Frequently asked Questions:
BROADWAY BOOTCAMP LLC. is a performance-based camp with daily exposure to Broadway material and traditions. Campers sing, dance and act every day becoming well-rounded performers. Our campers learn how to communicate with confidence. We cater to all levels of performers: those auditioning regularly to those who need to build confidence in performing in front of others. Real stage terminology is used so children have a working knowledge of being in theatrical production: call boards, warm ups, cast pre-show energy circles all add to the campers experience.
The 2019 original musical is "ROAR!" a silly musical about the 1920's. Songs can be found on our CALLBOARD page on this website. Every summer the entire company performs an original juke box musical written by a local playwright incorporating a specific theme using Broadway hits. The show is performed in a real theater with high quality production values: lights, costumes, sets etc. Children perform roles in a cohesive two act scripted play with a plot.
Once accepted into camp, every camper has a role in the show with their moment to shine. Great care is taken to cast every camper with the opportunity to perform to their best ability. Some campers are more experienced and need to be challenged with larger roles while others are given a smaller moment to shine. The Cast List is posted after the first day of camp. Past performances have shown us that children love to perform the show and take great care to perform their part no matter the size! Broadway show traditions: warm ups, sound checks, prop checks, dressing room bonding and pre-show circles all add to the fun!
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate all children as space limitations and maintaining a safe learning environment for all (Both onstage and backstage) dictates the number of children we accept into the program. All candidates complete registration and then March 26th is audition day (specific time slots are released later). Students receive scores from professional staff members well versed in adjudicating in three areas (singing, dance and acting). Audition songs are provided by BBC there is no need to provide your own song. The audition day is as fun and friendly as possible.
Auditions help predict children who will thrive in a fast-paced theater camp. If your child follows directions, has good focus and is confident performing it will show! For our older, more experienced campers this day lets us see where your child has blossomed over the past year. BBC is special because we use an original script that can accommodate beginning performers and those who are professional already!
Finally, this process reflects the real life scenario for all performers- to be cast in shows you must audition. This day is a valuable learning experience in itself; helping young performers gain experience auditioning.
Every day begins with a large circle, vocal and physical warm ups and daily announcements. Talent Share begins- campers opt to share their one minute talent with the rest of camp. The first part of the day is WORKSHOPS of Singing, Acting and Dance. The company is broken up into groups that circulate though the various workshops. There is a fifteen minute break after which rehearsals for the show begin. There are usually 3-4 different rehearsal rooms running at any different time so campers are ALWAYS busy. The rehearsals are grouped by roles in the show. The final rehearsals are usually one of the 3 full cast numbers. During tech week there are no workshops as we begin to run the show in its entirety at the theater on the stage with various elements added every day; hair, make up, lights, costumes, quick changes, set changes, props etc. At the end of every day we announce the "STAR OF THE DAY" ; the person or group who have shown an extraordinary effort or talent that day. Star of the Day includes a prize and a picture posted on INSTAGRAM:)
Camp is three weeks and attendance is mandatory for all days of camp. There is no camp on July 4th only.
Mini camp is one week for ages 7-9. There is a strict attendance policy as the rehearsals are fast paced with no time to review lost days.
Yes. We can accommodate most requests for daily workshops (grouped by age). Rehearsal grouping is according to specific scenes and numbers. Dressing rooms are assigned via grade level in school.
The mini camper minimum age is 7 years old. Reading scripts and music dictates that a child needs reading skills.