One of the best things about participating in the CAPA Marquee Awards is the opportunity to participate in professional theatre education activities throughout the year!

Workshops and Classes

In addition to working with Broadway touring artists, we are also holding a series of workshops with professional, local artists throughout the year.


In THE ART OF THE UNDERSTUDY, you’ll learn about the importance of understudies and how to fulfill that role like a professional. Topics will include:

  • Who becomes an understudy and why
  • Understudy vocabulary and the expectations for various types of understudies (understudy, swing, standby, etc.)
  • How understudies behave in regular and tech/dress rehearsals, and how they interact with the cast and production team
  • Tips on how to take notes and learn understudy assignments
  • What an understudy rehearsal looks like and how to participate in one
  • Understudy expectations once a production is in performance


Saturday, November 6, 10:30 am-12 pm


Ohio Theatre, Room 1
55 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215


You do not need to prepare anything. Bring something to take notes, if desired. If you’re able, please also bring three different colors of writing utensils (for example: a blue pen, a black pen, and a pencil; or three colors of gel pens) and three colors of highlighters.


To participate in this workshop, students MUST submit the online 21-22 CMA Media Release Form and the 21-22 CMA Emergency Medical Form.  Both forms must be signed by both the student and the student’s parent/guardian. Your registration will not be considered complete until you have signed up for a workshop slot and submitted these forms.

Please note: If you have already submitted these forms for a prior education workshop or master class, you do not need to submit them again.

Broadway Events

We will be holding FREE events for several of the Broadway in Columbus productions this season. All participating CAPA Marquee Awards schools will have the opportunity to sign up students for available slots. All Broadway events are subject to the tour’s availability and therefore, are subject to change.

Please check back for upcoming opportunities.