The Broadway Collective Will Launch 12-City Master Class Tour This October!
Broadway veteran Robert Hartwell is scouring the country to find-and train-the next generation of Broadway performers.
Hartwell's company, The Broadway Collective, is beginning its 4th National Tour on October 13, 2018. For this tour, Hartwell and his team of Broadway Teaching Artists-including Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton), Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Kate Lumpkin Casting), and Todrick Hall (The Color Purple)-are traveling to 12 cities across the United States.
In each city, the Broadway Collective team is offering a 6-hour Master Class for young aspiring musical theatre performers, ages 10 and up. Students receive dance, voice, and acting training directly from Broadway performers-plus honest advice on what it takes to succeed in the performing arts industry. Most of the 2018-2019 classes (bwaycollective.com/tour/) are sold out, with just a few spots remaining.
When students step into a Broadway Collective class, "perfection" is not expected-but hard work is definitely required.
"Parents often ask, 'Is my kid good enough to attend a Broadway Collective class?' They worry their child isn't experienced enough to participate," says Hartwell, adding, "At the Broadway Collective, we welcome students of all ages and training levels. We're not necessarily looking for the student who is a 'perfect' singer or the student who can do a 'perfect' pirouette. We're looking for students who absolutely love musical theatre, students with passion and heart, students who want to grow. We always say, 'You don't need to be perfect. Just show up and be ready to learn'."
"More than anything else," adds Hartwell. "We're here to teach young performers the importance of developing a strong work ethic. If we can teach students the importance of hard work, professionalism, and resilience at a young age, then we're setting them up for success in the performing arts industry-or wherever else their future careers may take them."
The Broadway Collective's 4th National Tour launches on October 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan and runs nationwide until February 24, 2019.
Students-or their parents-can choose a city and register for a Broadway Collective class at: http://bwaycollective.com/tour/
2018-2019 TOUR DATES
The Broadway Collective classes are happening in Detroit (October 13th), Chicago (October 14th), Baltimore (October 27th), Raleigh (October 28th), New York City (January 12th), Boston (January 13th), Atlanta (January 26th), Orlando (January 27th), Seattle (February 9th), Denver (February 10th), Los Angeles (February 23rd), and Orange Country (February 24th).
THE BROADWAY COLLECTIVE TEACHING ARTISTS
Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton, West Coast Tour), Todrick Hall (The Color Purple, Memphis, RuPaul's Drag Race), Shonica Gooden (CATS, Hamilton, Matilda, Cinderella, Bring It On), Jamison Scott (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Motown, Hairspray, Grease, Memphis), Nathan Madden (Hello, Dolly!, An American in Paris, Chicago), Sarah Meahl (Hello, Dolly!, Paramour), Chaz Wolcott (Newsies, TV's So You Think You Can Dance), Joshua Burrage (CATS, Newsies), Krisha Marcano (Motown the Musical, The Color Purple, Aida, Fosse), Hayley Podschun (Hello, Dolly!, Something Rotten, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Wicked, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, The Sound of Music), Sydney Morton (American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Netflix's She's Gotta Have It), Darius Barnes (Cinderella, Memphis, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweet Charity), Cody Williams (On The Town, Cinderella, Memphis, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweet Charity), Kate Lumpkin, CSA (Casting Director, Kate Lumpkin Casting and Head of Education at The Broadway Collective), and Founder Robert Hartwell (Motown, Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Hello, Dolly!, Cinderella, and Dreamgirls).
The Broadway Collective is a training academy for young performers who dream about pursuing a career in the musical theatre industry.
The Broadway Collective offers programs for kids, teens, and college students, ages 10 and up. Programs are available online, in New York City, and in 12 additional cities around the country.
All Broadway Collective teachers are current Broadway performers. Students learn what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive industry from people who are actually doing it. More info: bwaycollective.com