Each year, Nancy Barry, IST founder and Producing Director, travels to NYC and Boston and college campuses to bring a company of 60 professional actors, directors, designers and technicians to live in residence for the summer, including a group of talented college students who are training for professional careers. The seasons include a balance of traditional and contemporary musicals, with something for everyone!
Incredibly gratifying is the enormous success of our alumni from the last seven years. We have had alum in appearing in 7 Broadway shows (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin, Cabaret, Newsies, How The Grinch Stole Christmas) and almost every national tour has featured one of our performers (Anything Goes,West Side Story, Beauty & The Beast, Wicked, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, A Chorus Line, Annie, Memphis, Sister Act, Cats Fiddler on the Roof, Shrek, South Pacific, Spring Awakening, Spamalot).
Our rising stars include:
- Nasia Thomas, Beautiful, The Musical: Broadway
- Beka Burnham, Wicked!: 1st National Tour
- Matt Densky, How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Madison Square Garden
- Ashey Mortenson, Wicked!: 1st National Tour, Les Miserables: Broadway
- Davin DeSantis, Les Miserables: Broadway
- Tommy Bracco, Newsies: Broadway
- Alexandra Fassler, The Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Music Hall
- Cody Strand, Book of Mormon: Broadway
- Will Carlyon, Cabaret: Broadway
- Sidney DuPont, Beautiful, The Musical: Broadway
- Katherine Allison, Aladdin: Broadway
Come and see a show-you are sure to spot a “future star” on our stage!