Walgrove Musical Theatre is a free after-school program open to Walgrove students grades 1-5. Students develop skills in acting, dancing and voice, culminating in a final performance of a different musical each May.
In 2019 Walgrove Musical Theatre traveled to Neverland in Peter Pan Jr.
In 2021 The Walgrove Musical Theatre students rose to the challenge of performing Alice In Wonderland Jr. virtually from their homes
In 2022 the Walgrove Elementary School Auditorium was transformed into Pride Rock when students presented Lion King Jr.
In 2023 students learned that Anything Can Happen if You Let It as Walgrove Musical Theatre presented Mary Poppins Jr.
It has been demonstrated through research that students who engage in the arts at their school have higher attendance rates, demonstrate higher academic performance on tests and in qualitative research studies, and have higher graduation and college attendance rates. Additionally, it has been shown that students experience greater self-esteem, self-efficacy and have a stronger sense of how they can make an impact in their broader communities. We have seen students grow artistically and thrive as independently responsible citizens within a tight-knit ensemble.