Introduction to Musical Theater

Don’t wait in the wings any longer! The Corbett Children’s Theater Introduction to Musical Theater Class is open to aspiring and experienced artists, ages 8 to 108!

This class is the perfect place to take the stage for the first time, or dust off your character shoes and join the chorus line if you’ve taken a bit of a break. Over 7 sessions, you will learn about improv, vocal projection, dance, stage presence, and much more!

Class Sessions are held 6:30-8:30 pm at our downtown Gresham rehearsal space, 31 NE 3rd Street. Cost is $25, scholarships are available. Instructors include Liz Bertsch, Kathy Johnson, Tom Sherman, and Savanna Wagner-Zelinka.

Tuesday, June 27
Thursday, June 29
Thursday, July 6
Tuesday, July 11
Thursday, July 13

Dress Rehearsal – Sunday, July 16 (Time TBA)
Performance – Monday, July 17 (Time TBA)


This class is offered in partnership with Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation.

  • Introduction to Musical Theater Classes
    June 27, 2017 - July 13, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Music Mondays Performance
    July 17, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Venue Phone: 971-271-3255

Venue Website:

Corbett Children's Theater, 31 NE 3rd Street, Gresham, Oregon, 97030, United States



  1. Mama Bates here. We would like to participate but will be out of town June 27. Can Andrew take the class? He’s 7. And can Katharine come and watch, because I’m going to be brave and take the class. Eek!

    And some of my children want to take the sword class, can they do that though the class on July 6th is at the same time?

    AND we need a scholarship.

  2. Hi Rocio!
    We always love to have the Bates with us! Missing one class shouldn’t be a problem, so please feel free to sign up, we’re excited to see you join the kids on stage! There isn’t an age minimum for the Intro to Musical Theater Class, so Andrew is more than welcome and Katharine will be great as our test audience. There are a number of students who will cross over between Stage Combat and Intro to Musical Theater, so July 6 will accommodate that for both courses. As for scholarship, please email with the amount that you’ll need in scholarship after you figure out who is taking which courses and we’ll make sure the invoice is adjusted in time for your first class.

  3. My daughter would love this, the only dates that don’t work are the performance ones. Would it be possible to take the class but skip the 16th&17th?

  4. Absolutely! We would love to have your daughter join us for the class and it might just spark an interest to audition for our fall show. 🙂
    Please feel free to register her and I can make a note that she will be unavailable for the performance.

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