The BBT Pre-College & College Summer Intensive at The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), one of the nation's most prestigious performing arts institutions, is designed especially for incoming high school freshmen to incoming juniors in college, who have a strong interest in musical theatre, dance, voice, acting and film. The one-week intensive, will provide exceptional training from film, television and Broadway celebrities, as well as high-level casting directors, talent agents, musical directors and choreographers, along with Roosevelt University’s CCPA's preparatory faculty.
BBT at CCPA intensive provides an opportunity for 25 young performing artists of each age group from around the country, who are considering studying the performing arts in college. Students will have the extraordinary opportunity to audition for and learn from the industry’s top casting directors, talent agents and college faculty.
The BBT and CCPA Pre-College & College Summer Intensive is a place of educational excellence, with over twenty performing arts classes. Throughout the week, students will conceive, write, direct, cast, shoot, edit and produce their own films. These films premiere during our final performance, which includes a student run film festival; along with live musical performances that showcase the week’s work.
Entertainment industry leaders, along with Roosevelt's CCPA department heads and faculty members will instruct students in over 30 classes, including Acting For Stage, Acting For Television & Film, Song Selection, Building Your Musical Book, Professional Auditioning, Directing, Dialects, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, Song Interpretation, Dance and so much more.
2017 Live Musical Performances Will Be:
"Beautiful The Musical", "Waitress The Muscial" and the All Student Grande Final will be from "Dear Evan Hansen"
Guest artists of previous years have included:
Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars & Devious Maids), Megan Hilty (Smash & Bway Wicked), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect & Bway Spring Awakening), Amber Riley (GLEE & Off Bway Cotton Club), Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family & Bway ..Spelling Bee), Brian ‘darcy James (Smash & Bway Shrek), Naomi Kakuk (Bway Chicago & Radio City Rockette), Jeremy Jordan (Smash & Newsies), Melanie Moore (SYTCD Winner & Bway Finding Neverland), Chehon Wespi-Tschoop (SYTCD Winner), Marko Germar (SYTYCD), Nico Greetham (SYTYCD Finalist & Bway Newsies), Lindsay Arnold (SYTYCD & DWTS), Lacey Schwimmer (SYTYCD & DWTS), Ricky Jaime (SYTYCD & Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) and many more.
Life’s An Audition..ARE YOU READY?!