23 Jul 2012 - 10 Aug 2012
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
Nora Brennan, a Broadway casting director, will attend the Showcase Performance on August 10th
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will present “Broadway Artists Studio,” a three-week musical theater intensive workshop for pre-teens and teens. All levels of voice, acting and dance will be presented by professional faculty direct from Broadway, representing over 20 shows.
Start spreading the news. South Florida teens and pre-teens hoping to make it in the “Big Apple” can do more than give their regards to Broadway when Young Singers of the Palm Beaches presents Broadway Artists Studio, a three-week musical theater intensive to be presented by award-winning artistic directors and faculty who have all done multiple Broadway shows. To be held from July 23-Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, the workshop is still accepting applications.
Created for all levels of voice, acting and dance, the Broadway Artists Studio workshop will provide professional instruction for young Broadway hopefuls presented by faculty direct from Broadway, who are bringing the experience of over 20 Broadway shows to South Florida. The classes will be taught by featured Broadway guest artists, choreographers and a director/conductor, culminating with a Showcase Performance on August 10th. In addition, casting director Nora Brennan of Nora Brennan Casting of Manhattan, who is currently casting “Matilda” on Broadway, will be conducting a workshop on August 9TH.
The Broadway Artists Studio is produced by and is in collaboration with Young Singers of the Palm Beaches with special thanks to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
“Young Singers of The Palm Beaches is proud to present The Broadway Artists Series, featuring the talents of master artists with extensive Broadway experience for South Florida youth,” reported Beth Clark, executive director of Young Singers of The Palm Beaches. “This professional musical theater program will include training on performance as well auditions, created to give South Florida teens and pre-teens an insider’s guide to landing a role in a Broadway musical.”
Created by venerable Broadway performers Jason Gillman, Jackie Bayne Gillman, Greg Graham and Nadine Isenegger, Broadway Artists Studio classes will be taught by the artistic directors as well as “special guest artists,” including famed musical director/conductor Jerry Mitchell, who has received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards, and Laura Bell Bundy, a Tony-nominated actress. Special guest artists will be coming in for one day each to teach master classes.
“We are delighted to announce that Greg Graham, Nadine Isenegger, Steve Freeman, Laura Bell Bundy, Jerry Mitchell and Nora Brennan will provide training at the inaugural Broadway Artists Studio,” noted Jason Gillman, a graduate of the University of Florida, who starred opposite John Lithgow and Jonathan Pryce in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. (Please see attached bios with this release: http://www.broadwayartistsstudio.com/shop/page/2?shop_param=.)
“The Broadway Artists Studio was created to provide professional training for the theater, presented by accomplished Broadway artists, on a variety of topics for those interested in a Broadway career. While we anticipate that it will be fun, those enrolled will leave with a great appreciation of what it takes to be part of a Broadway production and how to have a successful audition,” Gillman noted.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County's award winning community-based children's choir. A multi-racial, multi-cultural arts education organization based centrally in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, its enrollment for the 2012-2013 choir season is comprised of singers in grades 3-12 from all parts of Palm Beach County's diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic communities. Singers in the YSPB program learn all aspects of proper choral singing and vocal technique, which includes posture, breathing, diction, vowel articulation, music reading and sight singing. Members also learn interpretation, music history, rehearsal and performance techniques, presentation and etiquette.
Tuition for the three-week session of the Broadway Artists Studio is priced at $945, with a registration fee of $50. More information on the musical theater intensive is available by calling Young Singers of the Palm Beaches at 561-659-2332 or at www.yspb.org.