Broadway Dreams

The Richard E. Rauh Conservatory offers the finest training in the Pittsburgh area in dance, music and theater. Conveniently located in Pittsburgh's West End.

In the Teen, Pre-teen and Broadway Jr. programs, students ages 4- 18 have a unique and amazing opportunity to work in a professional environment with their peers. Their singing, acting and dancing skills develop in a disciplined classroom atmosphere. The students then test these skills in performance. The audience applause strengthens their self confidence and positively reinforces their hard work.

The Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Pre-College Program has served as a pathway to Broadway, feature films, and University training. Graduates have matriculated at Yale, CMU, NYU, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Penn State, Point Park and many others. The Pre-College program offers advanced classes for students with "Broadway Dreams."

The Conservatory offers:

  • Evening and Saturday Classes
  • Fully Equipped Studios
  • Piano Lab
  • Free Parking

For Information please contact:
Colleen Petrucci
412 539-0900 x234

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Richard E. Rauh Conservatory

Way Cool School

At the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, you'll find our theater, dance and music classes way cool! And we get results! Check out the credits of a few of our other alums.

Leigh Ann Larkin

Leigh Ann Larkin, originally Leigh Ann Wielgus, studied at Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Rauh Conservatory during her high school years. She graduated with a degree in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

It wasn't long before Leigh Ann was cast in her first national tour, Disney's On the Record."

In May of 2007, she returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh and performed as Belle in Pittsburgh Musical Theater's production of Beauty and the Beast.

At the end of 2008, Leigh Ann booked and shot roles on two television series, Lipstick Jungle and Flight of the Conchords.

She made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, alongside Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, Laura Benanti.

She is currently appearing on Broadway as Petra in A Little Night Music starring Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Jacob Ming-Trent

Jacob Ming-Trent (Papa Ogre, u/s for Shrek). Off-Broadway: Widowers Houses. National Tours: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Continental Divide. Jacob has worked with Berkely Rep, LaJolla Playhouse, The Public, A.C.T, to name a few. TV: Law and Order.

Jacob spent his high school years performing under the guidance of Ken Gargaro. He came back to Pittsburgh to star in PMT's Jesus Christ Superstar and Miss Saigon.

Peter Matthew Smith

Peter Matthew Smith, has been a member of the Broadway casts of Rent, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and Cry Baby. He also played Motel in Fiddler on the Roof with Harvey Fierstein. Originally from Sewickley, he started studying an performing with Pittsburgh Musical Theater from a very young age. He will be graduating into the ranks of director when he assumes that role in the upcoming PMT productions scheduled for January 2010.

Paul McGill

Paul McGill - Broadway productions of A Chorus Line and La Cage Aux Folles, Studio Film starring role in Fame, September 2009 release.

"Since I was 10 years old, the Rauh Conservatory has provided me with the training, opportunities to perform, and nurturing that has allowed me to make the jump from high school to Broadway."

It's not just another song and dance. At Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, our students are offered instruction in dance, music and theater. Everyone gets to perform and many go on to successful college and even professional careers.

We're welcoming young performers ages 4 to 19. To enroll your child, contact Colleen Petrucci at 412 539-0900 ext 234 or email at

Richard E. Rauh Conservatory Theater Company

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