(405) 524-9310

 James and the Giant Peach (2019) Photo Lance Payne

Fall 2021 Classes and Productions

Beginning Week of August 30th

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.

Production Opportunities

Rehearsals begin week of August 30th.

13: The Musical

Ages 8-18 may audition
Tuition: $500
Thurs 4:30-7:30, Sat 10:00-1:00
Audition required
Tech week 11/29 -12/2 4:30-8:30
Performances 12/3-12/5

SpongeBob SquarePants

Ages 8-18 may audition
Tuition: $500
Tues 4:30-7:30, Sat 10:00-1:00
Audition required
Tech week 12/6-12/9 4:30-8:30
Performances 12/10-12/12

The Rokademy Experiment

Ages 14-18
Tuition: $450
Mondays 6:00-8:00
New student audition 8/21.
No audition required for returning students. This is a real-life rock band for teens. Not for the faint of heart.


After more than a year, we are happy to be back in the Academy building for in person auditions! Auditions are August 21st. Callbacks by request on August 22nd. Dance call on August 22nd is required for all APAT auditioners.

Audition day will include:

  • 13 The Musical
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Academy Professional Performer Training program (APAT)

Auditions for Lyric’s A Christmas Carol will be the same day in the same building, but will be a separate audition sign up and audition. To sign up for that audition visit www.LyricTheatreOKC.com.


  • 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

Performances will take place in Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

If you have questions, email rozz@lyrictheatreokc.org.

Link to SignUp Genius Audition Appointment Scheduler: https://tinyurl.com/AcademyFall2021Audition 

Link to audition form: https://tinyurl.com/AuditionFormFall21  

Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Classes

Mini Production Training: Sing and Dance with Frozen KIDS!

Ages 5-8
Tuition: $325
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm

A fun, creative class that will have kids singing and dancing with Kristoff and Elsa while learning theatre performance basics like stage directions, beginning dance steps, and how to put on a show!

Musical Theatre Dance Level 1

Ages 8-14
Tuition: $325
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30

Recommended for beginning to intermediate dancers, this class will cover tap and jazz techniques and basics for musical theatre performance.

Musical Theatre Dance Level 2

Ages 12-18
Tuition: $325
Wedesdays 5:30-6:30

Recommended for intermediate to advanced dancers, this class will cover tap and jazz techniques for more advanced skill levels. If you’re not sure which level to choose, please email rozz@lyrictheatreokc.org.

Boys' Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 10-18
Tuition: $325
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00

By popular request, this dance class is just for the guys. All levels welcome. Learn strengthening techniques, physical awareness, and musical theatre dance skills just for male roles. All male identifying students are welcome.

Acting 1

Ages 8-14
Mondays 4:30-5:30
Tuition: $325

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

Ages 12-18
Mondays 5:30-6:30
Tuition: $325

This advanced class will build on students’ existing skills and will develop acting techniques needed for both comedic and dramatic roles in theatre and musical theatre.

Stage Combat 1

Ages 10-18
Fridays 4:30-6:30
Tuition: $375

Stage Combat teaches fun and useful skills for stage violence during performances. Learn stage combat techniques and weapon skills with a professional stage fighter.

Stage Combat 2

Ages 12-18
Tuition: $375
Fridays 6:30-8:30

Build on the skills learned in previous classes or trainings. Level 2 will focus on use of multiple long weapons with instruction by industry professional.

Performance College Prep

Ages HS Jr & Sr
Tuition: $325
Fridays 6:30-7:30

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.

Stage Combat 1

Ages 10-18
Fridays 4:30-6:30
Tuition: $375

Stage Combat teaches fun and useful skills for stage violence during performances. Learn stage combat techniques and weapon skills with a professional stage fighter.

Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Photo Jerrod Poindexter.

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 class within the first two weeks of the semester will receive a full tuition refund (excluding the non- refundable $25 enrollment fee). Students remaining on the roll after Friday, September 10 will be responsible for the full semester’s tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the instructor, to contact the Academy Administrator if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.

Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships are available each semester. If you are interested in receiving a financial aid scholarship form, please email Rozz@LyricTheatreOKC.org 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 classes are forced to quarantine and no longer be in person, we will move to an online format. The Thelma Gaylord Academy reserves the right to make instructor changes should this occur. No refunds will be provided should our in-person classes be migrated to an online format. If your student must miss class because of a Covid exposure quarantine, we will arrange a zoom screen to provide access to the class(es) from home.

Addams Family Photo Shelly Sanders