MTLA, owned and directed by Amanda Baird, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a performer in her own right, has been in business for 13 years. Assisted by young, professional choreographers, she has run successful after-school Musical Theater Programs at the UCLA Lab School, Village School, Brawerman Elementary School, Brentwood Lower School, Crossroads, JTD, Mark Keppel Elementary School, St. Matthews, Toll Middle School and Franklin Elementary School.
Amanda herself says, “There’s a magic in children’s theater that takes my breath away. Shy children blossom. Eager performers find their natural element. Hard work and discipline, as well as fun, are what make the magic happen.
Good theater is the end result of talent, polished by experienced direction, and sustained by the performer’s decision to do his or her very best, and to work cooperatively for the good of the show. Now, THAT’S magic!”
We look forward to teaching your children how to create that magic ~ for themselves, and for you!