IMportant

EMYTICKETS


Academy Dates 

TICKETS

Sharon Schaller comes to KSMT with a wealth of performance and teaching experience!  Before trading in her Equity card for a “Mom” card, she appeared at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, City Theatre at Hartwood, Pittsburgh Playhouse, West Virginia Public Theatre, The Mountain Playhouse, and The Theatre Factory, as well as in many regional theatres and a national tour.  Most recently, Sharon appeared in Happy Days (Marion Cunningham) at WVPT (directed by Chris Saunders), and in several shows at the former Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Professional Theatre Company, including The Sound of Music (Sister Sophia), White Christmas (Betty Haynes), My Way and Side by Side by Sondheim.  Sharon has a BFA in musical theatre from Point Park University, and has been teaching and musical directing children of all ages throughout her career.  She teaches musical theatre classes at LPPACS, and is so excited to join the wonderful and talented staff at KSMT!

Experience what everyone is talking about

​        Learn about our exciting programs and find the perfect classes for your student. 

        Email KSMTAcademy@yahoo.com.

VISIT THE ACADEMY

KSMT ACADEMY Staff puts the spotlight on each performer to assist them to reach the next level in their development. Our Classes in Dancing, Acting and Singing Challenge the student while Teaching responsibility and professional Etiquette. 

Take Your Training 

TO THE NEXT LEVEL

CONTACT US

DOWNLOADS

Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly

Resident Artist & Academy ADMINISTRATOR

                                          

                                           Caitlin is thrilled to be joining the faculty at Keystone State

                                           Music Theater!  A Pittsburgh native, Caitlin attended the

                                           University of the Arts in Philadelphia to earn a B.F.A. in Musical

                                           Theater.   She has been performing professionally since she

                                           was seven years old with various regional theaters on the East

                                           Coast and in the Midwest and is a proud member of the

                                           Actor’s Equity Association. Caitlin is a graduate of Seton -

                                           LaSalle High School and a former student of Pittsburgh CLO

                                           Academy and The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the

                                           Arts.  She has also studied at the famed "Second City"

                                           improv troupe in Chicago. Caitlin has taught and

                                           choreographed for various youth theater organizations including Beck Center for the Arts (Lakewood, OH), The Musical Theater Project (Cleveland, OH), True North Cultural Arts (Sheffield, OH), Above the Barre Dance and Gymnastics (Berea, OH), and Montgomery Theater (Souderton, PA) and the Pittsburgh CLO Academy (Pittsburgh, PA).  Favorite performances include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Beck Center), Olive Ostrovsky in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Montgomery Theater), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (True North), Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (New Candlelight Theater), Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Beck Center), Martha Cratchit in A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO), and Xanthias in The Frogs (Cain Park). 

Sharon Schaller

 Lead Instructor

  

Chris Saunders

 Producing Artistic Director, Founder, Lead Instructor

  

                                          Chris is an acclaimed director, choreographer, & performer

                                          whose has made appearances on stages near and far

                                          - from New York to New Delhi. Chris’s choreography has

                                          been seen across the country in the celebrated 10th

                                          Anniversary National Tour of Footloose​.  He has

                                          directed & choreographed productions of Cats,

                                          Joseph…, Hairspray, Godspell, Happy Days: The Musical,

                                          Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, & The Sound of Music. Chris is

                                          also a critically praised performer. His work has been seen

                                          across the country in 50+ productions, including on

                                          Broadway with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

                                          Chris has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Point Park, & Slippery

                                          Rock Universities, and is an adjudicator with Headliners

                                          Competition. Chris is excited to educate a new generation

                                          of stars!

OPPORTUNITIES

CenterStage

Performance

You take

KSMT trains WELL-ROUNDED PERFORMERS. OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO Customize YOUR Desired EDUCATION. WANT AN EXTRA DANCE CLASS? THERE in instruction IN HIP HOP, TAP & MANY MORE. NEED TO BRUSH UP ON YOUR ACTING? TAKE AN IMPROV OR AUDITION CLASS. IS YOUR FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE? PRIVATE VOICE CLASSES ARE READY FOR YOU.

Stage time is an Integral part of a performer's Development.

Our Students Shine onstage in the  "KSMT Academy Musical", a highlight of the Academy.

KSMT'S "SHOWCASE CLASS" IS WHERE ACTING, SINGING, & DANCING COMBINE! STUDENTS PREPARE AND WORK ON MATERIAL FOR THE Showcases in January and May.

An Elite ACADEMY

NEAR YOU

Musical Theater is the convergence of three Art forms: Dancing, Singing, & Acting. KSMT brings them all under one roof. Get advanced training in one convenient, gorgeous location!
KSMT is Honored to be Apart of this one-of-a-kind national model of learning. The rla is Home to Penn State university, Slippery Rock University, Gannon University and many more.

Located on the Border of Allegheny and Butler County, between Cranberry & Marshall Townships. 850 CRANBERRY WOODS DR, CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA 16066

KSMT Academy consists of Two studios, with State-of-the-art floating floorS, and wall to wall mirrors. 

Learning Alliance 

The Regional

ALISON ROSE SAUNDERS

Education Director, FOUNDER, Lead Instructor


                                        Alirose as a creative, hip−style to teaching voice and

                                        performance. She has led a successful career in the musical

                                        theater industry for the past 20 years having worked

                                        nationally and internationally on Broadway, national tours,

                                        cruise ships, and regional theaters. She has been a vocalist

                                        for nine years in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

                                        alongside the Rockettes as Mrs. Claus, and has starred in

                                        shows with Disney. Alison's performance career began in

                                        Chicago, where she appeared in the regional premiere of

                                        Cats, and starred in productions of A Chorus Line and

                                        Singin’ in the Rain.  Her choreography has been set on

                                        talented artists around the US and on Nickelodeon's

                                        TV show Supah Ninjas!  It’s her passion to pass on her

                                        knowledge and experiences of the stage arts to the

                                        community.

September 6 - First Day of Class
November 18-27 - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 19 & 20 - Fall Jr & Sr Musical
Dec 18-January 1 - Holiday Break
January 14 - Winter Showcase
March 19 - Artist Showcase 
April 8 - Spring Junior Musical
April 12-18 - Spring Break
May 13 - Spring Showcase
May 15 - Final Day of Class
May 20 & 21 - Spring Senior Musical
No Class on 10/31, 1/13,

3/19, 4/7, 5/12
All Performances Tentative