2014-03-19America/New_YorkAudition2014-03-19THE BROADWAY ARTISTS INTENSIVE - Sam Houston State UniveristyTHE BROADWAY ARTISTS INTENSIVE - Sam Houston State Univeristy
Video Auditions Now Open for The Broadway Artists Intensive at Sam Houston State
Video auditions are currently being accepted through April 15, 2014 for talented high school and college students who are highly motivated to pursue a professional career in the performing arts. The audition is for The Broadway Artists Intensive, a special summer program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX taking place June 9-28, 2014. The program will immerse students in the three major areas of the performing arts: acting, voice and dance. The curriculum for this three-week program includes Acting, Vocal technique, Vocal Repertoire, Ballet, Jazz, Theatre Dance, Tap, Audition Technique, Stage Combat and Improvisation. Students interested in auditioning for The Broadway Artists Intensive should visit www.TheBroadwayArtistsIntensive.com or call 855-55-4BWAY (855-554-2929).
The Broadway Artists Intensive faculty is comprised entirely of Broadway veterans bringing the experience of over 50 Broadway productions. Students will be instructed by Broadway Performers, Music Directors, and Casting Directors, as well as TONY Awards winning Directors and Choreographers.
"We are very pleased to be collaborating with the Artistic Directors of The Broadway Artists Intensive to offer a high caliber performing arts summer program here at Sam Houston State.” said Emily Binetti, marketing coordinator for SHSU College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication.
Created by Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman, Broadway veterans (Chicago, South Pacific, Legally Blonde) and their longtime colleague Greg Graham of New York City who graduated from Sam Houston State’s musical theatre program, The Broadway Artists Intensive makes its Huntsville debut this summer for the first time.
"Since my husband and I left New York City, students constantly ask us how we did it, how we made it to Broadway. The answer is simple: training, training and more training. And not just quantity of training, but quality of training,” said Jackie Bayne Gillman. "That is why we are so thrilled to partner with Sam Houston State University to provide an unparalleled, high level training program where our fellow Broadway performers, directors, choreographers and casting directors from New York City can join us in Huntsville to train the next generation of Broadway hopefuls.” she adds.
Faculty and guest artists for this summer’s Broadway Artists Intensive at Sam Houston State include:
Jerry Mitchell, multiple TONY Award winning Director/Choreographer of Kinky Boots, La Cage Aux Folles, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Fully Monty, Catch Me If You Can, and Legally Blonde.
Justin Huff, Casting Director for Broadway productions of Newsies,Kinky Boots, The Addams Family, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, Porgy and Bess, Bonnie & Clyde, and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.
Greg Graham, currently the choreography consultant for the Broadway revival of On The Town, scheduled to hit Broadway later this year. Originally from Houston, his career on Broadway includes productions such as Fosse,Chicago, Hairspray, Never Gonna Dance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and most recently the Tony Award winning musical, Billy Elliot. In addition to working on the Broadway stage, he was also seen in the Julie Taymor film, Across The Universe and appeared on Steven Spielberg's NBC television series, Smash.
Jason Gillman, A veteran of seven Broadway shows, Jason starred as Freddie Benson opposite John Lithgow and Jonathan Pryce in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, Hello Dolly with Carol Channing, and most recently, the original company of Legally Blonde The Musical.
Jacqueline Bayne Gillman, most recently seen on Broadway in the Tony Award winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Additional Broadway and National Touring credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Rhoda) and performing the starring role of Sugar in Some Like it Hot opposite screen legend, Tony Curtis.