Conservatory Outreach


Click here for the Fall 2015 schedule.

Triple Threat Music Theatre Program

Director and Acting Instructor:  Lisa Ortenzi
Movement Instructor:  Carli Taylor Miluk
Vocal Instructor: Joel McDaniel

Triple Threat Music Theatre Program
Saturday Programming

Grades 4 - 10
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Conservatory Outreach department offers a Saturday morning program for middle and early high school students interested in improving their music theatre skills.  Join us and experience the exciting world of music theatre!  The Triple Threat Music Theatre  program focuses on singing, acting, and movement  for the music theatre stage so that students can improve their performance skills. Students audition on the first day of class in order to be placed in the appropriate ensemble depending on skills level. Students will participate in one of two ensembles and receive two hours class rotations including  group voice classes,  music theatre dance/movement classes and acting classes. At the end of the semester each ensemble combines their new skills in presenting a final "Informance." We call it an “Informance” because the Triple Threat program is focused on building participants’ skills and technique not just on a final performance.  We invite friends and family to attend the final “Informance” so that we can inform and share the skills and techniques we have built over the previous semester.  Come see what all the fun is about!

Fall Semester focus is the stage version of Oliver!  Focus on Lionel Bart's classic piece of musical theatre will include well known musical numbers such as "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," and "It's a Fine Life."

Training Ensemble, generally grades 4 through 7 depending on ability - Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am
A beginning to intermediate level ensemble that focuses on building a strong foundation in singing, movement and acting, each of the concentrations that make up a true triple threat performer. Students grow as singers, dancers and actors while building skills toward being a member of the BW Triple Threat Performing Ensemble.  The Training Ensemble performs in the “Informance” held at the end of each semester.

Performing Ensemble, generally grades 7 through 10 depending on ability - Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am
An intermediate to advanced
level, audition-only ensemble made up of students with previous music theatre performing experience and/or previous participation in BW’s Triple Threat  and/or Music Theatre Camp programs. Performing ensemble instruction enhances participants’ skills in singing, dancing and acting with a focus on the integration of the three skill areas. The Performing Ensemble performs in the “Informance” held at the end of each semester.

Fall Schedule:

Saturdays, beginning September 26th and ending with our “Informance” on December 5th: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, ---, 12/5 (No class on 11/28 Thanksgiving Weekend.)

Basic Class Schedule:

  • Rotation 1: Acting

  • Rotation 2: Voice

  • Rotation 3: Dance/movement

  • Rotation 4: Combined groups

Students are required to bring their own sheet music to the first session in order to be placed into groups that are both age and skill appropriate. These classes have been very popular and are filling quickly so please register soon!

Location: Kleist Center for Art and Drama, Room 115 (Dance Studio), 95 E. Bagley Road

Cost: $200 for 10 classes, a $15 materials plus a $15 registration fee.

Lisa Ortenzi currently serves as the Director of Educational Programming for Great Lakes Theater. Lisa directs the Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program, the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition, the Camp Theater! Program and continues to teach.  Lisa’s Outreach Tour directing credits include: Ten in One, The Decameron, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Seven Ages, and Double Heart which was chosen for the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. 

Lisa serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Theater Department and Artistic Director of the Baldwin Wallace University Triple Threat Music Theater Program for the Conservatory Outreach.  Lisa has also served as the Education Director/Artistic Associate of the Cleveland Youth Theatre, directed for the Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Baldwin Wallace University and a variety of Community Theaters and High School Drama programs including the All-Ohio Thespian and North Area Thespian Productions for the Ohio Education Theater Association.

Lisa holds BAC degrees in Theatre and Radio/TV/Film from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s in
Directing from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Carli Taylor Miluk - Carli is thrilled to be working with the BW Triple Threat Program! Her Cleveland performance credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Morrison Dance, Radio Disney Cleveland and the Magic Mike Productions magic shows. International credits include a European tour for Armed Forces Entertainment as the host of a puppet show with Natural Bridges Puppet Production Company. She currently works as a health educator through the UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Center's Safety Squad. Carli holds a BA in Theater and Dance from Baldwin Wallace University.

Joel McDaniel is a professional musician, actor, music director, and director based in Willoughby, Ohio. He works as the Upper and Middle School Music and Theatre Program director for Andrews Osborne Academy, and Music Director for the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music's Triple Threat Music Theatre and Music Theatre Summer Camp programs. Joel also has performed and music directed professionally throughout Northern Ohio. Recent regional professional credits include: Jinx (Forever Plaid), Dance Captain/Swing (Ragtime), Assistant Music Director (Bye, Bye Birdie), Assistant Music Director (Seussical), Issachar/Joseph US (Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat), Mungojerrie (Cats), and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast). Directing credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Bye Bye Birdie, School House Rock Live! Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr., and Much Ado Out West. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace.

Online Ensemble Registration

Click here to register and pay for your ensemble.  The link will take you to a login page for BW’s Conservatory Outreach registration & Arts Events ticketing system. 

  • If you have ordered tickets online for BW ticketed arts events in the past, please use the same login. 
  • If this is your first time using the software, please create a new account using the name of the parent or adult student registering. 
  • You will be able to add members of your family to your account in order to register them for classes and ensembles. 
  • Note that the payment amount will reflect the cost of the ensemble, the $15 registration fee and materials fee (if applicable).

This system improves our registration process allowing you to register and pay for your ensemble in one step!   If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact the Conservatory Outreach department at 440-826-2365 or





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