MT Ed is happy to report that we ran a very successful summer camp and fall theatre program this year. Families were thrilled with our outdoor venue!  
With WNY weather, we will be heading back indoors for our winter programs. Masks will be required for all participants for our in person programs and limited audiences will be permitted in socially distanced seating.



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Revisit or discover anew the beloved literary characters of the bestselling The Enchanted Bookshop in this very merry prequel.  This time, they’re joined by a whole crew of Christmas themed characters, including the Nutcracker Prince, Amy March, the Velveteen Rabbit, the Little Match Girl, and even Ebenezer Scrooge himself! 

As the play begins, it’s four days before Christmas and Miss Margie, the scatterbrained owner of the shop, is thrilled to have two very special guests — her serious-minded sister Ellen and book-loving niece Annabelle.  Ellen was recently laid off from her position as an astronomy professor, and she’s certain she’ll never find a job again.  Her luck changes, however, when high-tech billionaire Philip Brantley stops in at the shop and Margie convinces him to hire Ellen for his new space project.

With Ellen out shopping, Margie has a brainstorm to wrap the bookmark that Philip wrote his phone number on and give it to Ellen as a Christmas present.  After all, what could possibly go wrong?  Ha! 

When the present disappears, it’s up to our come-to-life book characters to solve the mystery of the missing bookmark and save the day for Ellen — all without giving away their magical existence.  It’s a hilarious, heartwarming tale that reminds us that the best gifts don’t come wrapped in pretty paper and bows.

Tuition: $200 - once you are registered you are in the show

Limited to 17 participants

Grades 2-8

Director: Tina Crandall-Gommel

Assistant Director: Amanda Hartmann

November 4-December 12: Wednesdays 6-8:30, Saturdays 9-12:30

December 13-16 5-9pm

Performances: December 18 at 7pm, December 19 at 2pm and 7pm.

*Performs as a night of one acts with our teen holiday program.

A collection of four Christmas-themed short comedies in which elves go on strike, Santa turns gangsta, a shameless huckster attempts to sell the holiday, and two Texas girls try to get their first white Christmas by fighting global warming.

Tuition: $200 - once you are registered you are in the show

Limited to 20 participants

Grades 8-12

Director: Tina Crandall-Gommel

Assistant Director: Amanda Hartmann

November 2-December 12: Mondays 6-8:30, Saturdays 12-2:30

December 13-16 5-9pm

Performances: December 18 at 7pm, December 19 at 2pm and 7pm.

*Performs as a night of one acts with our youth holiday program.

As Mrs. Claus prepares for Christmas by getting Santa’s lucky boxer shorts ready, a series of Christmas-themed scenes unfold, from a sports segment featuring the 845th annual Reindeer Games, to a holiday quiz show featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.  Mrs. Claus once again comes to the rescue when the elves rip Santa’s gift bag, and a segment from North Pole News features touching moments highlighting the spirit of the season.  In between short scenes with two to six players are a handful of monologues that round out the fun.  All scenes can easily be rehearsed and staged remotely!

Tuition: $125 - once you are registered you are in the show

Limited to 15 participants

Grades 2-12

Director: Tina Crandall-Gommel

November 3-December 18: Tuesdays 6-8pm via Zoom

Performance via LiveStream December 11 at 7pm



Fundraising Campaign

In these unprecedented times, we are certain of few things. One thing we are certain of is that when we are able to return to work and school, MT Ed will be open and excited to make theatre with your children again! At this time we are accepting donations for two causes that are very important to us, our tuition assistance program and our fundraiser for a new microphone system. Please consider helping a deserving student pursue musical theatre education and helping all of our students be heard!

Donations can be made via Venmo to @TinaMTEd, via PayPal to tina@musicaltheatreeducation.com or by check. Mail to:


c/o Tina Crandall-Gommel

75 Stutson St.

Rochester, NY 14616

Please indicate in the memo section which fundraiser you would like to contribute to.

Thank you for your generosity.



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We are proud to offer lessons in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance with a trained instructor. Tina Crandall-Gommel has a BA in Theatre and Dance and a Masters in Education. She has taught at area dance studios for over 20 years and has choreographed for many area theatres and schools.



Lessons for students of all ages focusing on performance, audition prep, music theory, reading music and proper technique.



Acting lessons available for students looking to hone their skills, prepare for an audition or develop confidence.



We invite students ages 14+ to participate in our tech internship program. Students will be paired with a person in their area of interest (ie. stage management, lighting, sound, set design, costuming) to work along side while learning valuable skills.



We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become. ~Augusto Boal

At MT Ed we provide quality educational experiences to students of all ages. Classes are available in voice, dance and acting from educated professionals. Performance opportunities are provided through recitals and musical theatre productions.



Get in touch with us today to schedule a lesson or learn more about performance or intern opportunities!





75 Stutson St
Rochester, Monroe County 14612

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