Since Broadway Break Thru was established in 2009, we have proudly brought an elite performing arts education to over 6,000 students in almost twenty different cities. Our programs have featured over 400 celebrities, casting directors, talent agents, college faculty, and high-level entertainment industry professionals and teaching artists.
By Brittany Kapa for The Northbrook Tower
Broadway Break Thru present two actors from Chicago’s “Hamilton” to teach local aspiring thespians how to follow, and work toward, their dreams in a series of master classes held in Northbrook.
Rootz, a Northbrook-based enrichment center, along with Relevé Dance, hosted Kyle Weiler and Mallory Michaellann Brophy, both of Chicago’s “Hamilton” cast, Monday, Jan.
College admissions letters make high-school seniors wait anxiously, as they face a barrage of questions from adults, forcing them to employ avoidance strategies; 'How did you do on the SATs?'
Author: Sue Shellenbarger
College admissions anxiety: Ms. Wishnow, a sophomore at Syracuse University, says a few sidled up and said quietly, "I know you don't want to talk about it with other people, but will you tell just me?" Anxiety over college admissions is reaching a fever pitch as high-school seniors await decisions from colleges for next fall.
by Philip Hernandez
In an audition it can seem like there’s very little you can control, but there are some elements that you can. Here are five things to avoid at your next musical theater audition and why your audition will suffer if you don’t.
Making your accompanist’s job harder.
by Elizabeth Hoyt
Heading back to high school? Whether you’re a high school junior or a senior these tips will help you quickly get into gear for fall semester in terms of your classes, the college admissions process, test prep and, of course, your scholarship search.
Summer is almost over, but the fun doesn't have to end! BBT keeps the action going with our 7 most popular After School enrichment programs.
1. Student Film Lab
Students will experience the complete production process as writer/actor/director of your own projects.
College Break Thru Accepts Stoneman Douglas Student to Elite Program for High School Performing Artists
Sawyer Garrity Receives Melody Herzfeld Scholarship and Chance at $250,000 in College Scholarships
CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2018) Broadway Break Thru (BBT) today announces that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and survivor, Sawyer Garrity, will be a participant attending the first ever “College Break Thru” in Chicago.
By: Alexia Angel- Musical Theatre Major at Ball State University and Graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
Melody Herzfeld’s classroom has always been a place I call home. I remember the first time I set foot into that classroom.
Chicago’s Broadway Break Thru to Host First Performing Arts College Symposium for 75 Students
“College Break Thru” Program Will Award Participants Over $250,000 in College Scholarships
CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2018) For the first time ever, twenty-three of the country’s top performing arts schools will come together in Chicago for Broadway Break Thru’s “College Break Thru” (CBT) summer symposium.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about the steps any high school student should take before applying to a drama or musical theater college program, and how to prep for auditions once you’ve applied. Now, it’s time to talk about the dos and don’ts.
Five ways to make an impression at your college audition
1. Interesting Monologue Selection
One fabulous way to stand out from the crowd is by choosing an interesting piece. It isn’t required that you do something unexpected, but it is certainly appreciated.
Inspired by Stoneman Douglas Courage to Take Action & Give Back
Incredible drama students honored with scholarships to pre-college performing arts intensive program, College Break Thru.
by David Petro
I watched in horror as the students, teachers, and families lived through the most horrific of tragedies anyone could imagine.
Heather Risinger , Contributor
A kid’s cuteness doesn’t matter. If they aren’t easygoing, they aren’t going to make it.
Liam Risinger by Brian To Photography
At least twice a week, I have someone ask how I got my children into show business, and can I help them get their child in as well.
1. What was the first Broadway show you ever saw?
The first Broadway show I saw was Tarzan! I remember thinking it was so cool that their stage was plush and bouncy.
2. Is there a show or performer that inspired you to be on Broadway?
Debbie Allen is definitely one of my many Broadway inspirations.
Written by Yvette Kojic
November 12, 2017
Have you made the decision to become a Theatre Major? Are you in the midst of applying to your dream school? Can’t decide on a BA or a BFA? Here’s some advice from 4 Broadway pros who majored in theatre in college!
Liana Hunt (Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Wicked)
“I knew that I wanted to go to Tisch/NYU pretty early on.