Students interested in musical theatre and opera performance can take advantage of a number of performance opportunities on campus.

International Performance and Partnerships

Carthage musical theatre students travel the world to study and perform. Whether it’s studying the roots of theatre and music in Greece, singing in Spain, performing new work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or sharing musical theatre performance techniques in China, Carthage students can explore global perspectives while developing their performance skills.

In collaboration with the Theatre Department, Carthage produces two mainstage musicals a year in the Wartburg Theatre. Students are also encouraged to audition for the New Play Initiative and for any other mainstage or studio productions.

The Music Department also sponsors several solo and scene recitals as opportunities for students to develop performance skills. Students are encouraged to participate in Theatre Department productions, including four main stage productions, two studio productions, and two fully supported dance shows.

In addition to the opportunities listed above, students have opportunities to take on leadership roles in our acclaimed choral ensembles. Carthage’s music service fraternity, Lambda Kappa, presents frequent recitals, and students interested in improvisation can join the Merely Players improvisational comedy troupe.