The California Musical Theatre Academy gives students the opportunity to gain practical production experience in a professional theatrical setting.  Up to seven units of college credit are available through American River College.  Students must be at minimum entering their senior year in high school with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  The program is highly recommended for graduating high school seniors and for those who are in their first few years of college. Previous theatre experience is preferred but not required.

Interns work in assigned production areas and participate in weekly discussions with Music Circus staff and guest artists. The internship position requires a full-time commitment, working on average 40 hours a week. Schedule and assignments are subject to change depending on the needs of the theatre.  Due to variable hours of our production schedule, it is difficult to work another job while doing the internship at Music Circus.

We are looking for students who are serious about gaining experience and training in technical theatre.  The invaluable skills and experiences give students a chance to be immersed in the world of professional musical theatre and to explore future career possibilities.  The internship requires a commitment to a high standard of excellence, along with plenty of energy and enthusiasm for working in theatre. We promise that you will experience an exciting season of musical theatre this summer by being a Music Circus intern!

We will begin accepting applications January 2015. 


Education Department
California Musical Theatre
1510 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

FAX: (916) 446-1370


For more information, please contact Education Director Gina Smith at (916) 446-5880 x 122 or email