July 8, 2024
through July 14, 2024
Ages: 12-17
Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave
NYC
Fee: $1395

BROADWAY WORKSHOP – SUMMER STAGE is a 7-day performance based theater program in New York City taking place at Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave) from July 8-14. Students cast in the SUMMER STAGE will have the opportunity to be part of a workshop style production of a pilot production of cut-down version of new musical. This audition only program is open to students ages 12-18 with a strong passion for the performing arts.

The 2024 Summer Stage Production is a MTI pilot presentation of the the 2022 Off-Broadway musical: BETWEEN THE LINES. This new musical is being presented in partnership with MTI (Music Theatre International) before the official release of BETWEEN THE LINES JR.

Between the Lines is a new musical based on the novel by international bestselling author Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer, featuring a book by Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald and score by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson. The Broadway Workshop Summer Stage workshop production will be directed by Marc Tumminelli.

Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for anyone who has ever sought to find their place in the world. An outsider in a new town and a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood by the handsome Prince Oliver. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur in both extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah discovers how to find her place in the real world while keeping her dreams alive.

With many featured and leading, supporting and ensemble roles, Between The Lines is a perfect SUMMER STAGE production. We are so thrilled to work with the creators of this this magical new musical to be part of the Pilot production before it’s official release with MTI!

Check out Between The Lines – Off Broadway!

Students must audition to be placed in the SUMMER STAGE program. On the first day of the program, students will audition for their roles in the production. Following placement auditions on day 1, students will find out what roles they are playing and begin rehearsals. SUMMER STAGE will present two performances of the selected show in our off-Broadway theater venue – Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Auditions Videos are due by APRIL 1, 2024
Casting Results will be posted on or around APRIL 5, 2024

What to prepare for video audition submissions: Students will need to sing a song of their choice that shows off their vocal ability as well as their personality. Songs should be cut down to 16 or 32 bars (around 1-2 minutes in length). Audition songs should be sung with backing track or live accompaniment. Please try to avoid a-capella vocal auditions. Please begin your video by slating, name, age, and where you are from. Upload videos to Youtube or Vimeo (with no passwords) include link in official audition form.

MORE SUMMER STAGE INFO

PROGRAM DATES:
Monday, July 8 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

TIMES:
Monday 7/8: 10AM-4:30PM
Tuesday 7/9: 10AM-4:30PM
Wednesday 7/10: 10AM-4:30PM
Thursday 7/11: 10AM-4:30PM
Friday 7/12: 10AM-4:30PM
Saturday 7/13: 11AM-5PM (Rehearsal)/5PM Performance 1
Sunday 7/14: 12PM Call Time/1PM Performance 2

LOCATION:
All rehearsals and performances take place at:
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
55 Lexington Ave (entrance at 25th St.)
New York, NY

AGES:
This program is open to students ages 12-18

COST:
Students cast in SUMMER STAGE pay a registration fee of $1395.
Financial Aid is available for students who qualify through Project Broadway.

THE SHOW:
Our 2024 Summer Stage Workshop Production will be pilot presentation of BETWEEN THE LINES for Musical Theatre International (MTI). Between the Lines is an empowering and enchanting new musical for any of us seeking to find our place in the world. An outsider in a new school, Delilah seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book, where she feels heard and understood. But as the lines between the two worlds of reality and fantasy begin to blur in extraordinary and astonishing ways, Delilah has to confront whether she alone has the power to rewrite her own story. We will presenting an all new cut down version of this show before it’s released as a new JR. title for MTI.
CHECK OUT VIDEO CLIPS FROM BETWEEN THE LINES
CHECK OUT THE OFF BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF BETWEEN THE LINES
CHECK OUT BETWEEN THE LINES OFFICIAL WEBSITE

ROLE PLACEMENT & CASTING:
All students must audition to be accepted into the program. On the first day, we will have role placement auditions and we will cast the show based on those auditions. We cannot promise that any one particular person will be cast in a leading role. We do, however, guarantee that every cast member will be featured and learn so much in this process. As with every Broadway Workshop program, we believe that every actor — regardless of the “size” of their part — deserves a moment to shine. This is an ensemble experience and the training of putting together a musical in a limited time is an invaluable experience for every actor who is part of our cast. In order to be part of the Summer Stage program you have to be open to all casting possibilities and handle casting with grace. We focus on challenging each student to step up to the plate with whatever role they are given. The more fun you have in the process the more you will get out of the experience of putting a full show together in only a few days!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT PERFORMANCES:
The show will be presented in “Workshop Style”. That means there will be minimal production elements. Full casts will mostly remain on stage for the entire show. There will be some simple costume and prop elements, scenic projections, and professional lighting. The goal is to present our SUMMER STAGE productions in a clean, clear manner, while still staging the show with full vocals and choreography. All scripts will be memorized. Performances will be attended by family, friends and industry guests (including NYC Casting directors and agents and managers).

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE REHEARSAL WEEK:
Throughout each day, students will rehearse the show in both the studio and theater space at Baruch Performing Arts Center learning scenes, choreography and vocals in preparation for the final presentations. SUMMER STAGE will be led by professional Directors and Choreographers who will challenge students to take the next step in their performance and rehearsal skills. Students will have some downtime while putting the show together but in general students will be engaged in creating the show most of the day.

FINANCIAL AID:
Students who qualify may submit a scholarship application for a partial or full scholarship through Project Broadway. All scholarship forms must be sent in advance of video submissions and are subject to availability and approval process. Click HERE for our scholarship form.

MORE INFO ON WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS: Past productions that Broadway Workshop has presented in “Workshop Style” include the school versions of Mean Girls, The Addams Family, Wind in the Willows, SPAMalot, Curtains, We Will Rock You, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, The Grunch, We Are Monsters, Like You Like It, Beat Bugs, Cyrano and many others! Over the past decade, thousands of students from all over the country have participated in Broadway Workshop summer programs.

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