Time For Healing For All

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.

Broadway Break Thru Presents Cast Members from Hamilton for Northbrook’s Rootz

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.

What’s Worse Than Waiting to Hear From College Admissions? Getting Interrogated About It!

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.

Top 11 Tips for Back to High School

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.

7 Top After School Programs for 2018

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.

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Chicago First Performing Arts College Symposium Offering $250,000 In Scholarships

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.

The College Audition Do’s & Don’ts

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.

10 Things To Know About Raising A Child Actor

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.

Choosing the Right Theatre School for You

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)
Tisch/NYU Grad


“I knew that I wanted to go to Tisch/NYU pretty early on.