Broadway Bootcamp Fall 2014
“This is not your run-of-the-mill theatre camp. The level of instruction and what they are able to get from the kids is so inspiring.”
– Ashley Fuller, parent
Theatre Tulsa’s ever-growing musical theatre interactive is back THIS FALL! It’s going to be bigger and better than ever! The fall 2014 session of Broadway Bootcamp will be like no other musical theatre education experience your child has ever experienced. The course ends in a fully-staged, fully costumed production of The Little Mermaid, Jr.
“It is the perfect program for kids who love to sing, dance and act.”
– Amy Buchert, parent
Broadway Bootcamp is for youth ages 10-18 of intermediate to advanced experience level. This course 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. The Fall 2014 session will cover special skills such as puppetry and special creative movement!
“Broadway Bootcamp has changed my life in so many ways. My Broadway Bootcamp family is something I’d never be able to replace!”
– Emma Petherick, alumni
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. The show features hit songs such as, “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”
- September 15th-November-23
- Monday and Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 and some Saturday mornings
- The Little Mermaid, Jr. is to be performed November 21-23 at the Tulsa PAC in the Liddy Doegens Theatre.
- Christ’s Church Episcopal, 10901 S. Yale.
- Cost: $250 before September 1st and $300 after September 1st. Cost includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee.
Partial scholarships are available! Please email Laura Dossett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Instructors:
KELSI NEILL (Director, Choreographer): Kelsi began dancing ballet at the age of 4, graduating through successive children’s roles to semi-professional and professional roles. Along the way she picked up a broad knowledge of jazz, character and a variety of world dance, including Hawaiian, Oriental and Irish Ceili dance. Coupling her considerable skills with broad knowledge, Kelsi brings an infectious love of dance and boundless enthusiasm and energy to every class. But as seriously as she takes her art, Kelsi never loses the sense of fun that made her fall in love with dance as a child. Kelsi has worked on many shows with Theatre Tulsa including Oliver!, Legally Blonde, Aladdin, Jr., The Sound of Music, and Les Miserables.
CATHERINE RATLIFF (Music Director): is a native Oklahoman who got her start in the performing arts with Clark Theater’s Onstage youth program. Catherine teaches a full voice studio in the Tulsa area using her credentials from The University of Oklahoma, The University of Kansas and The New England Conservatory. Catherine works as music director and organist at Ascension Lutheran church, and various theatre companies around Tulsa. Catherine served as music director for Theatre Tulsa’s productions of ‘Oliver’ and more recently ‘Legally Blonde.’ In addition to being behind the piano, Catherine can be found on stage at Tulsa Opera as a former studio artist and chorister. Catherine will be making her performing debut with Theatre Tulsa in the role of Madame Thenardier in the upcoming production of ‘Les Miserables.’ Catherine loves sharing her knowledge and passion for music and theatre with everyone who crosses her path!
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.