The First Act Musical Theatre Troupe is a select group of performers with strength in acting, dance, and/or vocals who represent the First Act Theatre Arts Dance Studio out in the community and at specialized performances. Students audition for the group late summer. Rehearsals are throughout the year and culminate in a trip to Branson to perform early summer.

Members of the First Act Dance Company must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 10-18
  • Be able to financially support all their individual troupe cost and travel requirements


There will be a $325 Musical Theatre Troupe registration fee plus event/travel cost.

Audition Information

Students ages 12-18 currently enrolled in the First Act Dance Studio are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held at the First Act Theatre Arts Dance Studio on Saturday, October 2nd from 12-3 p.m. Please bring a completed copy of the conflict sheet. For more information such as what to prepare and what to wear to the audition, please click HERE.


This is an audition only group. Members will be evaluated and selected based on a variety of components, we are looking for the students that will represent First Act Theatre Arts not only in technical ability but in character and discipline.
LOCATION: First Act Studios
DATE: August 6, 2022
TIME: 2:00-5:00pm
WHAT TO PREPARE: 60-second Musical Theatre vocal selection. Come prepared to participate in a short dance audition.
* If you are unable to attend the audition in person video auditions can be submitted to no later than August 5th, 2022.
TROUPE DIRECTORS: Hillary Talken & Jana Latchaw Milbourn

Performances and Events

Make sure to check out the First Act Musical Theatre Troupe live this year at the following locations:

Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, September 17th 
Location: Shawnee Town 1929
Trick or Treat OFF the Street
 Date: Saturday, October 29th  
 Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
                1200 E. Kansas City Road
                 Olathe, Kansas 66061
Branson City Performance Trip
Dates: June 9-12,2023
Location: Various Branson Theatres and Venues

December 31, 2021 – First Act presents The World Goes ‘Round at The Culture House Stage and Studio at Oak Park Mall