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About Musical Theater Center

Musical Theater Center (MTC) has its roots in a performing ensemble of eight young artists called “Young Americans of Washington” who performed at the historic National Theater in Washington, DC in 1984 under the direction of MTC Founder Richard Hartzell. In 1986, Diane Hamilton joined the group as Choreographer and is its current Artistic Director. In 1988, the group incorporated and in 1990 received 501 (c) (3) status. The name was changed in 1995 to Musical Theater Center to better reflect the mission and wide range of performing arts activities offered.

Today, MTC is one of the leading performing arts education organizations for young people in the metropolitan Washington area and is dedicated to providing school age students the highest quality performing arts education with a focus on training in the musical theater disciplines of voice, dance and acting. In addition, MTC’s several community outreach programs provide arts education opportunities for underserved populations. For over twenty-five years, the Center’s unique performance-based programs have served students at all skill levels. MTC’s programs currently serve over 1,800 students annually and include:

  • 150+ performing and theater arts courses for children and young adults including voice, dance, acting and related theater arts at two locations: Rockville and Olney.
  • Performing ensembles for middle and high school age students.
  • Outreach programs/partnerships with school, community and social service organizations.
  • A season of fully-staged musical productions featuring young performers.
  • Musical Theater Summer Camp sessions at several locations.
  • Needs-based scholarships and financial aid for all programs.

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The Musical Theater Center
837 - D Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone: 301.251.5766
Fax: 301.251.5799

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