Careers in the Theater and Opera Industry

Theater and opera are both intensely collaborative art forms, and the great diversity of roles within the industries reflects this. There are builders and technicians; designers and choreographers; financiers and business managers; directors and visionaries; and the actors, musicians, and dancers who perform in classic and contemporary plays, musicals, and operas. People create excellent theater in every part of the country, but certain cities are known as hotbeds for the performing arts, including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis.