Disney Musicals in Schools is a capacity-building initiative of Center Theatre Group that develops sustainable theatre programs in Los Angeles County public elementary schools.

Disney Musicals in Schools presents a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of musical theatre to your school, strengthen your arts programming, and develop partnerships among students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

In their first year in the program, selected schools participate in a 17-week musical theatre residency, and receive performance rights to a Disney KIDS musical, educational support materials, and weekly visits from Center Theatre Group Teaching Artists to help them produce, direct, and choreograph their first show.

Download the 2019/2020 program details here, including the financial commitment required to participate, resources and support provided, and the goals of the program.


Applications are closed for the 2019/2020 Disney Musicals in Schools program, but if you are interested in applying for 2020/21, please fill out our interest form. Los Angeles County public elementary schools with Title 1 status are eligible to apply.

Please note: Disney Musicals in Schools is a three-year program with recipient schools receiving various levels of support over that time period. Since the goal of the program is to build sustainable theatre programs, applications from schools that have participated in the program in the last five years will not be considered.

Interest Form

Disney Musicals in Schools Timeline

August 20, 2019 Applications open
September 19, 2019 Applications close
September 25– October 11, 2019 Finalist school site visits (60 minutes)
October 21, 2019 All applicants notified of status
November 1, 2019 Selected school orientation and training (10am – 5pm in Downtown Los Angeles)
November 2019 – April 2020 Rehearsals and onsite support from Center Theatre Group Teaching Artists (17 weeks)
April 2020 School performances
May 2020 Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration