“Sweeney Todd”







Fall Cabaret



“In The Heights!”



“Mamma Mia”




early January, 2022


We welcome ALL 9th-12th grade high school students who are passionate about musical theatre, and are fully vaccinated, to audition for our Spring 2022 show!  As a student-run company, we are looking for students who are interested in all different aspects of a musical theatre production: performers, tech crew, marketers, event planners, production and stage management staff, photographers, graphic designers, costume and props designers, makeup and hair artists, painters and musicians. Watch this space for specific audition information! 


If you would like up-to-the-minute information, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our email is info@thefreetheatre.org. 

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 Who We Are!


The Free Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3, student-run, tuition-free company for students in 9th-12th grade who are passionate about creating theater. Through our mentorship and advisory program, students are trained to be leaders in the creative and production processes, taking on the positions of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager, for our full-scale fall and spring musical productions. Students are supported by a team of mentors, all working professionals in DC/MD/VA theatre, who serve as resources and advisors throughout the year. We are planning for in-person December and June musical performances this year!




Advisory Board

 Pictures and Bios HERE!


The Free Theatre Non-Discrimination Policy: The Free Theatre shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, color, background, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical, mental or sensory disability, matriculation, socio-economic status, political or religious opinion, or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.



As an actively antiracist organization, we are condemning, speaking up, and taking action against systemic racist practices and microaggressions in theatre and in the greater community.


* We are committed to diverse, color-conscious casting, and expansive hiring of BIPOC designers, board members and staff.


* We are learning from BIPOC leaders in the community about ways we can effectively usher change into our lives and communities.


* We are retooling our programs to engage in the work that needs to be done to amplify BIPOC voices and those of other marginalized communities.


* We are striving to be leaders in active antiracism, and we welcome and encourage your engagement.


* We have formed an internal committee to actively focus on becoming an antiracist theater company. BIPOC are represented and amplified in the fiber of our organization.





The Free Theatre is funded in part by generous contributions from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, The Nora Roberts Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council.