Exciting, Interactive Musical Theatre Workshops Taught by world-class, working Broadway professionals
REGISTRATION TAKING PLACE NOW
Dates/ Times: Monday, June 25 – Saturday, June 30, 2018 • Workshop times vary; detailed schedule on page 2 Location: Wharton Center for Performing Arts Registration: www.whartoncenter.com/takeitfromthetop
EAST LANSING, MI – Registration is now taking place for TAKE IT FROM THE TOP is a series of exciting, interactive workshops offered through Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity. Participants – from pre-teens to young adults and beyond – receive a unique opportunity to train with a brilliant team of leading Broadway professionals. Former instructors include such talented Broadway performers as 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Billy Porter, and Shoshana Bean, who played Elphaba in Wicked. This year’s guest artist are Paul Canaan, Carlos Encinos, Parker Esse, Sean McKnight, Carolyn Ockert, Brad Willcuts and Jacob Yandura.
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP was developed by Tony Award® nominee and Legally Blonde star, Laura Bell Bundy, and Paul Canaan, assistant dance captain of 2014’s most Tony® nominated show, Kinky Boots. Canaan says, “We started TAKE IT FROM THE TOP as a catalyst for creativity in life. We bring a team of world-class artists at the top of the performing arts field to Michigan and immerse students in a full week of training in music, drama and dance – and advance their skills, no matter how accomplished, or inexperienced, they are. This is a truly unique educational experience, and culminates in a FREE performance at the end of the week!”
Porter says, "I remember when I was a kid growing up, trying to figure out how to live as a creative person. I had lots of influences and teachers and people who helped me. Without those people, I wouldn't be where I am today. I'm so grateful when I get the opportunity to give back and share what I know with aspiring young artists."
Participants learn the craft of musical theatre - including basic to advanced skills, industry history and practical content - in an exciting, fast-moving, interactive setting. TAKE IT FROM THE TOP offers participants a chance to experience Broadway with the pros and sharpen skills in an inspirational, creative, fun and genuinely supportive environment. Participants will make friendships that will last a lifetime!
All workshops are held at Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Space is limited. To register, visit www.whartoncenter.com/takeitfromthetop or call 517-884-3170. The deadline for registration is June 18, 2018. Late registrations will be accepted based on class size.
Tuition (Based on workshop chosen below): $425.00
Six-Day Junior Advanced/Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive - audition required; video auditions accepted Monday, June 25 – Saturday, June 30, 2018
Junior Advanced (Ages 10-15); focusing on Shrek the Musical
Advanced (Ages 16-25); focusing on The Addams Family
Five-Day Musical Theatre Intensive Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 2018 Pre-Teen (ages 10-13)
Teens (ages 14-19)
Creative Kids - specialized program for students ages 7-9 - with age-appropriate material and a shorter day! Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2018
Adult Class, ages 21+
Improv and song interpretation, theatre games, cabaret Wednesday, June 27, 2018 *ONE NIGHT ONLY!
For more information, contact Kelly Stuible-Clark at Wharton Center: 517-884-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at whartoncenter.com/tiftt.