“After being in performances at the Benedum... I have a greater appreciation for other cast members, directors and staff members. You learn more than just musical theater at the CLO.”Anna, student
Professional-Caliber Performing Arts School for Students of All Ages and Levels
The Pittsburgh CLO Academy encourages both an appreciation for musical theater and a well-rounded education. Affiliated with one of the most respected musical theater organizations in the country, the CLO Academy provides students with valuable training that prepares them for real-world performance opportunities and professional careers.
CLO Academy’s enriched, diverse curriculum is taught by university instructors and experienced professionals in the industry. Students can audition to become CLO Mini Stars and perform professional, live shows around the area. Past performances have included the Gene Kelly Awards, Kennywood Park and the Governor’s Inauguration in Harrisburg, PA.
Special connections in the community provide opportunities for commercial, film and television auditions for our students. CLO Academy students have the unique opportunity to audition and possibly perform on the Benedum Center stage during the Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season and at the Byham Theater in A Musical Christmas Carol. Academy students have performed in numerous CLO Summer Season productions, including Disney’s High School Musical, Oklahoma!, Peter Pan and Annie Get Your Gun.
Whether children dream of meeting friends who share their love for singing or meeting professionals who can help them pursue a career on stage, the Pittsburgh CLO is the place where their dreams can come true.
CLO Academy Alumni credits include the following:
A Chorus Line, The Addams Family, The Book of Mormon, Catch Me if You Can, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, Grease, Gypsy, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Saturday Night Fever, Young Frankenstein, The Wedding Singer, West Side Story
"Holes", "24", "Army Wives", "Heroes" , "Star Trek"
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Battleworks, Parsons Dance Company and the Twyla Tharp Dance Company
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