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Academy Professional Artist Training

About Academy Professional Artist Training

The APAT track, or Academy Stars, is the path for the most dedicated students who want to push their training to a serious level with the goal of a career in the performing arts. There is no age restriction, but there is an audition requirement. Students enroll in a training package to best prepare for musical theatre university and conservatory programs, professional regional theatres, Broadway, and other performance career choices.

Participation requires students to take Acting, Dance, Voice, the APAT class, and one Academy production each semester. The APAT production will be included in the Stars class time. Required classes must be taken at the Academy unless otherwise checked off by the APAT instructor group.

In addition to classes & lessons, the Academy Stars will perform at various events throughout the year as Academy and Lyric ambassadors. In Fall 2022 the Stars will perform at Plaza Fest and Lyric’s Broadway Bash. Stars will receive instruction from professionals including Lyric’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer, Michael Baron and Ashley Wells, as well as pre-screens for Lyric professional roles for which Stars may be age appropriate, including Lyric’s A Christmas Carol. 

If your student aspires to attend university as an MT student or perform on Broadway, this is the program for them! Please note that while many performance opportunities will be available, the APAT track is a training program first, not a performance company. Participation in the APAT program does not guarantee casting in Academy or Lyric professional shows, but will prepare students to be their best.

Scholarships are available for APAT tuition, and will apply for private voice instruction as well, which is unique to the APAT program. Additionally, Work Study opportunities will be available for some Stars to offset tuition cost.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Rozz at Rozz@LyricTheatreOKC.org or 405 524-9310 x100

Academy Professional Artist Training Enrollment Information

There are several class requirements for this program. The schedule will differ among APAT students. Auditions are 8/13 with production auditions.

Tuition for Academy Professional Artist Training includes a dance class*, an acting class, Stars class, optional performance college prep, optional NPAF rehearsal class and one production. If you accept two productions outside of the APAT show, your second production tuition will be paid separately. Private Voice Instruction is not included in APAT tuition.

Academy Professional Artist Trainging Class (Stars Class)

Ages: by audition
Tuition: $1,200
Fridays 5:30-7:00 (Stars class)

If accepted, full APAT program enrollment and attendance is required. See the course listings for class descriptions and times. Some placements will be based on your spring audition and dance call. The package includes:

–Academy Stars class*
–One Dance class**: MT Dance 1, MT Dance 2, or Specialty Dance
–One Acting class*: Acting 1 or Acting 2
–One Production*: Wizard of Oz, Cyrano, or She Kills Monsters
–Performance College Prep: Recommended for HS Juniors and Seniors
–All Academy workshops
–NPAF classes and rehearsals (does not include travel cost)

Voice lessons are required but not included in the package price. Lessons will qualify for scholarship exclusively for APAT students.

*Required for program participation
**If your student takes multiple dance classes at a reputable studio, they can comp out for the APAT dance requirement. Package price will not be prorated but students may take another class in place of dance.