Skylight Music Theatre Announces Early Career Professional Internship Program

Skylight Music Theatre | September 15, 2020

Milwaukee — Skylight Music Theatre today announced a new Early Career Professional Internship Program (ECP). Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional music theatre company located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger said the company is seeking four, Milwaukee-area, early-career music theatre performers for the program. The ECP performers will serve as standbys for mainstage productions during the current 2020-21 season. The interns will receive one-on-one coaching from Unger, who also oversees Skylight’s education program, as well as from Skylight directors, music directors, choreographers, and professional performers. The ECP interns may also participate in education programming, concerts, community events, and other related activities.

The ECP program is intended for college and post-college theatre performers, and participants must have local housing and transportation. ECP interns are hired on a per-show basis, and will be paid a small stipend.

Standby rehearsals via Zoom will begin October 20, 2020 for ECP interns selected to be in Skylight’s opening production of the 20/21 season, Little Shop of Horrors, running Nov. 13 through Dec. 27, 2020.

To apply for the ECP program, performers should submit their headshot, resume and links to two contrasting musical theatre songs to Deadline for submissions is October 4, 2020. Skylight is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse work environment.

“The ECP Program is an exciting opportunity for artists pursuing the next step in their burgeoning careers,” said Unger. “We believe this program will provide rewarding work and excellent experience. We hope in the future to grow the ECP into a full-season internship for music theatre performing and technical artists from around the country.”

Skylight Music Theatre, which recently marked its 60th year, has been a steppingstone for many music theatre artists. “In this climate of extremely limited work opportunities, we are pleased to be able to offer valuable on-the-job-experience, while following all health and safety protocols, along with inspiration, guidance and education, to talented Milwaukee performing artists,” said Unger. To learn more about Skylight’s health and safety protocols, please click here.

Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis. 53202. For more information, please visit

About Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre launches its 61st season in 2020-2021. Skylight’s mission since 1959: To bring the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. Skylight brings fresh approaches or interesting twists to music theatre works, creating meaningful connections, not only between the characters on stage but with the audience as well. Skylight’s home is the beautiful 350-seat Cabot Theatre, modeled after an 18th century French opera house, with great views allowing audiences to feel close to the powerful emotions on stage.