MTCA - 2022

February 10th - February 14th

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 Saturday Night Finale features a performance by two-time Tony nominee Alex Brightman.

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!

Meet DRMT's 2022 MTCA Team!

Alex Brightman here we come!

Tuition:

Tuition is $2,010 and includes four nights hotel accommodations at Anaheim Marriott Suites (breakfast is NOT included but you can purchase discounted vouchers if you wish), 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 September 1st with 4 installments each $465 due the first of each month beginning with October 1st and concluding with January 1st, 2022.  

 

Start Date

September 11th, SAT, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Regular Rehearsals
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Jump Start Rehearsals
Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
September 11th
October 2nd
December 11th
Extended Rehearsals
Mondays, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
December 6th
December 13th
January 17th
No Rehearsals
November 22nd (Thanksgiving Break)
December 20th (Winter Break)
December 27th (Winter Break)
Mandatory Tech/Dress Rehearsals
January 8th, SAT, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
January 24th, MON, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
January 29th, SAT, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
January 31st, MON, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
February 5th, SAT, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
February 11th, FRI, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Final rehearsal at hotel.)
Pending MTCA Open House
Monday, February 7th, 5:00-6:30 PM

 

MTCA - 2022

February 10th - February 14th

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 Saturday Night Finale features a performance by two-time Tony nominee Alex Brightman.

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!

Meet DRMT's 2022 MTCA Team!

Alex Brightman here we come!

Tuition:

Tuition is $2,010 and includes four nights hotel accommodations at Anaheim Marriott Suites (breakfast is NOT included but you can purchase discounted vouchers if you wish), 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 September 1st with 4 installments each $465 due the first of each month beginning with October 1st and concluding with January 1st, 2022.  

 

Start Date

September 11th, SAT, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Regular Rehearsals
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Jump Start Rehearsals
Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
September 11th
October 2nd
December 11th
Extended Rehearsals
Mondays, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
December 6th
December 13th
January 17th
No Rehearsals
November 22nd (Thanksgiving Break)
December 20th (Winter Break)
December 27th (Winter Break)
Mandatory Tech/Dress Rehearsals
January 8th, SAT, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
January 24th, MON, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
January 29th, SAT, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
January 31st, MON, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
February 5th, SAT, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
February 11th, FRI, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Final rehearsal at hotel.)
Pending MTCA Open House
Monday, February 7th, 5:00-6:30 PM