BMT Summer Workshop

One Summer of Broadway-style musicals. One summer of pure fun.

Since 1992, Bakersfield Music Theatre has provided quality musical theatre training to students ages 6 to 18. Summer workshop builds core skills that will advance students in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Introducing children's dinner theatre! Workshop rehearsals and performances now held at Stars Theatre Restaurant in downtown Bakersfield. Students and families will now enjoy the complete STARS experience!

What to Expect
  • Students receive singing, dancing, and acting training - for beginners to pros! Every student will be challenged and take away valuable performing, public speaking, and social skills.
  • Students have the unique opportunity of performing on "the big stage" at Stars Theatre Restaurant!
  • Every role is a starring role! Directors focus on ensemble building and making sure every student has a chance to shine.
  • BMT Workshop's exceptional staff consists of professionals in education and the performing arts.
  • Enrollment includes 4 weeks of training (M-F), 4 performances, costumes, t-shirt, cast photo, cast party, and 2 complimentary show tickets!
  • With Stars Theatre Restaurant as a resource for sets, costumes, lights, and props, our summer musicals are the highest quality you’ll find in Bakersfield!
  • With performances now at Stars Theatre Restaurant, audiences can expect the full "dinner theatre" experience!


Disney's Moana Jr.

Ages 6 - 18
Workshop dates: (AM Session) June 1 - 28, 2020 (PM Session) June 15 - July 12

Disney’s "Moana Jr." is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. "Moana Jr." features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, "Moana Jr." is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Enrollment Opens Early Spring 2020
Fame The Musical Jr.

Ages 13 - 18
Workshop dates: (AM Only) July 13 - August 9, 2020

Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, "Fame The Musical Jr." is nothing short of a global phenomenon. "Fame Jr." features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story.

Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, "Fame Jr." is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

Enrollment Opens Early Spring 2020
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