Disney Musicals in Schools

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Disney Musicals in Schools is a program that develops sustainable musical theatre programs in public elementary schools.

Four schools will be selected to participate in the program free of charge. Any public elementary school in Allegheny County that has Title 1 Schoolwide Status is eligible to apply for the Disney Musicals in Schools program.

This program presents a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of musical theatre to your school, strengthen your arts programming, and develop partnerships among students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Through the 17-week program, teaching artists will work with students and teachers, both crafting the school’s musical, and training teachers to become directors, music directors, choreographers and stage managers, building a tradition of musical theater in their school.


Goals of Disney Musicals in Schools:

  1. Create sustainable musical theatre programs in public elementary schools.
  2. Provide school faculty with the training and tools necessary to support student performance and production, and to empower them to do so.
  3. Develop a critical awareness and appreciation of the arts within the school.
  4. Develop a strong community, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and neighbors.
  5. Expose students and school faculty to the wide spectrum of skills that are developed when producing a piece of musical theatre, including critical thinking, problem solving, ensemble building, communication, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Selected schools will receive:

  1. Free performance license to a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical (available shows include: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Winnie the Pooh).
  2. Free ShowKit materials, including a director’s guide, student scripts, accompaniment and rehearsals tracks, choreography videos, and cross-curricular activities.
  3. Free weekly 90-minute in-school visits from a team of two Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists to train and guide your team throughout the process.
  4. Lastly, the selected schools will participate in a culminating Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. At this event, each school will share selections from its production at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Byham Theater.


Request an information session with the Program Manager.




Teaching Artist – Disney Musicals in Schools

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.


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