MTCA - 2024

February 8th - February 12th

Disneyland Park Tickets

Deadline: Tuesday, October 25th! 

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

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 the Hilton Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, 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 Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.  This hotel is adjacent to the Hilton hotel where MTCA is held.  Your tuition includes either a King room suite or a 2 Queen bed suite.  We are limited to the number of 2 Queen bed suites that our group can have and will therefore be reserved for those families with more than 2 people attending.  There may be an additional expense for parking.  Breakfast is NOT included with this hotel.


Tuition is $2,400 and includes four nights hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Park Hotel, 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 $200 is due August 1st with 4 installments each $550 due the first of each month beginning with September 1st and concluding with December 1st, 2023.  


Start Date

September 5th, TUE, 7:00 PM

Rehearsal Schedule

Regular Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
MTCA Pool Party and BBQ

Saturday, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

August 26th

Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sept 9th
Saturday Rehearsals

August 26th, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM
October 21st, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM
December 2nd, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM
January 6th, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
Extended Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
November 28th
December 5th
December 12th

December 19th
January 2nd, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
No Rehearsals

October 31st (Halloween)
November 21st (Thanksgiving Break)
December 26th (Christmas 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

January 13th, SAT, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
January 15th, MON, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM February 2nd, SAT, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
Individual Adjudication Open House

Saturday, January 20th, 10:00 AM – End
Pending MTCA Open House

Tuesday, February 6th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
California Rehearsal

Thursday, February 8th, 5:00 – 10:00 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