About MTA

The Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County (MTA) is proud to celebrate over 30 years of helping the youth of our community discover the potential that lies within them and to find the passion to make their dreams come true. Operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, MTA provides thousands of children ages 4 to 18, access to the arts while offering quality Broadway-style shows performed at a professional theater venue.  Our mission has always been to nurture artistic talent by instilling positive qualities and life skills in youth through performance arts education.
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Support MTA

Give every child a chance to shine with a world-class performing arts education.  Operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, MTA depends on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to help fund the operations and programs needed to keep the dream alive for us!  Join us in enriching the educational experiences of our children.
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Enroll Today

Now enrolling for our 2015 summer session!  MTA is pleased to announce “Broadway By Day, Broadway By Night!” Sessions 1 and 2, as well as several summer intensives! All are available right here under “Products”.  MTA offers a multitude of payment options to include one time up front payments, monthly installments, payments through PayPal, ACH, and credit card. Enroll today!
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Upcoming MTA Productions

All Shook Up

ALL SHOOK UP

Ages 13-18

Birdie-test

BYE BYE BIRDIE

Ages 10-13

Makeshift-A-required

ALADDIN JR.

Ages 8-11

Testimonials

…the benefits of MTA’s program reach far beyond the doors of the theater…

“I have always understood that the benefits of MTA’s program reach far beyond the doors of the theater. What surprised me is how much my child understood and could so easily articulate when she applied what she learned at MTA into her everyday experiences.”

Jill Fales

2014-10-28T05:08:17+00:00

Jill Fales

“I have always understood that the benefits of MTA’s program reach far beyond the doors of the theater. What surprised me is how much my child understood and could so easily articulate when she applied what she learned at MTA into her everyday experiences.”

…The school has been a safe place for her to grow and discover herself…

“My daughter has been with MTA for fourteen years. The school has been a safe place for her to grow and discover herself. She has become a young woman whose personality and nurturing character is due in large part to experience she has had at MTA.”

Lyn Gottuso

2014-10-28T05:09:04+00:00

Lyn Gottuso

“My daughter has been with MTA for fourteen years. The school has been a safe place for her to grow and discover herself. She has become a young woman whose personality and nurturing character is due in large part to experience she has had at MTA.”

…they have developed confidence and learned discipline…

“Over the past seven years as my kids have participated in the MTA program, they have developed confidence and learned discipline, accountability and teamwork while building friendships that have lasted long after the show was over. MTA has made a positive and lasting impact on my children and family.”

Cari Smith

2014-10-28T05:06:03+00:00

Cari Smith

“Over the past seven years as my kids have participated in the MTA program, they have developed confidence and learned discipline, accountability and teamwork while building friendships that have lasted long after the show was over. MTA has made a positive and lasting impact on my children and family.”

We were watching the next generation of talent on MTA’s stage…

I was so impressed at the professionalism and talent of ALL of these kids.  They take on some pretty difficult roles and material and give performances equal to that of paid professionals.  I applaud all of the staff, teachers, and directors for helping to bring out such remarkable singing, acting and dancing qualities in even the smallest of performers.  We were watching the next generation of talent on MTA's stage, and it is a beautiful thing to watch.  Just spectacular!

Cathy Rigby McCoy, former Olympic Gymnast, Broadway Star as Peter Pan and currently with her husband are the Executive Directors of the LaMirada Theater and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

2014-11-07T17:18:27+00:00

Cathy Rigby McCoy, former Olympic Gymnast, Broadway Star as Peter Pan and currently with her husband are the Executive Directors of the LaMirada Theater and McCoy Rigby Entertainment

I was so impressed at the professionalism and talent of ALL of these kids.  They take on some pretty difficult roles and material and give performances equal to that of paid professionals.  I applaud all of the staff, teachers, and directors for helping to bring out such remarkable singing, acting and dancing qualities in even View Full →

…I see wonderful changes in my daughter’s abilities…

“With each year and each performance, I see wonderful changes in my daughter’s abilities and in her confidence as a young lady on stage. Through the role models and mentors she has in the MTA staff, my daughter has found a voice for her self-expression and an appreciation for the arts. MTA’s safe and enriching environment has become a second family for her.”

Cheryl Brooks

2014-10-28T05:07:03+00:00

Cheryl Brooks

“With each year and each performance, I see wonderful changes in my daughter’s abilities and in her confidence as a young lady on stage. Through the role models and mentors she has in the MTA staff, my daughter has found a voice for her self-expression and an appreciation for the arts. MTA’s safe and enriching View Full →

I cannot say enough about this wonderful program….

“I didn’t expect the profound effect that MTA would have on my daughter when I enrolled her years ago. Watching her perform made me realize how much musical theater adds to our lives. I cannot say enough about this wonderful program.”

Mary Knauer

2014-10-28T05:09:57+00:00

Mary Knauer

“I didn’t expect the profound effect that MTA would have on my daughter when I enrolled her years ago. Watching her perform made me realize how much musical theater adds to our lives. I cannot say enough about this wonderful program.”

MTA has been an anchor for my girls.

“MTA has been an anchor for my girls. As a result of their experience they are confident and excited to launch out into the future, and have the self-assurance needed to reach for the stars.”

Stephanie Schwartz

2014-10-28T05:03:06+00:00

Stephanie Schwartz

“MTA has been an anchor for my girls. As a result of their experience they are confident and excited to launch out into the future, and have the self-assurance needed to reach for the stars.”

When I think of MTA, tears of joy come to my eyes…

I watch my teenage son transform from someone who could hardly find his way on stage, turn into a confident actor, singer and dancer in only a two-year period.  This year our other teenage son with little theater background also joined, and performed not only in ensemble, but as a secondary lead.  Needless to say, tears again as I watched this boy take the stage with confidence.  Thanks Jimmy and staff who took the time to help my two sons find their way on and off stage, and build confidence in them for their future.  I will forever be grateful.

Linda Jackson

2014-11-07T17:31:05+00:00

Linda Jackson

I watch my teenage son transform from someone who could hardly find his way on stage, turn into a confident actor, singer and dancer in only a two-year period.  This year our other teenage son with little theater background also joined, and performed not only in ensemble, but as a secondary lead.  Needless to say, View Full →