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Spring 2024 Classes

Beginning Week of January 20

Thank you for your interest in Lyric Theatre Thelma Gaylord Academy!

If you have questions, please feel free to call
(405) 524-9310 ext 100 or 101

Spring Production Opportunities

High School Musical JR.

Ages 8-15
Tuesdays 4:30-7pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm
Production week: May 6-12
Audition AND additional class required

Mean Girls High School Version

Ages 14-18
Tuition: $550
Thurs 4:30-7:00pm, Sat 1pm-4pm
Production week: April 29-May 5
Audition AND additional class required

The RoKademy Experiment Presents: Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill

Ages 14-18
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Tuition: $450

Rokademy is a school year commitment, the next new student audition will be in August 2024. No audition required for returning students. This is a real-life rock band for teens who know how to play an instrument. It is not for the faint of heart.


Auditions will be held at the Lyric Academy Production Center.

Auditions are January 13. Callbacks for High School Musical JR will be January 14, callbacks for Mean Girls HSV will be January 17. Dance call for callbacks is by request but is required for all APAT auditioners. Dance call will be held January 14th at 12:00pm.


Beginning Spring of 2024, actors in our production classes are required to enroll in and attend an additional training class in dance, acting, or voice. Private instruction counts for this requirement. Classes are the best way to improve your performance skills. There are several excellent class choices for each age group for convenient scheduling. If you would like recommendations for class placement, please contact the Academy office.

Audition day will include:

  • High School Musical JR.
  • Mean Girls High School Version
  • Academy Professional Artist Training program (existing students only)


  • 8×10 headshot or photo
  • Performance and/or creative arts resume
  • 16-bar or 1-minute memorized audition song*
  • Piano sheet music in a binder for the accompanist
  • A prepared one-minute monolouge*

*Monologues are only required for existing Academy Professional Artist Training program students.


If you have questions about auditions or are out of town and need to submit a video audition, please contact  [email protected]

Link to SignUp Genius Audition Appointment Scheduler: Sign Up Here

Link to audition form: Audition Form

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Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Classes

One class of your choice, private voice lessons, or enrollment at a dance studio is required for all students who are cast in a semester production. Class tuition for production students is at 50% discount, and we encourage scholarship applications.

Little Lyric: Mini Musical Theater

Ages 5-8
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Mondays: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

This is great for a first experience to learn basics in a fun environment of play! This class will cover beginning theatre training and terms, choreography, and music using familiar stories and fairytales. We will end the semester with a presentation for Parents!

Musical Theater Tap

Ages 10-18
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm

This dance class will be focusing on musical theatre tap styles. Tap shoes are required.

Musical Theatre Dance Level 1

Ages 8-14
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Recommended for beginning to intermediate dancers, this class will teach Jazz techniques and basics for musical theatre performance.

Musical Theatre Dance Level 2

Ages 12-18
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Recommended for intermediate to advanced dancers, this class will cover jazz and musical theatre techniques for more advanced skill levels. If you’re not sure which level to choose, please email [email protected].

Acting 1

Ages 8-14
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30 pm

Learn and exercise beginning acting skills including character analysis and character development, breathing techniques, vocal projection, and scene work that will help you audition and perform at your best.

Acting 2 & Acting 3

Ages 12-18*
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Acting 2: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
Acting 3: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm

These advanced classes will build on students’ existing skills and will develop acting techniques needed for both comedic and dramatic roles in theatre and musical theatre. *12-14 year olds must have taken Acting 1 before enrolling in Acting 2. Acting 3 is by instructor approval only.

Vocal Techniques Class

Ages 8-18
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Ages 8-12: Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm
Ages 13-18: Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30pm

New to music or want to expand your singing technique? This class is for you! Our instructor will cover ensemble singing, blending, music theory, and other skills in an instructional workshop setting. This is a great starting point for musical theatre vocal performance.

Academy Professional Artist Training (Starts Class)

Ages: by audition
Tuition: $1,200
Fridays 5:30-7:30pm

For class description, please see the Academy Professional Artist Training program brochure pages. If you are an APAT student, you will enroll in this class only, not individual classes.

Performance College Prep

Ages HS Jr & Sr
Tuition: $350
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm

So much preparation goes into applying for performing arts programs at the university level. This class will help students demystify the process and work on their application and audition pieces.

*Performance College Prep may go beyond the regular class dates.

Musical Theater Training

Ages 7-12
Tuition: $350, $175 for production students
Mondays: 5:30-6:30pm

This skills-based class will build and refine your Musical Theatre knowledge and techniques. This class is a perfect option to serve as your required companion class if you’re participating in a production. Topics covered will include acting, dance, music, and production participation skills.

Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

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Oh look! Fine print!

Tuition and Fees

In addition to the tuition listed by each class, each student will be charged a $25 per semester non-refundable Registration Fee, which must be paid before attendance at the first class. Tuition must be paid upon registration unless scholarship arrangements. are made or payment plans have been established. Call for details.


Students withdrawing from a camp before the camp begins will receive a full tuition refund (excluding the non-refundable $25 registration fee). Students remaining on the roll after the first day of camp in which they are enrolled will be responsible for the camp’s full tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the instructor, to contact the Director of Education if a student wishes to withdraw from a camp.

Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships are available each semester. If you are interested in receiving a financial aid scholarship form, please email [email protected] prior to enrollment. Financial Aid is not applicable to Private Instruction for Acting or Voice.


Acceptance into all Production Classes and the Academy Professional Artist Training track is by audition only. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to excel, and therefore, it is important for each student to have the training, experience and maturity necessary to achieve success. We will evaluate each student and recommend the appropriate classes, productions and roles based on what will best suit each student’s needs and abilities.

Forced Closure and Covid Quarantine

In the event that our live camps are forced to quarantine and no longer be in person, we will move to an online format. If we are forced to cancel performances, ticket refunds will be issued. The Thelma Gaylord Academy reserved the right to make instructor changes should an online migration occur. No refunds will be provided should our in-person classes be migrated to an online format. If your student must miss camp because of a Covid exposure quarantine, we will arrange a Zoom meeting to provide access to the class(es) from home.

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