MTCA - 2023

March 24th - March 26th

Disneyland Park Tickets

Deadline: Tuesday, October 25th! 

Residence Inn by Marriott Garden Grove

Established in 2005, Musical Theater Competitions of America (MTCA) is a three-day creative collaboration among musical theater producers, directors, costume designers, set designers and choreographers held at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California.  This annual three-day extravaganza provides a competitive yet education event for musical theater students and directors alike!

Unlike other festivals, MTCA students are allowed the use of costumes, props, microphones and blocks to enhance their storytelling capabilities during their adjudications.  Competitive categories include:

  • group musical

  • group composer revue

  • vocal solo

  • vocal duet

  • monologue

  • musical theater dance solo

  • costume design

  • hair and makeup design

  • set design

All Students receive live immediate and relevant feedback that encourages growth and development.

The MTCA adjudication team is comprised of college-level theater faculty, Broadway performers and choreographers, Disney Master Class teachers, and regional theater owners. 

The festival concludes with a magical awards ceremony at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park.  Over 200 awards are handed out to the winning performers in each category.  Following the awards, students and directors enjoy a day of fun experiencing the best that Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer!

This year we will be staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott Garden Grove.  This hotel is adjacent to the Hyatt hotel where MTCA is held.  Your tuition includes a King room suite with a sleeper sofa.  Total occupancy is 4.  You have the option to upgrade to a 2 Queen bed suite for $60.  Total occupancy is 6.  There may be an additional expense for parking.  Breakfast is included with this hotel.


Tuition is $2,250 and includes four nights hotel accommodations at Residence Inn by Marriott Garden Grove, admission for two participants (parent and student), DRMT instructional fee, transportation to Knott’s Berry Farm, admission for two to Knott’s Berry Farm and a t-shirt.  Additional participants can attend for a cost of $325 each and that includes a ticket to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Deadline for additional participants is December 1st.

Tuition does not include transportation to and from California.  

Tuition Payment Schedule:

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due August 1st with 4 installments each $525 due the first of each month beginning with September 1st and concluding with December 1st, 2022.  


Start Date

September 20th, TUE, 7:00 PM


Rehearsal Schedule

Regular Rehearsals
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
JTF and MTCA Pool Party and BBQ
Saturday, 4:30 – 7:30 PM

August 20th
“NEWSIES JR” Benefit
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

September 17th
Extended Rehearsals
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
November 29th
December 6th
December 13th
January 3rd
No Rehearsals
November 22nd (Thanksgiving Break)
December 20th (Winter Break)
December 27th (Winter Break)
Mandatory Dress Rehearsals
February 11th, SAT, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
February 18th, SAT, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
February 20th, MON, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals
March 7th, TUE, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
March 14th, TUE, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
March 21st, TUE, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Pending MTCA Open House
Tuesday, March 21st, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Meet our MTCA 2023 Team

MTCA Timeline

MTCA 2022

Los Angeles

Lippa’s Divas
Beattle Juice
Group Awards


Individual Awards

MTCA 2021


“Matilda JR”
Pasek and Paul
Group Awards
Individual Awards