About BBT

10532623_543963255704388_140862951910471001_oBroadway Break Thru® was created and is managed by Disney, Nickelodeon & Broadway Casting Director and former Broadway perform, David Petro.

Since its inception in 2009, Broadway Break Thru® (BBT) has brought an elite performing arts education to over 3,000 students in seven different cities and featured of over 400 celebrities, casting directors, talent agents, college faculty and high level entertainment industry professionals. BBT has held national partners with over twenty fine artistic and educational institution, such as Roosevelt University, The Rose Theatre, the Winnetka Children’s Theatre, George School, the Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology, the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts and the Chicago Children’s Theatre and BC Discoveries Dance & Theatre Arts.

BBT was created to provide national and local opportunities to all aspiring performers. Our performing arts summer intensives, pre-college programs and weekend workshops give students a chance to meet and learn from celebrities, university faculty members and entertainment industry professionals, offering them unprecedented access and opportunities.

Our students study every aspect of musical theatre, film, dance, voice, acting and script writing. We provide exceptional educational training and multiple performance opportunities within our programs but also through their local community. Our programs are designed for students from ages eight to twenty two, with student divided and working within their own individual age groups.

Through direct participation in BBT, over 25 students have been cast in feature films, television series and pilots and Broadway, National Tour and regional theatre productions. Over 40 students have been accepted into their choice universities and colleges though the direct relationships formed in their BBT experience.

BBT has been featured on Fox17 News, WGN’s Windy City Live, Style Boston, Eye Opener Philly, NBC’s Wood TV and Grand Rapids’ eightWest.

Whether you are auditioning for a school play, a college audition, a job interview, a feature film or the broadway stage, Broadway Break Thru will give you all the tools necessary to succeed.

Click here to read a letter from a BBT Parent. 

Parent Testimonials..

“I would highly recommend this camp to all families and students of all ages and experience. We are already signed up for next year and can’t wait!” ~Lisa Stoudemire from Grand Rapids, MI

“Our son just received his early acceptance letter to NYU. This is in large part to his experience at BBT.” ~Maria Adams from Milford, NJ

“My kids have been to the BBT Summer Intensive 4 times and can’t wait for our 5th time this upcoming summer. They tell me constantly they wish that BBT were all year round.” ~Jessica Baker from Lake Forest, IL