Offering in-person and virtual options for Summer 2021.

Bring your passion for theatre to the next level. 

In LCA's in-person musical theatre intensive, participants will rehearse and prepare a full production of The Sound of Music in two weeks. (Yes, you read that right.) 

Our creative team is made up of industry professionals with a range of experience working with Regional Theater to National Tours to Broadway and Major Films. Put your skills to the test in this musical theatre intensive! Auditions are required for the in-person intensive.

This musical theatre training program is designed for middle and high school students and provides an opportunity to perform a role in full production alongside and under the guidance of industry professionals in a Christ-centered environment. 



Tuition is $2800* for the 2 week in-person program.
This includes both room and board. See below for more information and photos of the housing accommodations. 

*Need based scholarships are available


In-Person Program Information

Program Dates: June 27-July 11, 2021
Performances: July 9 & 10

This program is open to youth entering 6th grade as of fall of 2021 through high school seniors who graduate in the spring of 2021.


Due to COVID-19, all auditions for the 2021 production must be submitted online.  Please email your video files directly  (.mp4) or  via YouTube or Vimeo links to jessica.french@lca.edu

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021

Auditions are required for the in-person Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. See more information below. 


Lexington Christian Academy's Cross Worship & Performing Arts Center


Lexington Christian Academy's North Campus Residence Hall 



LCA's Virtual Musical Theatre Intensives provide an opportunity to bring your passion for theatre to the next level. Our creative team is made up of industry professionals with a range of experience working with Regional Theater to National Tours to Broadway and Major Films.

Not only will you be able to refine your individual performance abilities, you will also learn how to be an exceptional cast member who understands all the roles of a theatre creative team so you are able to interact with them (and be that actor who directors want to cast in future productions because of this!)

Middle & High School Division

Dates: July 19-23, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm EST
Price: $450
Enrollment Limit: 30 participants

College & Young Artist Division

Dates: August 2-6, 2021
Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm EST
Price: $450
Enrollment Limit: 20 participants (up to age 28)


  1. Performance
    Focus primarily on your acting, singing, & dancing skills.
  2. Technical Theatre
    Learn how to stage-manage or design the lighting,
    sound, and set for a musical production.

  3. Directing/Playwriting
    Work with other creatives to sharpen your directing,
    music directing, and/or playwriting chops.



Jessica Lynn French, Director

American director, singer, and actress Jessica Lynn French began performing professionally at the age of eleven in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside Donnie Osmond. After completing her studies at Interlochen Arts Academy, she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music. She went on to do a fellowship with the Nashville Opera while getting her Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Voice Performance from Belmont University.

During her time as a New York City resident, Ms. French served as Teaching Artist for Broadway Bound Kids, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Christian Youth Theater.  She is a proud member of AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists) and is currently serving as the Artistic Director of Bright Light Productions and the Director of the Musical Theatre Division of Valley Academy for the Arts.


Rachel Dean, Pianist & Coach

Rachel Dean is a composer, pianist, music director, and composer originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now New York City-based, she is a rehearsal pianist for Hamilton and frequently music directs new works in development. An ASCAP award recipient, Rachel has had her work performed in New York, Miami, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and Hoboken. She has collaborated alongside the likes of Luis Salgado, Brandon Uranowitz, Erin Dilly, and Alysha Umphress. Upcoming performances of her musicals include The Anxiety Project (with David Brush; September at Rubber City Theatre Co., Akron, OH) and Medusa (with Wes Braver; June at New York University); other musicals in development include Amelia (with Brush), and The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts (with Giancarlo Rodaz). Rachel is a graduate of NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.


Stephanie Proulx, Choreographer

As an 11 year Equity dancer veteran, Stephanie has a vast experience as a dancer/performer with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. She has spent the majority of her time as an Equity Swing in ‘Beauty and the Beast—Live on Stage!’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, performing for thousands of people each and every day. She was also a featured dancer in the castle stage show ‘Dream Along With Mickey’ at Magic Kingdom.

Stephanie received her BFA from the Boston Conservatory under the direction of Yazi Tokunago. Her studies there included ballet and modern pedagogy, contact improvisation, visual anthropology, nutrition, and kinesiology, in addition to her daily dance classes. She hold a Massachusetts Provisional License in Dance and is actively continuing education in dance.


Matt Hagestuen, Music Director

A native of Minnesota and an artist of multiple disciplines. He is a conductor and a teacher serving as Apprentice with Opernfest and the Berlin Opera Academy in Berlin, Germany and Assistant Director for the Emmy-Nominated TV program “A Baylor Christmas” broadcast nationally. 

Additionally, Matt has served on the faculties of Baylor University, the Methodist Children’s Home, and Killeen High School in addition to teaching with the Baylor Music Mission in Sabah, Malaysia. He holds a Master of Music from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. He is also an alumnus of the Diplomatic Program SPAN: Student Projects for Amity Among Nations with the University of Minnesota on location in the United Kingdom.


Jillian Rossi, Guest Artist

After traveling the USA and Canada for 9 months as Maria U/S in the National Tour of The Sound of Music, Jillian is thrilled to be returning to the hills of Austria as a guest artist at LCA this summer! 
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Jillian studied musical theater and opera in the Tampa Bay Area and went on to pursue a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory.
Upon graduating, Jillian moved to New York City where she currently resides working as a theater/film/commercial actress and model. 

Favorite credits include: (Mrs. Claus/singer)The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, (Sarah; orig. cast, A.R.T.)The Weaver of Raveloe, (Eliza Doolittle) My Fair Lady, (Amy) Company, (Sr. Amnesia) Nunsense. 


Christopher Greco, Playwriting Instructor

After graduating from Brandeis University with an MFA in Playwriting, Christopher Greco became LCA's first ever dedicated theatre faculty in 1992. He eagerly returned in 2013 after the grand opening of the Cross Worship and Performing Arts Center, having served as an arts and worship pastor during the intervening 15 years. While pastoring, he had the privilege of creating an original musical with Canadian worship leader, Brian Doerksen, based on Luke 15 (www.prodigal-god.com). The Parable of the Prodigal God is being produced here at LCA in celebration of our 75th anniversary. Christopher also serves as the Pastor of Worship at Antioch Church of Waltham, and is a master's level pastoral counselor with a degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive 2019