Featuring Zoe Vonder Haar, Ben Nordstrom, John Flack, Samantha Madison and Steve Neale.

It takes a good story, lyrics, music, dance and staging to put a musical together. Enjoy a fast-paced look at the process, with several numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story as an example.

Tickets for live, in-person programs are $4.50 per student. Scholarships may be available to eligible schools.

These one-hour performances feature some of St. Louis’ top musicians and educators as well as several nationally acclaimed artists. Students are given the opportunity for a Q&A session with artists at the end of each performance. Teacher handbooks, which include additional educational material and follow-up activities, will be provided to guide teachers for each concert.

The Sheldon will continue to offer live-streaming performances of our most popular concerts this season, free of charge to both traditional and home schools, thanks to thanks to the Steward Family Foundation and many other generous donors. Registration is required.

Streaming performances of The American Musical will only be available for viewing at the date and time scheduled. All performances will be available via live stream, but will not be accessible to view after the original, live performance is complete.

Click here to register! 

Contact the Sheldon Education Department at 314.533.9900 or e-mail Laurel Wacyk.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, artists and volunteers is our top priority. The Sheldon is a proud Missouri ArtSafe certified venue. As The Sheldon continues to monitor the regulations and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City of St. Louis regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the following practices will be in place to ensure the health and wellness of The Sheldon’s patrons, artists and staff.

Face masks are recommended for all students, parents and teachers at all times while in the building. Each school group will be ushered into the concert hall and dismissed individually to avoid cross traffic with other schools. For the safety of our guests, all Sheldon staff, musicians, guest artists, ushers and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. To learn more about our health and safety guidelines, please visit our website at TheSheldon.org/covid-updates/.


The American Musical is also available at the following dates and times:


Made possible by Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation and Sally Johnston