Fall 2024 Classes

Beginning Week of August 19th

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


We have many excellent classes that will improve your training in several musical theatre areas. Beginning in 2024, students in our production classes will be required to take an additional training class if they are not enrolled in private voice lessons or at a reputable dance studio.

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.

Fall Schedule Details

Here at the Academy we work alongside Lyric Theatre, where we receive amazing opportunities for our productions and students. Due to Lyric being a professional working company, we will be adjusting our schedule to help accommodate their needs as well as ours. Please read the details below!

Classes start: Week of August 19th

Classes back in Session: November 4

Classes out for Academy Productions: October 14th – November 1

End of class: Week of November 18th

Musical Theater Tap 1 & 2

Ages 9-18
Tuition: $350
Level 1: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Level 2: Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm

Tap is always a fun experience! These class are very full, active, high energy dance
classes. Skill level is broad for these tap classes. We are happy to bring back the
split level classes and welcome beginners to Tap 1! Tap 2 students should be at
least intermediate level before moving up. If you’re not sure which level to choose,
please email Rozz@LyricTheatreOKC.org.

Musical Theatre Dance Level 1

Ages: 8-14
Tuition: $350
Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm

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
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 rozz@lyrictheatreokc.org.

Musical Theater Training/Acting 1

Ages 6-10
Tuition: $350
Thursdays: 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. We will end the semester with a presentation for Parents!

Acting 2

Ages 9-13*
Tuition: $350
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm

Learn and exercise 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.
*Ages 8-10 should take Musical Theatre Training/Acting 1 before Acting 2.

Acting 3 & 4

Ages 12-18*
Tuition: $350
Acting 3: Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
Acting 4: 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 year olds must have taken Acting 2 before enrolling in Acting 3. Acting 4 is by instructor approval only.

Voice 1 & 2

Ages 8-18
Tuition: $350
Voice 1: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm, ages 8-13
Voice 2: Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm, ages 12-18

New to music or want to expand your singing technique? This class is for you!
This class 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: 12+ 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.

Big Fish (Spring 2023)

Sense and Sensibility (Spring 2023)

Shrek (Spring 2023)

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 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 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.