The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create triple threat performers. Now running both a three day winter intensive and a two week summer program, students will undergo an intense study of dance, voice and acting along with a major performance opportunity with current Broadway professionals and incredible master teachers. Students will become stronger, more dynamic performers, preparing themselves for a professional career at the highest level. Founder & Director, Ben Hartley.
Winter intensive: February 18th - 20th 2012.
Location: LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023.
Summer program: July 30th - August 12th 2012.
Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023.
THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE : WHERE BROADWAY'S FUTURE MEETS BROADWAY'S FINEST
Audition Tour/Masterclass series 2012
01/21/12 Stamford, CT
Ballet School Of Stamford. 175 Atlantic St. Stamford CT 06901.
10:30am - 2:30pm
01/22/12 Boston, MA
Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. 261 Friend Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
10:00 - 2:00pm
01/28/12 New York, NY
LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023.
10:00am - 2:00pm
01/29/12 Cresskill, NJ
Cresskill Perf. Arts. 300 Knickerbocker Rd, At The Circle, Suite 1100, Cresskill, NJ 07626.
10:00am - 2:00pm
Students will need to pre-register and any student between the ages of 11 and 19 may apply. All students will be required to dance and sing in both the masterclass and audition and should come with sheet music from a Broadway show and be prepared to sing 32-64 bars for their vocal audition. There will even be a chance to win two tickets and a backstage tour to Mary Poppins on Broadway! One name will be randomly chosen following the tour and the winner will be announced.
If you can not attend a live audition you may submit a DVD or email a URL link to an online video as part of your application.
EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING...
- Beginning everyday with a thorough warm up
- Master classes in many different Broadway dance styles from the golden age of musical theatre up to present day choreography
- Dance/song classes
- Voice/choral work
- Song Interpretation
- Acting classes
- Monologue work, scene study
- Take the first step to actually putting all three mediums together, dancing, singing and acting; hence learning to become what's known as a triple threat
- Choreography workshop
- In-depth musical workshop
- Lecture demonstrations and parent forum
- Meet industry specialists such as choreographers, directors & casting associates
- Audition study, helping one understand the audition process and how to present oneself
- See a Broadway show & Q&A with the cast
- A catered lunch is provided every day
Featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Magazine, The Dancing Times and NY1 OnStage
Special guests have included: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Kristin Chenoweth, Faith Prince, Baayork Lee, Norm Lewis and Karen Ziemba. Past faculty have included: Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone), Charlie Alterman (Next To Normal), Steven Malone (Leap of Faith), Sandy Faison (Annie), Julie Barnes (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines (Rock of Ages), Ron De Jesus (Movin’ Out), J.T. Egan (The Little Mermaid), Matt Loher (Elf), and Luis Salgado (In the Heights), Alex Sanchez (Fosse), Dana Moore (Fosse), Rickey Tripp (In The Heights), Amy Hall (Fosse), Daniel Watts (In The Heights), Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Robert Creighton (Chicago), Clyde Alves (Anything Goes), Jen Taylor (Mary Poppins), Mark Ledbetter (Anything Goes), and Nova Bergeron (Wicked), Broadway Associate Choreographers and Directors also on the faculty included Jen Bender (The Lion King), Brian Hill (The Little Mermaid), Josh Rhodes (Drowsy Chaperone), Ginger Thatcher (Oklahoma), Eric Sean Fogel (Happy Days), and Tara Young (The Little Mermaid). Broadway Casting Directors included Craig Burns (Telsey & Co) and Rachel Hoffman (Telsey & Co).
"TBE is the only summer musical theater intensive parents and students need to know about."
Casey Nicholaw, Director & Choreographer The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, Book of Mormon.
"Inspiration! Ben Hartley and his team have created a unique and special program. I wish I had The Broadway Experience when I was growing up"
Kristin Chenoweth, TONY & EMMY award winning actress, Wicked, Promises Promises.
"Ben Hartley and his knowledgeable colleagues transform aspiring musical theatre students into budding skilled performers."
Karen Ziemba, TONY award winning actress, Steel Pier, Contact, Chicago, Curtains.
"I fully support & recommend Ben's guidance to every young student that is looking to learn more about performing and about themselves."
Norm Lewis, B'way Star, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, The Little Mermaid.