I am in my fourth year, on-site, supporting the Broadway Theatre Project's intensive musical theatre arts education program for high school and college kids. Today marks an exciting milestone in the history of - the start of its first Festival where the parents of the students will be able to attend workshops and learn about the critical skills needed to succeed in the professional world of entertainment. 185 apprentices from 28 states, as well as Canada and American Samoa, will be performing in the Festival from July 30-August 1. Numbers in the four festival performances have been directed and choreographed by members of the BTP faculty including Artistic Director Debra McWaters, So You Think You Can Dance - Ryan Kasprzak, Radio City Rockette - Kelly King, among others. Performances also include world premieres of workshops by Broadway Music Director David Loud and Broadway Composer Frank Wildhorn Frank Wildhorn’s number is from the upcoming show Bonnie & Clyde, which heads to La Jolla Playhouse in California and will then make its way to Broadway. Wildhorn also wrote the musical Wonderland, which had its world premiere workshop during the 2007 session of Broadway Theatre Project. David Loud’s numbers are from an upcoming concert of Kander and Ebb music called First You Dream that is heading to the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. this September.
Founded in 1991, Broadway Theatre Project is a prestigious musical theatre arts education program. For further information and to support this impressive program - http://www.broadwaytheatreproject.com/