I only know how to write musicals.

~Lin-Manuel Miranda

Musical Theater Writing

Online Theater Program

WHO: 6th – 8th Grades

WHERE: Virtually Offered

WHEN: Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

DATES: September 24 – December 17 (3 month program)

COST: $480/season

Program Description


Do you love musicals and dream of writing your own? Do you have stories tell and want to learn how to give them shape in a musical form? In this class we will learn about the process of writing a musical through the expereince of writing a musical. We can learn by doing. We will play, imagine, sing, and write.

***No class on November 26th (Thanksgiving)


  • In lieu of BAL’s traditional shared performance, students will be included in a video reel showcasing highlights and vignettes from the season’s online collaborations.
  • A direct link to the video(s) will be provided to share with friends and family.
  • Please allow reasonable time after the season ends for video post-production.
Important Program Details


  • We will provide a very short materials needed list for families the week prior to the program.
  • Most things will be household items or basic art supplies.
  • We will keep it simple.

Online Classes Via Zoom

  • All virtual classes are conducted via Zoom. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/
  • A Zoom invite will be sent to you one hour before the class begins.
  • Each week a new link/reminder will be sent to you.
  • Please sign on at the scheduled time of the class.
  • Email us at admin@brooklynactinglab.org if you are having any issues joining.

How to prepare for the Zoom Theater

  • Clear some free space for your child to move. Be sure that there aren’t any pieces of furniture, plants, or visiting pets to bump into or trip over.
  • Place the device on a stable surface with the video turned on.
  • Get ready to have fun!
  • We understand everyone’s arrangement is different… we’ll make it work!