Based at Rancho Mirage High School, MTU is sponsored by the Palm Springs Unified School District. Both public and private school students are eligible for audition and acceptance into the program and represent the entire spectrum of ethnic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. A select number of openings each year ensures a small, intensive environment with a commitment to offering the highest level of instruction and performance opportunities for each student. The program offered Free of Charge to the participants.
Designed for young people who'd like to pursue a career in musical theatre, MTU gives them the necessary tools and techniques for a successful entry in both institutions of higher education and/or directly into performing arts. Students are selected by audition and must display an above average level of talent in their chosen course of study with a strong potential for growth.
Students of MTU have the opportunity to participate in professional-level, fully staged musical theatre productions where students work alongside Broadway and Hollywood actors and local professional actors/performers in a three to four show season in the beautiful 600 seat Helene Galen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Rancho Mirage High School. MTU On-Stage provides both and educational “internship” platform for MTU participants and a professional –quality Musical Theatre producing organization for the entire Coachella Valley.
MTU was founded in Orange County, California by David Green in 1999.