through July 23, 2021
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We are thrilled to bring our JUNIOR EXCEL INTENSIVE to an online format for Summer 2021!
JUNIOR EXCEL ONLINE – SOLD OUT
Dates: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Ages: 8-14 (divided into multiple groups by age)
Daily Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm ET (Eastern Time)
This five-day online intensive allows students who have a strong interest in musical theatre performance to work in small groups with the highest level of Broadway stars and casting directors.
Broadway Workshop JUNIOR EXCEL Online 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.
Our Junior Excel Online teaching artists are: Christy Altomare (Anastasia, Mamma Mia), Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls, Spring Awakening), Sky Lakota-Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen), Thayne Jasperson (Hamilton, Newsies, Matilda), Brooke Engen (Beetlejuice, Hairspray), John Patrick Hayden (Law and Order, Chicago Fire), Kayla Davion (Tina, Waitress), Cheech Manohar (Mean Girls), Kathy Searle (Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl), Vasthy Mompoint (Spongebob, Prom, Mary Poppins), and Grey Henson (Mean Girls, Book of Mormon).
**All teaching artists are subject to change.
Students will start with a group morning meeting and then head off to their smaller group workshops, where they will receive one-on-one coaching and a more personalized setting. In their first class period, students will meet with their main Broadway teaching artist and work on song interpretation, audition technique, and how to connect to a song.
Students will work with their main Broadway teaching artist Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and then on Thursday of the program week, each group will work with a Broadway special guest teacher (TBA). On Friday, the students will get to perform their songs for an industry professional (casting director or agent) to get different feedback. Each day builds on the previous day. Our small class groups allow for students to get comfortable with the other students and teachers and allow them to embrace what is special about them and apply it to their song work.
Students will have a 30-minute lunch break following their morning master class, as well as multiple small breaks throughout the day.
Students will return to their smaller groups to take part in a rotating set of acting workshops, including scene-work, improv, and commercial acting. These classes will be led by various Broadway and film/television actors.
In the final part of the day, students will come together for an exciting virtual dance workshop featuring different Broadway guest teachers directly from Broadway’s best dance shows!
MORE ON BROADWAY WORKSHOP: ONLINE INTENSIVES
Things you’ll need to participate in Junior Excel Online:
- A computer or device (such as a phone or tablet) with internet connection
- Two- Musical Theatre/Pop/Rock song selections to use in class. Songs/tracks should be cut down to 16/32 bar cuts. (about 1-2 minutes)
- A 16-32 bar accompaniment track for your song (more info below)
- A second device (phone or tablet) to play your 16-32 bar accompaniment track in class
- Zoom – available through download at www.Zoom.com
- Recommended: headphones or a headset to minimize background noise
Students will need two or three musical theatre or pop/rock audition song in the correct key for this workshop. We suggest that you do not sing songs currently on Broadway and stay away from overdone musical material. You will need a track for each of your songs in your virtual song book. You can try to find a track on-line or you can feel free to email our musical directors to create a track for you (INFO BELOW).
If you are looking for song suggestions – Click HERE to browse for song cuts.
Students will NOT need a monologue for the online intensives.
We have put together a list of helpful places to find tracks for your musical theater/pop songs.
Piano Tracks – App
There is no pre-audition required for JUNIOR EXCEL ONLINE. 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. STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE JUNIOR EXCEL PROGRAM SHOULD HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, OR PROFESSIONAL THEATRE.
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