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  • UWM Musical Theatre Into the Woods
    Into the Woods, 2012

Versatility

Students will be trained thoroughly in the performance skills necessary to compete in the professional world of musical theatre. Included in this track are a solid developmental and pedagogical foundation in music (voice, theory and musicianship, piano, large and small music ensembles), dance (history of the musical theatre art form, ballet, tap, jazz, and theatre dance), and theatre (acting, play analysis, and theatre production).

Courses created for this program can also benefit students pursuing K-12 certification, and enhance the quality of work they may be asked to do in conjunction with their teaching responsibilities.

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Degrees

Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.

Audition/Interview – A successful audition or placement interview is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.

BFA – Theatre: Musical Theatre

Careers+Alumni

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Susan Wiedmeyer

MM, Vocal Performance | 2010

Susan has become a fixture on Milwaukee’s musical theater stages, singing roles with Milwaukee Opera Theatre and the Skylight that range from The Wizard of Oz’s sweetly lyrical Dorothy to Les Miserables’s tender-hearted Cosette to Candide’s pyrotechnic Cunégonde, who sings one of the most challenging songs in all musical theater (“Glitter and Be Gay”).

Careers in Theatre

Actor/Actress
Agent
Art Director
Artistic Director
Arts & Entertainment Writer
Arts Administration
Arts Council Director
Box Office Manager/Staff
Broadway Theatre/Tours
Business Consultant
Camp Director
Carpentry/Scenic Artistry
Casting Director
Choreographer
Comedian
Community Arts Organizer
Computer Drafter/Designer
Conflict/Resolution Facilitator
Corporate Trainer
Costume Designer
Costume Director
Costume Shop Manager
Crafts Artisan
Creative Director
Cruise Line Performer
Curator
Development Director
Dialect Coach
Director
Drama Therapist
Dramaturgy
Draper/Cutter
Drapery Fabricator/Installer
Education Administrator
Electrician
Entertainer
Entertainment Designer/Manager
Events Manager
Event Planner/Coordinator
Gaffer
Grip
Hair/Make-up
Lawyer
Life Coach
Lighting Designer/Director
Makeup Designer/Artist
Managing Director
Marketing & Sales
Master Carpenter
Milliner
Model
Musical Theatre Artist
Office Administration
Outreach Coordinator
Playwright
Politician
Producer
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Project Manager
Projection Designer
Properties Director
Props Artisan
Rigging Installer
Scenery Designer
Scenic Artist/Painter
Screenwriter
Scriptwriter
Set Designer/Decorator
Singer
Social Worker
Sound Designer/Engineer
Sound Technician
Special Effects Artist
Stage Director/Manager
Stage Hand
Staging Fabricator
Stunt/Double
Tailor
Talent Agent/Director
Technical Director
Television/Radio Personality
Theatre Consultant
Theatre Critic
Theatre Education Teacher (K-12)
Theatre Equipment Sales
Theatre Journalist/Blogger
Therapist
Trade Show Designer
University Administration
University Faculty
Visual Effects Director/Engineer
Vocal Coach
Voiceover Artist
Wardrobe Specialist
Wigmaker

Faculty

Faculty: Musical Theatre

profile photoMelissa Lynn Andersonandersml@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Dance

Lecturer, Musical Theatre

profile photoDavid Hoffmanhoffmade@uwm.eduMusic 351

Senior Lecturer, Voice

Voice Liaison, Musical Theatre

profile photoTanya Krusetkruse@uwm.eduMusic 341

Area Head, Vocal Performance

Associate Professor, Voice & Opera Theatre

profile photoGina Laurenzilaurenz4@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Dance

Lecturer, Musical Theatre

profile photoSheri Williams Pannellpannell@uwm.eduArt T264

Area Head, Musical Theatre

Assistant Professor, Theatre

profile photoVanessa Weberschro457@uwm.eduMusic 321

Associate Lecturer, Music and Theatre

profile photoDarci Wutz(414) 229-3058darcwutz@uwm.eduMitchell 343B

Professor, Dance & Musical Theatre

Department Faculty & Staff