2020 Junior Excel – 5 Day Summer Program (Ages 8-14)

Program Dates: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 2020
Program Times:
10AM – 4:30PM (Daily)
Final showcase: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5PM at Baruch Performing Arts Center
Studio Location: Ripley Grier 305 – 305 West 38th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Registration opens 11/1/19

Broadway Workshop’s Junior Excel Intensive is a five-day program geared toward students ages 8-14 with an extremely strong passion for the performing arts. Junior Excel students will study the three disciplines of musical theatre in small groups, broken down by age. Students will prepare solo and small group pieces in preparation for our end of program production, where they will perform for a panel of New York agents, managers and casting directors, as well as family and friends. Our final presentation will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, an off-Broadway theatre venue.

Our past showcase guests include: Telsey + Company Casting, Jennifer Rudin Casting, the LA division of Disney Talent Development, Tara Rubin Casting, Abrams Artists, Innovative Artist, CESD, Paradigm, Mara Entertainment, Nickelodeon Casting, and many others.

Each day begins with a group warm-up, and students will then split up into smaller groups (by age) where they will have master classes in Song Interpretation/Musical Theatre Performance, Acting/Monologue preparation and Dance Master Classes making up their core schedule. In addition to their core classes, students will have special guest workshops with New York’s top casting directors, Broadway actors, musical directors and choreographers. This fast moving day will challenge each student and allow them to take the next big step in their training, all while having an incredible time!

Broadway Workshop’s Junior Excel teachers are highly regarded professional actors/teaching artists who have starred in major Broadway shows, on television and in film.

Past and current guest teachers include: SIERRA BOGGESS (School of Rock, The Little Mermaid, Phantom),  CHRISTY ALTOMARE (AnastasiaJONATHAN GROFF (Hamilton, Spring Awakening), CLAY THOMSON (Matilda, Newsies), THAYNE JASPERSON (Hamilton, Matilda, Newsies),  RORY O’MALLEY (Hamilton), ANNE L. NATHAN (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, Ragtime), COREY COTT (Bandstand, Newsies), LAURA OSNES (Bandstand, Cinderella),  RACHELLE RAK (Catch Me If You Can, Flashdance, Fosse), JOY SUPRANO (HBO’s How to Make it In America), LESLIE KRITZER (Something RottenLegally Blonde, A Catered Affair), ERIKA HENNINGSEN (Mean Girls, Les Miserables), TAYLOR LOUDERMAN (Mean Girls, Bring It On, Peter Pan Live), RACHEL BAY JONES (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin), DEREK KLENA (Anastasia, Wicked) and many others.

Each Junior Excel Student will need:

  • 2 Musical Theatre song selections in the correct key (ideally cut to 16/32 bars)
  • 1 monologue (from a published play or a monologue book)
  • Multiple headshots and resumes for our industry guests

During the Junior Excel week, students will see the Wednesday matinee of a Broadway show!

A sibling discount is available for JUNIOR EXCEL and will be automatically added during registration.

There is no pre-audition required for the JUNIOR EXCEL. We have found our students are ready to work in a professional atmosphere with top industry professionals without the cost associated with pre-screen auditions and open auditions. JUNIOR EXCEL STUDENTS should have prior experience in class or school/professional theatre and an enormous love of musical theater.





We are thrilled to share with you our 2020 Hotel Partner – Hilton Garden Inn, located in the heart of the theatre district. A special rate has been created for our JUNIOR EXCEL students and their families. This Hotel discount is only available when booking on-line.

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square – Not yet open for booking
790 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York, 10019, USA +1-212-581-7000
Travel Partner: 42nd Street Tours & Travel

Past Guest Teachers: Laura Osnes, Taylor Louderman, Sierra Boggess, Christy Altomare, Thayne Jasperson and Gray Henson