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Showstoppers Broadway Intensive - VIDEO AUDITIONS ONLY
Intensive Dates: Monday, July 26-Saturday, August 7, 2021 (July 26-30: 1pm-4pm, August 2-6: 9am-4pm)
Performances: August 6 & 7, 2021
Intermediate to advanced performers ages 13 through college increase their musical theater skills in this two-week intensive. Led by industry professionals, attendees are challenged through master classes, topic-based workshops and rehearsals to hone solo and ensemble performance skills. The intensive concludes with a themed family showcase at the Straz Center.
Past Broadway guest artists include: Leslie Kritzer, Heather Parcells, Eric Petersen, Justin Sargent and Wesley Taylor
Applicants must submit the following via Showstoppers Broadway Intensive's Acceptd page:
- Completed digital application
- Video: 32 bar song from published musical theatre
- Video: Record a simple dance excerpt that includes a jazz square, pirouette and leap (this does not need to be set to music)
- Response Video: Record a 1 minute video sharing why you feel prepared to spend two weeks in rigorous rehearsal and performance
What makes the Showstoppers Broadway Intensive different from other Broadway intensives?
The objectives of the Showstoppers Broadway Intensive are to challenge students in the key disciplines of musical theater with the desire to take each student from their current level to a higher levels in dance, acting, singing and overall performance quality.
The following concepts are addressed:
Dance—Proper terminology, basic to intermediate steps, form, combinations, and stylistic work
Acting—Terminology, techniques, script study, character interpretation and stylistic work
Music—Terminology, sight-reading, harmonics, vocal health, vocal technique, interpretation, musicality and stylistic work
Performance—Poise, directability, accepting and applying feedback, endurance, agility, stage presence and confidence
In addition, students gain an understanding of the professional performance atmosphere and expectations.
Our faculty and teaching artists instruct dance, theater and music to middle and high school students year-round. All perform or have performed professionally, but are equally passionate about teaching, coaching, developing, directing and imparting knowledge to passionate students. Continual development and refinement of instructional strategies, methodology, curriculum and pedagogy to best address students’ needs and meet curricular objectives is a priority. As a Conservatory accredited through AdvancED, our curriculum and faculty undergo third-party review, are engaged in a continuous improvement process and instructors attend professional development training within their discipline. In addition, our college guest faculty share the latest techniques from college musical theater programs and Broadway teaching artists enhance the experience and bring insight from the artistic and business side of today’s Broadway.
Showstoppers Broadway Intensive features additional off-site performance opportunities. Past years have included performances at the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, West Shore Plaza and local community centers. A minimum of one theme-park performance is provided creating the opportunity for students to take the show-on-the-road and experience performing in the lucrative theme-park setting. (All theme park performances have been suspended at this time due to Covid)
We believe the experience of a professional quality production is critical to development as a performer. To that end, our intensive culminates in a fully produced, themed production which includes design elements such as costumes, make-up, props, sets, lights, and sound design packaged in a high-quality ticketed theatrical revue that results in sellout performances.
SHOWSTOPPERS BROADWAY INTENSIVE FAQ's
- Open to students age 13 through college
- Two week production intensive
- Monday, July 26 - Saturday, August 7, 2021
- Intensive rehearsals occur weekdays
- Students work at their specific level and placements are held on day 1
- Opportunities for off-site performances
- Broadway guest artists
- Guest faculty from college musical theater programs
- Private coaching and masterclass opportunities for each student
- On-site, fully-produced, ticketed performances
- Scholarships available
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00 Yoga stretch & warm-up
9:30 Music rehearsal
11:00 Guest Artist Master Class
2:00 Vocal and Acting Coaching
3:00 Large Group Rehearsal
More information or questions, contact: Theaterprogram@strazcenter.org