REGISTRATION TAKING PLACE NOW
Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1 , 2015 Workshop times vary ; detailed schedule below
Participants – from Pre - Teens to Young Adults and beyond – receive a unique opportunity to train with a brilliant team of top Broadway professionals. Former instructors include top Broadway performers such as Tony ® Award winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Billy Porter , who played Lola in 2014’s Broaday’s Kinky Boots and Shoshana Bean who played Elphaba in WICKED ; to name just a few.
TAKE IT FROM THE TOP was developed by Tony Award® nominee and Legally Blonde
star Laura Bell Bundy and Paul Canaan, currently starring on Broadway in 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
! Each student will be given the opportunity to video an audition for a top New York casting agent who will offer feedback. It’s an incredible opportunity!”
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 their 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 1 - 800 - WHARTON.
Late registrations will be accepted based on class size.
Tuition : * Based on workshop chosen below:
• $ 395.00 o Six - Day Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive
– INTO THE WOODS o Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1, 2015
(Ages 8 - 25) o
Audition required to participate
$315 .00Five - Day Musical Theatre Intensive
Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2015
Two sections: Pre - Teen (ages 8 - 13)
Teens (ages 14 - 19 )
$25.00 Improv and Song Interpretation , theatre games, fun o
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 *
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Call Kris Koop Ouellette to inquire about limited, need - based ,
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
For more information , contact
Kris Koop Ouellette
at Wharton Center:
517 - 884 - 3166
. Register online at whartoncenter.com/takeitfromthetop.