accompaniment.
  • A theatrical monologue. Monologues should not exceed 1 minute.

  • Recordings of live stage performances/shows are not acceptable.
  • Unaccompanied (a capella) auditions should be your last option.
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