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Theatre Division

Extensive performance opportunities in Hartt’s Theatre Division offer you a wide range of on-stage experience from across the theatrical repertoire. Professional partnerships with the Tony Award–winning Hartford Stage Company, Goodspeed Musicals, and the Monomoy Theatre are part of our comprehensive preparation for building a successful career. Your final year of training culminates with a showcase for industry professionals in New York City. Located in the middle of this country’s most vibrant theatrical community, The Hartt School gives you easy access to the best professional theaters in America. From New York to Boston to a vast array of celebrated regional theaters, Hartt is on the doorstep of the professional world.


Hartt’s music theatre major integrates comprehensive actor training with intensive instruction in singing and dance. Weekly individual voice lessons, along with classes in ear training and music theory, provide you with a strong musical foundation. Multiple levels of ballet, jazz, and tap help you develop the dance skills required for professional success.

In January of your fourth year, as a music theatre student, you are in residence at the renowned Goodspeed Musicals working on the company’s Festival of New Musicals. You can audition for the Hartford Stage Company’s annual production of A Christmas Carol as well as other Equity productions in the company’s season.


The actor training major challenges you to expand both your craft and your creative imagination so that you can be successful in a broad range of theatrical styles from the contemporary to the classical. A carefully planned progression of acting, voice and speech, and movement classes stimulates your talent and builds the capacity to be bold and innovative. Fourth-year actor training students audition for roles in the Hartford Stage Company’s season, including its annual production of A Christmas Carol.