S. Florida Student Audtions for 'Broadway's Class Act'




DATE:           Saturday, August 27th

TIME:                       10:00 AM – 3:00 PM/>

PLACE:         Abdo New River Room

                        Broward/> Center/>/> for the Performing Arts


201 SW 5th Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale/>, FL/>  33312/>/>

EVENT:         Florida/> Theatrical Association will hold a second round of  auditions for the South Florida/> company of their 2005-2006 youth performance troupe, BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT.  Those who auditioned in June will not be re-auditioned.  The purpose of this project is to support and aid the mission of Broadway In Florida.  Participation in the troupe will include performances throughout the State of Florida/>/>, fundraising, and education of the public on arts awareness and Broadway Across America.  This will mark the fourth year for the program based in Fort Lauderdale/>, Florida/>/>.

Students should be freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors as of the fall 2005 in Palm Beach/>, Broward, and Miami-Dade/> County/>/>.  In addition, each student should prepare the following:

·         One minute vocal selection with tape or CD

accompaniment (no vocals).  Broadway music preferred.

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BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT                                                                           2-2-2-2

·         One letter of recommendation from a teacher and copy of school transcripts.

·         A 500-word essay explaining your interest in the arts.

·         A headshot or recent photograph of yourself.

·         A performance resume (if student has one).

·         Wear clothes and shoes that will allow you to move freely.

If you have dance shoes of any kind, please bring them.

CONTACT:         To register for an audition, please call Matt May, Director of Education, at 954-626-7842/>.  Auditions begin promptly at 10:00 AM/>.  Auditioning students should arrive by 9:30 AM/> to warm up and fill out paperwork.

BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT will rehearse Labor Day weekend in an intensive rehearsal process (mandatory for all members) and spend one day a month traveling to schools or in rehearsal.  Weekend and evening performances may also be expected.  The commitment length of the performance troupe is one year.   Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and will learn numbers from the upcoming season of Broadway shows as part of the troupe repertoire of song, dance and improvisation.

Broadway Across America is the nationwide Broadway marketing and customer service initiative that serves as a mark of quality, ensuring consumers that they are seeing first-rate touring Broadway shows, often directly from the original Broadway producers.

Broadway In Florida is presented in arrangement with Florida Theatrical Association, a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality national touring Broadway productions in Orlando/>, Tampa/>, Fort Lauderdale/>, Palm Beach/> and Miami Beach/>/>.  Florida Theatrical Association was founded with the purpose of educating and developing new audiences and to encourage and preserve the presentation of touring Broadway theatre.

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