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, Indiana University, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, 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, Second City Chicago and Broadway's Hamilton cast members.
June 25 - 29, 2017
9am to 6pm
University Center Chicago
525 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
* Fees include tuition, boarding and three meals
each intensive day
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.
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.
|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.
November 15 – December 15, 2017
January 8 – February 28, 2018
Price Increases $2,195
January 8 – March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
April 1, 2018
June 23, 2018
June 24 – 29, 2018
College Break Thru Summer Intensive
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.
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