Bring It To Broadway
Bring It To Broadway: Brush Up Your Broadway!
July 24-29, 2017
Liz Kimball and James Sasser
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Deadline for Registration and Audition Video Submission or Participation in LIVE Audition: June 8, 2017NOTE: All who register will be admitted, however, audition is required.
Join Broadway stars Liz Kimball (South Pacific, World Goes Round, Hairspray) and James Sasser (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden, She Loves Me) for a week-long experience in learning scenes, solos, ensembles, and choreography from a large variety of musicals that will challenge and enrich the development of a young artist!
This Year’s GOAL: The numbers chosen for performers will be focusing on the process of truly polishing and creating finished pieces. More Quality over Quantity.
ADDED THIS YEAR: During the camp, instructors will save a special time for self reflection and attention techniques in reference to auditioning, rehearsing, and general well being.
This week ends in a final performance for the public. No dance experience necessary, but special classes will be offered for dancers and singers. Even if you are not a dancer, you will have a chance to move! Private lessons with artists available as well.
SUNDAY, JULY 23
|4:00-6:00 pm||Meet the Artists and Orientation|
JULY 24 – 28
|10:00 am – 12:00 pm||Camp Begins and Track Rehearsals start with Liz and James|
|12:30-1:15 pm||Release and Reflection Activity (varies on each day)|
|1.15-2:15 pm||Break Out Group Scene Rehearsal|
|2:15-3:15 pm||Break Out Group Scene Rehearsal|
|3:15-4:00 pm||Break Out Group Scene Rehearsal and Full Cast Focus|
|4:00-6:00 pm||Optional Classes (TBA)|
JULY 29: AT THE ART UNDERGROUND THEATRE
|10:00-12:00 pm||Final Track Scene and performance Rehearsal|
|12:30-2:30 pm||Final Group Rehearsal|
Optional Elective Classes:
4:00 – 6:00pm
(Separate rates apply)
Required Live Audition Day: Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:00 – 8:30pm
(dance, voice, and monologue presentations)
Saturday, July 29, 3:00pm
Bring it to Broadway:COLLEGE/ADULT PRIVATE WORKSHOPS
Bring it to Broadway knows that Adults want to perform too! Justin Greer and Wendy Rosoff will be available for private workshops and coachings throughout the week of July 25-July 29.
Please contact Dana Vachharajani if interested
Workshops and Prices soon to come!
Liz is thrilled to join the students and faculty at Bring it to Broadway and Dana V. Music. A New York City based director, choreographer, coach, educator, and writer, Liz is dedicated to telling transformational stories that lift the spirit, and empowering artists of all ages to flourish. She has been involved in over sixty productions across the country, most recently directing and choreographing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s *South Pacific* and *Carousel* at the Barbara B. Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Favorite directing and choreography credits include *The Gondoliers* (OperaDelaware), *Happy Foods*(co-conceiver, The Music Theatre Company), *Heart and Music *(conceiver, The Paramount Theatre), *Once Upon a Mattress* (Northwestern University), *The Visit, The Sixth Man *(The University of Texas at Austin). She designed a two-year program in Artist Entrepreneurship that she currently teaches at The New School for Drama BFA Program, and has been a lecturer and/or guest speaker at universities and programs across the country including NYU, Temple University, The Atlantic Theatre School, The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Mount Holyoke.
Liz performed professionally for over two decades, and appearing at theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The York, La MaMa, Walnut Street, Weston Playhouse, Arizona Broadway Theatre (*World Goes ‘Round* – Zoni Nomination, Best Actress), Indiana Rep, as well as in a few fun film/tv projects. Favorite roles include Hermione in *The Winter’s Tale, *Betsy / Lindsey in *Clybourne Park, *Penny in *Hairspray*, and Olga in *The Three Sisters.* Awards include Austin Critics’ Table Award, Austin Live Theatre Recognition, and the Sarah Siddons Award for Excellence in Theatre. Liz was a founding ensemble member of The Music Theatre Company, and has served as voice/dialect coach for a multitude of productions. Liz is also the Founder of The Artist Mastermind, (an NYC-based community to help artists grow their careers), and The #C15s (online experiences to deepen courageous creativity).
She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University, received her M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, is a Certified Professional coach (CPC), and a member of Actors Equity. Liz coaches one on one in her studio and all over the country on skype, and her clients have gone on to book Broadway shows, land recording contracts, and be accepted into top acting schools. She loves writing about the creative life at lizkimball.com/blog, and was recently published on Oprah.com
With a performance career spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, and opera and concert stages around the world, James has been involved for two decades in the development of dozens of new musical works as an actor, writer, and producer. He has worked with organizations ranging from Riverdance to Sundance, Jesus Christ Superstar to Forbidden Broadway, to TheatreWorks, Ars Nova, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, Goodspeed Opera House, The Vineyard Theatre, The O’Neill, Playwrights Horizons, and many more. Favorite roles as a performer include Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Archibald in Secret Garden, Georg in She Loves Me, Rutledge in 1776, numerous Sondheim romantics as well as Shakespearean villains, and being a singer for Riverdance on Broadway, among others.
James is a multiple festival official selectee and award winning writer. His musicals include CUBAMOR with Charles Vincent Burwell, with whom he has also written the musicals BLACK COUNT (about Alexandre Dumas’s father and the real Count of Monte Cristo), and BOTTLE SHOCK (based on the cult 2008 wine film), which will have its world premiere in San Francisco in 2018. He is currently at work on the brand new Christmas musical LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS with country superstar Clint Black. Burwell and Sasser’s songs have been heard at Lincoln Center, 54 Below at Studio 54, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York, Ars Nova, A Little New Music in L.A., Feinstein’s at The Nikko, and other venues in between and on both coasts.
He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member of the theatre department at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has taught acting, playwriting and vocal arts courses and master classes at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Western Washington University, the Alvin Ailey Dance Center, CSULA and with many different not for profit arts organizations across the country. He is strongly committed to diversity and unsung voices in theatre, has served on the boards of Renegade Performance Group (RPG), and HeArts Without Borders, as well as written and taught for Artists Striving to End Poverty in Bangalore, India. He has been Assistant to the Chief Diversity Office of Ogilvy’s New York Headquarters, and was the Institutional Gifts Associate for choreographer/director and multiple Tony award winner and Kennedy Center Award winner Bill T. Jones during the New York Live Arts merger with the legendary Dance Theatre Workshop.
With Burwell and New York based director Kent Nicholson of Playwrights Horizons, they have formed The 959 Group, a theatrical development, production and investment strategy LLC. Their latest endeavor includes The Great Comet, which marks vocal sensation Josh Groban’s Broadway debut and was nominated for twelve Tony awards.