Segerstrom's SIX DAYS OF BROADWAY Summer Camp Set for 6/23-7/6; Erin Dilly to Lead Program
A "5, 6, 7, 8," the countdown begins for Segerstrom Center's popular Six Days of Broadway musical theater summer camps returning June 23 through July 6. During the week-long sessions, students learn and participate in musical performance, monologue interpretation, audition technique, scene work, dance and much more.
Tony Award nominee and Broadway/film star Erin Dilly returns to lead the program along with Broadway veterans Stephen Buntrock, Danny Gurwin, Hank Stratton, Emily Rozek and other notable instructors. The program culminates with the talented cast of students showcasing their week's efforts to invited family and friends.
Six Days of Broadway features two sessions divided into age groups. Students ages 11 - 13 participate in the June 23 - 28 session and students 14 - 19 participate in the June 30 - July 6 session (there will be no class on July 4). All classes take place in the rehearsal and performance spaces located in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit SCFTA.org/summercamp, call (714) 556-2122 ext. 4433, option #4, or email classes@SCFTA.org. Enrollment is now open; scholarships are available.
"We are delighted to welcome this new group of enthusiastic and talented young people participating in this year's Six Days of Broadway musical theater camp program," said Terrence W. Dwyer, president of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. "We are proud to bring together some of Broadway's leading talent and teachers with these young performers to help train them on various aspects of this great art form."
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Erin Dilly most recently originated the role of Mother in Broadway's A Christmas Story and starred in the critically acclaimed Encores! production of Fiorello! Other Broadway appearances include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Billie), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious) receiving a Tony Award Nomination and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Actress, Into the Woods (Cinderella), The Boys from Syracuse (Luciana), Follies (Young Phyllis) and the Encores! series Babes in Arms (Billie). She recently finished filming HBO's Too Big to Fail, opposite William Hurt. She starred in Lifetime's The 12 Men of Christmas with her best friend Kristin Chenoweth and had a featured role opposite Meryl Streep in the film Julie and Julia. Other film/TV credits include the independent feature The Diary of Preston Plummer, Everyday People (HBO), Elementary (CBS), The 2-2 (CBS), Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME), Law & Order (NBC), Canterbury's Law (FOX), The Return of Jezebel James (FOX), All My Children (ABC), 3 Pounds (CBS), The Jury (FOX), Law & Order: CSI (NBC) and Law & Order: SVU (NBC). She starred in the national tours of South Pacific (Nellie), Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre (Bertrande) receiving a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actress.
Stephen R. Buntrock most recently appeared in Broadway starring opposite Bernadette Peters as Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music. Earlier in the run, he was honored to play the same role opposite the show's original leading ladies, Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury. Other starring Broadway credits include Curly in Oklahoma!, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, St. John in the original cast of Jane Eyre, Barrett in Titanic, Enjolras in the tenth anniversary cast of LES MISERABLES, Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and creating Teen Angel for the latest revival of Grease! He has toured extensivelyacross the United States and Canada as Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, originating the role of Arnaud du Thil in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Martin Guerre and The Phantom of the Opera. Buntrock has enjoyed many concert appearancesas well, recently performing alongside Dame Julie Andrews in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
Danny Gurwin made his New York debut playing the Nurse in the off-Broadway hit Shakespeare's R & J. Other off-Broadway credits include The Thing About Men, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Manhattan Theatre Club's Captains Courageous, as well as the original companies of Kuni-Leml, A Majority of One, A New Brain at Lincoln Center and Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey. On Broadway, Gurwin made his debut as Hal in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has portrayed Malcolm in The Full Monty in more than 500 performances. Other Broadway appearances include Urinetown, Laurie in the musical adaptation of the classic Little Women, the Encores! revival of Kismet as the all-mighty Caliph, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (LA Company). TV Credits: The Young and the Restless (CBS), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Law & Order (NBC).
Hank Stratton has appeared as Isaac Reed on the CBS drama The Unit for three seasons, has made numerous appearances on television and in film, including recurring roles in Heroes, American Dreams and Family Law, and many guest appearances which include The Closer, Desperate Housewives, The Practice and Frasier. He has starred in many films made for television, including an adaptation of The Man Who Came to Dinner in which he starred on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane. He had the privilege of playing Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival. He starred in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall collaboration of Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning production of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, the ground breaking off-Broadway hit Jeffrey and Lady in the Dark at Encores! His regional theatre appearances include starring roles at the Arena Stage, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Alliance Theatre and the Huntington Theatre Company.
Emily Rozek has been a professional Broadway performer for the past 10 years. She was most recently seen starring as Glinda in the Los Angeles production of Wicked. Upon her graduation from the Boston Conservatory, she made her professional debut as the principal role of Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters. She went on to understudy and perform the lead roles of Millie Dillmount and Miss Dorothy in Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also been on national Broadway tours such as Sunset Boulevard as Mary and South Pacific as the Nellie Forbush understudy. Regional credits include Marta in Company, staring with acclaimed and award winning actress Donna McKechnie, Maggie in Chorus Line and Lizzie in Baby. She has spent the past five years in Los Angeles making appearances in various concerts such as Two's Company, a tribute to the great composers, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. She was also featured in the Ford Theatre's Broadway Unplugged Concert. Rozek coaches and teaches in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Palos Verdes. She feels fortunate to be working consistently in a field in which she was born and raised and continues to love.