The First Act Musical Theatre Troupe is a select group of performers with strength in acting, dance, and/or vocals who represent First Act Theatre Arts  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 at multiple venues 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.


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