Musical Theatre encourages students to excel in their art form while developing the academic, technical and spiritual tools needed to serve missionally in and through a professional musical theatre career or professional ministry career combining music and theatre.”
Musical Theatre program seeks to:
- mentor the student artist through the process of developing a biblical worldview as applied to their specific art form;
- offer a quality educational experience in singing, acting and dance;
- provide performance and/or ministry opportunities that integrate the academic skills learned with a real-world context;
- instruct the student in the necessary skill set for managing the non-performance aspects of a professional career.
Career possibilities: musical theatre/theatre (actor, singer, dancer, production), professional singer, drama/theatre in ministry (local church, private school, missions/global)
Potential graduate programs: masters/doctorate in vocal performance, theatre, fine arts, and any seminary degree
Recent LBC Productions
- 2015 - "Fiddler on the Roof"
- 2014 - "Seussical, the Musical"
- 2013 - "Once Upon a Mattress" (attendance: 4500)
- 2012 - "The Sound of Music" (attendance: 6300)
- 2011 - "Singin' in the Rain" (attendance: 5300)
- 2010 - "Pirates of Penzance" (attendance: 3000)
- 2009 - "Little Women" (attendance: 2700)
Local Musical Theatre Opportunities
Students are able to view performances, do internships/practicum and in some cases, work in local musical theatres (secular and sacred). In addition, our adjunct faculty list includes several professors working professionally as writers, actors, directors and producers.
Theaters/Musical Theaters in the area include:
- Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse. Boiling Springs, PA
- American Music Theatre. Lancaster, PA
- Caledonia Theatre Co./Totem Pole Playhouse. Fayetteville, PA
- Carlisle Theatre. Carlisle, PA
- Capitol Theatre. Chambersburg, PA
- DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, York, PA
- Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Lancaster, PA
- Ephrata Area Community Theatre, Ephrata, PA
- Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Ephrata, PA
- Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre. Christiana, PA
- Fulton Theatre. Lancaster, PA
- Gamut Classic Theatre. Harrisburg, PA
- Gretna Theatre. Mt. Gretna, PA
- Hershey Theatre. Hershey, PA
- Lebanon Community Theatre. Lebanon, PA
- Oyster Mill Playhouse. Camp Hill, PA
- Rainbow Dinner Theatre. Paradise, PA
- Sight and Sound® Theatres. Strasburg, PA
- Theater of the Seventh Sister. Lancaster, PA
- Theatre Harrisburg. Harrisburg, PA
- York Little Theatre, York, PA
Drama teams are formed for specific events and occasions to communicate truth and celebrate God’s glory through the theatrical arts. Auditions are open to the entire campus regardless of major. Works range from short vignettes to stage productions of classical to modern theatrical works. In addition, drama opportunities exist as part of service projects as well as contributing to major Worship & Performing Arts department-led concerts and recital performances.
LBC’s Dance Ensemble, directed by faculty choreographers and dancers, forms according to the availability of experienced talent. Dance Ensembles form for specific events and occasions to communicate truth and celebrate God’s glory through the stage arts.