ONLY 75 STUDENTS ACCEPTED!

Seventy-five students will have the unprecedented opportunity to take classes, audition and receive audition feedback from university faculty members from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Ball State, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, CAP 21, Carnegie Mellon, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Columbia College, DePaul University, Emerson College, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, NYU, Pace University, Point Park University, Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, Texas State, Yale School of Drama, in addition to Stewart Talent agency.

$250,000 in exclusive College Scholarship will be awarded during the College Break Thru Summer Intensive Week


DATES & INFO:

June 25 - 29, 2018
9am to 6pm

University Center Chicago
525 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

http://www.universitycenter.com/

TUITION, BOARDING & MEAL PLAN:

$2195 per student

  • ONLY 13 SPACES AVAILABLE

$35 non-refundable application and audition fee

Payment Plan Info: click here for details

* Fees include tuition, boarding and three meals
each intensive day

AGES & GROUPS:

The BBT College Break Thru is designed for incoming high school freshmen to incoming high school seniors, who have a strong interest in musical theatre, dance, voice and acting.

Students are divided into two groups, combining high school freshman and sophomores and high school juniors and seniors, with a maximum of thirty-two students in each group.

Our strict group maximums allow for only 10 freshmen, 22 sophomores, 22 juniors and 21 seniors
across the United States, accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

PAYMENT:

If accepted into the program, a payment and student registration link will be included in your acceptance email. Payment is required within seven days of acceptance.

If payment is not received within seven days of your acceptance, the credit card used for your application fee will be automatically charged the full tuition fee.

Your student position will be forfeited if payment is not received within seven days of your acceptance.

ACCEPTANCE IS BY AUDITION ONLY:

  • Please prepare a video of one 32 measure musical theatre or under one-minute contemporary Musical Theatre song that best displays your talents OR one age-appropriate monologue, not to exceed one minute.
  • You DO NOT need both a song and monologue; please send only one.
  • Audition Video: At the time of registration, you will be asked up input you YouTube or Vimeo audition link and upload your headshot and resume.
  • The College Break Thru Selection Committee will review, accept or deny all applications within five business days of their receipt .
  • You will be notified via email within seven days if you are accepted into the program. If accepted into the program, a payment and student registration link will be included in your acceptance email.

Our School Partners

Accepted Students

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$250K in College Scholarships

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Onsite College Acceptance

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Featured On All Broadway Break Thru's Social Media

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Featured on Broadway Break Thru's Website

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Exclusive auditions with feedback with 22 of the top performing arts universities in the country

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Exclusive auditions with the Director of Stewart Talent Agency

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Exclusive Master Class with Broadway’s Hamilton cast member

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Professional College Essay Writing Course

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Professional College Video Production Course

Faculty Photos & Bios

Click on the image to read the full bio

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Chyrssie Whitehead

AMDA, Fosse, A Chorus Line, Chicago

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Johnna Tavianini

Ball State

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Maureen Brennan

The Boston Conservatory & Tony Nominated Candide

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Claudia Benack

Carnegie Mellon University

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Katie Johannigman

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

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Janelle Snow

DePaul University & Roosevelt University & "Chicago Fire"

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Diane DiCroce

Emerson College

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Kathleen McNenny

The Juilliard School & Rutgers University & 8 Bway Plays

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Mark Madama

University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance

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Melissa Foster

Northwestern University

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Amanda Flynn

Pace University, CAP21, Molloy College, Wicked & Mamma Mia

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Zeva Barzell

Point Park University

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Tammy Mader

Roosevelt University CCPA & Columbia College

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Kaitlin Hopkins

Texas State, Bway's Noises Off & Anything Goes

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Bill Connington

Yale University & NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

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Sam Samuelson

Owner & Director of Stewart Talent Agency

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Matthew Van Colton

University of Chicago

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Gil Gibori

Chicago Academic

Example Day

9:00 - 9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15 - 10:15 Musical Theatre Class from University of Michigan
10:15 - 11:15 Acting Class from Yale University
11:15 - 12:15 Dance Class with Broadway Hamilton Cast Member
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Vocal Class from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
2:00 - 3:00 Second City Improv Class
4:00 - 5:00 College Audition Video Production Class
5:00 - 6:00 Audition Prep from Carnegie Mellon
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15 - 10:15 University Vocal Auditions
10:15 - 11:15 University Dance Auditions
11:15 - 12:15 University Acting Auditions
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 University Vocal Audition Feedback
2:00 - 3:00 University Dance Audition Feedback
4:00 - 5:00 University Acting Audition Feedback
5:00 - 6:00 Stewart Talent Agency Class

* Schedule is an example and not an exact schedule. All class subjects, instructors and times are subject to change based on registration and availability.

The week concludes on Friday, June 29th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a special ceremony awarding over $250,000 in college scholarships and on-site acceptance into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. All family members are welcome.


Congratulations To Our Accepted Students
Welcome The CBT Class of 2018

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Adriana Novello

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Brooke MacDougal

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Eleanor Ekovich

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Nicolette Smith

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Savanna Dempsy

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Sophie Yost

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Emma Simms

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Maddy Appleyard

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Camri Anderson

Ian-Cummisford

Ian Cummisford

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Reagan Frankhouser

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Erica Bober

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Bailey Poe

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Eliza Levy

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Cassandra Schafer

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Arden Hearne

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Julia McMahon

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Abby Morris

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Alfred Torres

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Allison Belinkoff

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Makenna Bear

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Marnie Butler

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Alexandra Rosas

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Hannah Hufford

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Jacob Sneed

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Nathan Ancheta

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Tyler Hentz

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Libby Ronon

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Kimberly Hendrix

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Taylor Woods

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Brennen Foerst

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Grace Ortiz

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Acecia Lambert

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Bridgette Barbeau

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Natalie Daninhirsch

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Ellie Karris

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Sydney Schulte

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Madeline Finkelman

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Grace Webber

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Austin Brooks

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Izzy Hammonds

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Maya Ezekiels

Abby-Merrill

Abby Merrill

Lilah

Lilah Guaragna

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Victoria Lynn

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Sawyer Garrity

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Cara Page

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Emma Ambrosia

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Samantha Evans

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Tess Dinerstein

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Marianna Hornbuckle

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Alexis Haggard

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Cole Rutledge

Only 13 Spaces Available!

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Important Dates:

  • June 24, 2018
    Boarding Check-In

  • June 25 – 29, 2018
    College Break Thru Summer Intensive

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Boarding & Meal Plan:

525 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 924-8000
www.universitycenter.com/explore-uc/units

Accomplishments

Through direct participation in BBT, over 70 students have been cast in feature films, television series and pilots, Broadway, National Tour, and regional theatre productions. Over 50 students have been accepted into their choice universities and colleges through the direct relationships formed in their BBT experience.

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8,000

Student participants to date

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200+

University & College Partner

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85%

College Acceptance Rate

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70

Students Cast on Broadway, Films,
TV, Regional Theatre

Testimonials

Our son just received his early acceptance letter to NYU. This is in large part to his experience at BBT. He learned SO much about auditioning, how to audition, how to prepare for an audition, and how to select songs and monologues that were appropriate for him as a performer. The level of confidence I saw in my son as he walked into his auditions was incredible, and it is because he had been well taught and was prepared. Thank you Mr. Petro, and the entire BBT faculty, for sharing your knowledge, experience, and expertise with our son and many other children. Our son is going to be a better performer, and a more confident successful person, in part due to you and his time at BBT.


BBT Pre-College Parent

Just want to share the good news that I've been accepted to CCPA's Musical Theatre Program with Voice Emphasis. I'm so glad I attended BBT's Summer Intensive because it helped prepare me for the college audition process, I got to know CCPA's top notch faculty & students, see their amazing facilities, meet other BBT students with the same passion and became my friends, etc. Thank you for providing this experience. I'm so grateful! Many Thanks.

I just wanted to share the exciting news that I've been accepted to CCPA with a scholarship, and I could not be more excited! I'm so grateful to BBT for not only preparing me for college auditions, but also for giving me the opportunity to experience CCPA's amazing faculty, passionate students, and top-notch program. Thank you BBT!

This week has been absolutely incredible! I'm coming back from this experience as a changed person. Thank you Broadway Break Thru for giving me such an amazing opportunity with such amazing people.
An experience I'll never forget. I am so happy with my life.


2017 BBT Roosevelt Pre-College Student

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