Theater for Young Audiences

Embark on a journey into the wonderful world of musical theater for young audiences at Berklee.

Each year, Berklee students bring to life a new piece from traditional children's literature that becomes an original musical to present for Boston Public Schools, charter schools, and families. Led by composer and director Rene Pfister, an assistant professor in the Voice Department, this new initiative is bringing the joy of children's theater to Berklee with a soundtrack that everyone can sing along to. 

This year's production:
Hansel and Gretel
Berklee Performance Center 
May 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Order tickets online or call the box office Mondays–Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 617-747-2261.

Email us at MusicalTheaterYA@berklee.edu for more information or with questions.

Past Productions


The Emperor's New Clothes

Spring 2017


The Musical Theater for Young Audiences and Contemporary Musical Theater initiatives at Berklee presented The Emperor's New Clothes, an original children's musical written by Pfister.


Alice in Wonderland

Spring 2016

A new musical adaptation for young audiences written by Pfister, this delightful show featured Berklee students from the Musical Theater for Young Audiences Ensemble, with vocals, bass, percussion, and a five-piece band. The show gave kids a new look into Wonderland with songs like "200 Rules for a Tea Party," "I'll Have Your Head!" and "There's a Foot Sticking out of My House!"


Pinocchio
Spring 2015

With a jazz and pop score and a 45-minute running time, this mini-musical invited kids to learn and sing along as the Blues Fairy and the Funky Cricket tried to help Pinocchio do his best to tell the truth. He escaped the Evil Coachman and was sneezed out of the belly of a whale before he finally became a real boy. Featuring an original score by Pfister, it showcased students from the Berklee Musical Theater Ensemble as well as the Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra.