Build confidence. Make Friends. Have fun.
Theatre Tulsa’s ever-growing musical theatre interactive is back for another summer! The summer 2014 session of Broadway Bootcamp will be like no other musical theatre education experience your child has ever experienced. It concludes in a fully staged, fully costumed production of 13 by Jason Robert Brown in the Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as part of their Summer Stage Festival!
Broadway Bootcamp is for youth ages 12-18 (middle and high school students), of all experience levels, and is led by some of Tulsa’s most experienced and enthusiastic musical theatre teachers, with personal, one-on-one attention. We are committed to creating a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.
This class covers musical theatre essentials – auditioning, vocal music, choreography, character building, improvisation and more. This summer session also covers pop dancing and special stunt work.
13 is a pop/rock musical that teaches the values of friendship and is a hilarious “coming of age” story that all can relate to. The story centers around a boy named Evan Goldman, who just moved from NYC to small-town Indiana. Evan grapples with his parents’ divorce, his impending Bah-Mitzvah and navigating the complicated social circles of his new school. 13 gives students the opportunity to expand their talents by performing in one of the only modern, musically challenging, and socially conscious theatre pieces written specifically for teens. Parental caution suggested due to limited mild language.
Artistic Director, Sara Phoenix, says, “The message of 13 will inspire young people in their everyday lives.” She shares her excitement about this summer’s program in her blog. Read it here!
- June 16th – July 13th
- Monday-Friday 12:00PM – 5:00PM
- 13 is to be performed July 11-13 at the Tulsa PAC in the John H. Williams theatre.
- Christ’s Church Episcopal, 10901 S. Yale.
- Cost: $250 before May 1st and $300 after May 1st. Cost includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee.
Partial scholarships are available! Please email Laura Dossett at email@example.com for more information.
About the Instructors:
SAMUEL JEREMY STEVENS (Director, Music Director). Jeremy has been a dedicated music teacher for many years and is dedicated to nurturing children into being creative thinkers and passionate artists. Jeremy is currently the Middle School Choir Director for Union Public Schools’ 8th Grade Center. He is excited to be working with such talented people in this great city. Jeremy has been in and directed several great productions around the Tulsa area, including The Sound Of Music, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Legally Blonde for Theatre Tulsa. As well as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Immigrant and A Christmas Carol for American Theatre Company .
SARA PHOENIX (Theatre Tulsa Artistic Director, Choreographer) Sara holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. She has directed and choreographed over 50 productions for various theatres and schools including Carpenter Square Theatre, The Jewel Box Theatre, Clark Theatre, The Poteet Theatre, and SummerStock Productions, among others. Sara has performed in and directed productions nationally and has traveled as a director and actress internationally in Europe. She has won several notable awards for her productions, including the 2011 TATE award for Annie, which she directed and choreographed for Clark Theatre, and a 2012 TATE award for her co-direction of Gruesome Playground Injuries for Odeum Theatre Company. As a certified high school drama teacher, she built award-winning theatre programs at both Southeast HS and at Del City HS in Oklahoma City. In 2005, she started the educational theatre and dance programs at The Poteet Theatre in OKC, where the programs continue to flourish, serving 300 students per year. She is a member of several executive committees for the American Association of Community Theatre and is a certified theatre adjudicator for theatre festivals all over the country. Sara is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
BROOKE GIBSON (Assistant Choreographer and Dance Coach) Brooke has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and hasn’t stopped since. Studying in all types of dance, cheer, and tumbling, now she has has turned her sights to teaching. She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and has taught dance in New York and Oklahoma. She has an extensive background teaching dance and choreographing shows for kids (Toy Story, Camp Rock 2, Enchanted, The Little Mermaid, and Theater Tulsa’s Aladdin Jr.) as well as acting in shows; such as High School Musical (U.S and international tour), Hairspray, and most recently Theater Tulsa’s Legally Blonde. Brooke is currently a dance/tumbling instructor for Center Stage Performing Arts and is studying at NSU for an Elementary Education degree.
LAURA DOSSETT (Director of Education, Stage Manger) Laura currently serves as the Director of Education and Advancement for Theatre Tulsa and is committed to education outreach of the program and her work as a teaching artist. Laura has recently stage managed Aladdin Jr., Children’s Letters to God, and Oliver! She is also currently acting on tour with Puss in Boots and Other Cat Tails as part of the Harwelden Institute of the Arts. Laura received her BFA in theatre from Emporia State University in Kansas. There she was the artistic director and coordinator of the Educational Theatre Company, a small non-profit organization that performed touring shows written, directed, and performed by members of the company. Laura has been involved in over 40 productions in just the past five years doing a little bit of everything – stage management, directing, writing, costuming, and construction and performing.CL