Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

More than 100 people are part of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre company — directors, designers, actors, technicians, musicians, and administrators who are a mix of students, professionals, community members, and Muhlenberg College staff. We are a non-Equity company, though we hire Equity actors under the Guest Artist Contract.

Applications for technical positions are due in March, and auditions are held in February and March.

The college is located in a residential area in the beautiful West End of Allentown, Pa., with excellent sport and exercise facilities on campus. We are minutes away from the beautiful Poconos, an hour-and-a-half from New York City, and an hour from Philadelphia. Housing is provided for company members in Muhlenberg's dormitories. There are cooking facilities in the dormitories and inexpensive restaurants near the campus, but meals are not provided.

Except for volunteer ushers, all positions are filled for the 2015 season.

Volunteering

See the show for free! Volunteer to be an usher for Summer Music Theatre performances. Sign up online:

Actors

Auditions for adult community members and Muhlenberg students are held in February and March. Performers are paid a stipend for rehearsals and performances. Dormitory housing will be provided for performers who do not live in the Lehigh Valley area.

Production Staff

Deadline: March 9

Each summer, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre hires theatre professionals in the following areas:

  • Cutter/Drapers, First Costume Hand, Stitchers, Wardrobe Crew
  • Carpenters and Electricians
  • Sound Designer/Engineer
  • Scenic Charge Artist

Additionally, through the College/University Student Program, we invite college students to join the company to work in the following areas:

  • scenic construction
  • lighting
  • costume construction
  • properties
  • marketing and publicity
  • stage management
  • arts administration
  • box office

The deadline for these positions is March 9.

High School Internships

Deadline: March 1

Each summer we invite high school students to join the company to work as interns in stage management. Unlike other summer stock operations, we do not charge any fees. Each intern is paid a $400 honorarium. Interns work under the supervision of professional staff and gain valuable experience working on high-quality theatrical productions and as production staff for children's theatre productions. Interns also serve as running crew for productions, when needed.


Photo: The Who's Tommy, 2008; photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography