Millikan Musical Theatre

The Millikan Musical Theatre program is one of the most respected and selective Middle School Musical Theatre programs in the state. Once admitted to the program after a rigorous audition process, students will have an opportunity to work daily with accomplished theater professionals in acting, vocal and dance techniques. In addition to the classroom and studio experience, students will also have the opportunity to be in two Broadway-style Musical Theatre productions during the year. Some of our past productions include, In the Heights, The Addams Family, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray and many other exceptional shows. Finally, students in the Musical Theatre program will be able to participate in various festivals and competitions with other schools in Southern California.

Meet the Millikan Musical Theatre Staff

Mr. Brady Frome - Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brady spent his early years as a professional actor. Although his passion was theater and he spent most of my time on stage, he also worked in TV, film, music videos, commercials, PSA’s, and improv shows. As much as he loved acting and performing, however, he always knew that he wanted to be a teacher. After high school, he went to Emerson College in Boston where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater Education. The cold winters convinced him to come back home and pursue his graduate degree in a warmer climate. Brady attended Loyola Marymount University and received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, with honors. While studying for his degrees, Brady taught drama at Chelsea High (near Boston), English at Westchester High and directed after school theater programs at Westwood Charter and Culver City Middle School.

Mr. Leo Krubsack - Vocal Director

With a background in composition, voice, conducting, and arranging, Leo enjoys sharing his skills through his classes, shows and concerts. Leo hails from Wisconsin, where he studied with the late composer John Downey. His numerous compositions include chamber music, songs in a variety of genres, sacred works and several albums of children's music. Leo loves working with Middle School students, who are at that fork in the road - someone has to point them down a good path! Millikan is the place to do just that.

Ms. Indira Tyler - Dance Director

Indira Tyler began her studies with Alex Martin of the Royal Ballet and trained in musical theatre at the Karamu Theatre in Cleveland, OH. She went on to study dance at the Martha Graham School, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and the Katherine Dunham School in St. Louis. Indira is a graduate of Education, Dance, Cultural Studies and Literature and has earned her BA and Master Degrees from UCLA, Philadelphia University of the Arts and CSUDH. As an educator and professional artist in film, television and theatre, Indira has traveled the world and is driven to inspire cultural and artistic awareness among youth. In 2009, Indira founded The Tyler Project, a 501c(3), nonprofit designed to develop the skills and aspirations of young people and focuses on creative partnerships for the arts and humanities. Her non-profit experience has allowed her to bring arts into schools to promote scholastic achievement. Indira is passionate about continuing to developing quality art at Millikan Middle School by promoting a vibrant and inclusive artistic cultural environment.