About us...

Program Mission Statement

 

The Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre is proud to provide students with a bigger challenge as actors, singers, dancers, musicians and technicians. FWSMT will continue to present stage productions of a larger scale than students would experience in their own high school programs. FWSMT will offer students an eight-week intensive production schedule that includes singing, acting, dancing, set construction, and stage combat. By the end of the process, it is our goal that students leave with a more advanced skillset as young performers.  Our program will utilize student technicians, lead by professional educators to teach the craft of set, lighting, sound, and costume design. Any student may audition for any role; none are pre-cast or limited to any student because of their race, weight, religious views, handicap, or sexual orientation. The students will be treated with the same respect and professionalism that they would find in the professional world of performance. 



Production Staff


Program Director: Andrew Sherman

Program Founder & Executive Producer: Kirby Volz 

Assistant Director: Alex Leavell 

Choreographer & Education Director: Leslie Beauchamp  

Cabaret Director: Kia Miller

 

  

  

     

OUR HISTORY

2018: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2017: Addams Family the Musical

2016: Beauty and the Beast

2015: RENT 

2014: Hairspray

2013: 9 to 5: the Musical

2012: Legally Blonde: the Musical

2011: West Side Story

2010: Sweeney Todd

2009: Rent: School Edition

2008: Titanic: A New Musical

2007: Aida

2006: Jekyll & Hyde

2005: Sweeney Todd

2004: Ragtime

2003: Les Miserables

2002: Footloose

2001: Hello, Dolly!

2000: Grease

1999: How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)