Spring Break Broadway Bootcamp in bright colours with computer screen showing Zoom participants in front of theatre curtain on stage under lights

Drayton Entertainment’s
Youth Musical Theatre Program
presents

Spring Break Broadway Bootcamp Session 2 (Online)

Musical Theatre Classes for Youth

Be in the Zoom where it happens for this fun-filled online Broadway Bootcamp featuring classes in singing, dancing, improv, and monologues. Plus, learn about the professional performing arts world at Q&A sessions with two Broadway performers.

Details

The Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program is designed to cultivate community, encourage leadership, spark imagination, and boost confidence, while providing aspiring young performers with the opportunity to learn from professional theatre artists and develop a deeper appreciation for live performance.

The Broadway Bootcamp includes these fun and inspiring classes:

SINGING Students will work on character development techniques for making a performance more authentic as they sing a musical theatre song in a small group masterclass.

DANCING 5-6-7-8! Each day, students will learn choreography inspired by blockbuster Broadway shows, suited to all levels of dance experience, while having lots of fun.

IMPROV “Yes, and….!” Students will play theatre games aimed at boosting confidence and enhancing storytelling skills in a safe and supportive environment.

MONOLOGUES Students will receive an age-appropriate monologue ahead of the class and work to develop a better understanding of creating believable characters in a small group masterclass.

Q&A Each day, all students will meet for a Q&A with a Broadway performer who will share advice and insight about charting your path to success.

Location:
Online via Zoom

When:
Wednesday, April 14 & Thursday, April 15

Click here for information about the first round of Broadway Bootcamp on April 12 & 13.

AGES 9 to 11
16 Spots
8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

AGES 12 to 14
16 Spots
9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

AGES 15 to 19
16 spots
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost:
$100 (plus HST)
Access to a computer and reliable internet connection are required.
 

Q&A Guest Artists

Jewelle Blackman on light background Jewelle Blackman (Broadway Performer)
Jewelle Blackman is a Canadian actor, violinist, singer/songwriter, and playwright currently on pause from Broadway as part of the Original Tony and Grammy-winning Best Musical Hadestown, where she originated  the role of “fate”.  Born and bred in Toronto, Jewelle has worked extensively in theatre, television, and film across North America. She was recently featured in the film Nine Lives working alongside Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken. Theatre credits include the Canadian companies of The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Caroline or Change and We Will Rock You, as well as three seasons at The Stratford Festival. Currently, Jewelle is a writer in The Musical Stage Company’s Noteworthy Program. Most recently, she has been working on her musical memoir entitled I’m Not Nina, paralleling her life as a Black classical musician with the life of Nina Simone.

Paul Alexander Nolan on grey background Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway Performer)
Paul Alexander Nolan has led 7 Broadway productions, recently the most nominated play in Broadway history, Slave Play. For these performances, he’s been recognized by the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards. His Broadway debut was as Jesus in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, followed by Guy in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. Subsequent New York roles include Pasha/Strelnikov in Doctor Zhivago, Jervis in Daddy Long Legs, Jimmy Ray in Bright Star, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Tully in Escape to Margaritaville and Jim in Slave Play. Regional: Aida (Kansas City Starlight), Jesus Christ Superstar and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (LJP), six seasons with the Stratford Festival where his roles included Orlando in As You Like It, Al in Grapes of Wrath, Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony in West Side Story, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy. One of his favorite roles to date is Huck in Drayton Entertainment’s Big River. When he is not on stage, Paul is an avid outdoors man and huge hockey fan. A bit of trivia, Paul has walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Instructors

David Connolly smiling on dark background David Connolly (Director, Choreographer, Advocate, Educator)
As a Director, Choreographer, Arts Advocate, and Educator, David Connolly has built a multi-faceted career spanning over 25 years in the professional performing arts industry. From professional Canadian stages to Broadway and beyond, David's wide variety of experience includes everything from directing the Canadian regional premieres of Disney's Newsies, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mamma Mia! and High School Musical, to film and television work for CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, and CBC including the reality show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and the popular kids show The Doodlebops. He has also collaborated with artists including Katy Perry, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Tenors, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, kd lang, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Brightman and many others.

As the only amputee to have ever performed on Broadway, David is a proud advocate who's deeply committed to matters concerning inclusion in the arts. As an educator he has been an Adjunct Professor, Director, and Advisor to the Musical Theatre Performance Programs at Sheridan College, Randolph College, Fanshawe College, and St Lawrence College. He has also been a Lead Adjudicator and Clinician with numerous Dance and Show Choir Competitions across North America. David holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College and is a recipient of the Premier of Ontario's Award of Excellence.

*Additional instructors to be announced.
 

Register

How To Register

Step 1) Click BUY below to secure your spot. Make sure you choose the correct age bracket.
Step 2) Once you have paid, you will receive a formal registration form and further details by email within 7 days.

AGES 9 to 11
16 Spots
8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

AGES 12 to 14
16 Spots
9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

AGES 15 to 19
16 spots
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost:
$100 (plus HST)
Access to a computer and reliable internet connection are required.

Is your preferred age group sold out below? Click here to join the wait list!

Other details
* Any student whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate by staff will be issued a warning with guardian notification. Should the behaviour continue after the warning, the student will be dismissed from the program without refund.
* Q&A Guest Artists and Instructors subject to change without notice.