Published: March 16, 2015
He’s back! BTI is excited to announce that Devon Goffman will be teaching a Master Class on Saturday, April 11. Devon taught for BTI when he was on tour in Denver with Jersey Boys in 2012. He is currently on tour with Motown the Musical, and his other touring credits include Grease, Titanic, and Buddy. Read more.
In this fantastic master class, Devon approaches acting for musical theatre with the technique of three-time Tony Award nominee, Craig Carnelia. Devon studied with Mr. Carnelia for six years in NYC and also assists him with many projects.
Top Broadway Casting Director Coming to Denver
Published: June 15, 2014
BTI is delighted to announce that Broadway casting director Rachel Hoffman will be joining BTI for our brand new Audition Boot Camp this July 21 – 25! This intense 5-day workshop will prepare students for auditions by arming them with new material, invaluable coaching from a top Broadway Casting Director, and mock auditions to hone their skills.
Rachel Hoffman, CSA, has worked in casting since 1999, and is currently a Casting Director at Telsey + Company. Projects include “Smash” (NBC pilot and series), both Sex & The City films, and the Broadway productions of Memphis, Bring It On, Hands On A Hardbody, First Date, Wicked, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Annie, Motown, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rent, In The Heights, Rock Of Ages, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Catch Me If You Can, Next To Normal, Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Addams Family, Grey Gardens, The Color Purple, Million Dollar Quartet, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and many others. Read more.
Whether you are preparing for professional auditions, college auditions, or auditions for your next community or high school show, this workshop will get you to where you want to be AND you will be seen by one of the very best casting directors in the business!
This July 21 – 25: A Brand New Summer Workshop
Published: May 2, 2014
BTI has received many requests for more audition training, and is excited to announce a brand new 5-day advanced audition workshop! In BTI’s Audition Boot Camp students will get to work with a top Broadway Casting Director, in a master class, mock audition,and Q&A. Classes will include Building Your Audition Book, Monologue Coaching, Voice Technique, Conquering Cold Readings, What NOT to Wear, Musical Theatre Dance, Multiple Mock Auditions, and much more. Students will also take a field trip to the Central Library in downtown Denver where they will work with a research librarian and the workshop faculty to learn how to find perfect audition material.
• Mock Audition, Master Class, and Q&A with a Top Broadway Casting Director
• A field trip to the Central Library in downtown Denver for a private tour of the plays and music collections with a research librarian. The workshop faculty will be on hand to help you choose the perfect audition material, using the library’s collections and on-line data bases.
• Coaching on both a NEW song and monologue that the workshop faculty will help you select
• Tricks for picking up choreography quickly in dance auditions
• Limited enrollment to allow every student to receive personalized coaching
• Invaluable feedback on your Mock Audition, from a top Broadway Casting Director and BTI Faculty
• Leave with new material audition ready and the knowledge of how to find great material on your own
BTI will be at ThesCon 2013
Published: November 1, 2013
Broadway Training Intensive is looking forward to presenting workshops at the Colorado State Thespian Conference. Many of BTI’s alumni have been chosen for the honor of performing on ThesCon Main Stage, and we are excited to be teaching at the conference again this year. Full schedule if workshops below.
Friday, December 6:
Monologues: Learn How the Tony Award Winners Do It
Presented By: Andrea Kehler
12:45 – 2:00
Room 206 S
Broadway Belt: Training Vocal Athletes
Presented by: Mary Ann Kehler
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
California Here We Come!
Published: September 26, 2013
BTI is delighted to be taking The College Audition Workshop to San Jose, California! We will be at Starting Arts, on Saturday, October 12. For more information and to register, go to http://www.startingarts.com/collegeauditionworkshop/
The Broadway Belt Workshop is Coming Back this Fall!
Published: July 20, 2013
Several years ago, it became obvious to me that most young performers don’t know what belt really is – they use their chest voices to essentially yell as high as they can and then flip into head voice, which makes them sound like two different singers and results in recurring vocal fatigue. I created The Broadway Belt Workshop to introduce as many singers as possible to healthy, connected belt technique.
Does your voice have the stamina to sing eight full-length shows a week? If your voice cracks or breaks between chest voice and head voice, is breathy on higher notes, or you can only belt in chest voice, the number of roles you can perform is very limited. A career in professional musical theatre requires an incredibly strong voice that can be used for every style of Broadway show. The goal of the workshop is to start you on your way to being able to sing multiple shows in a week, without vocal fatigue. That’s a survival skill for all musical theatre singers and we’re here to help!
By: Mary Ann Kehler
Broadway Training Intensive
Students are constantly amazed by the amount of progress they make in BTI’s Broadway Belt Workshop.
“I’ve had vocal lessons for three years,
and after five minutes I have
the G that I’ve never been able to get!”
- BTI Alumni: Jacob
Are You Ready For The Competition?
Published: June 14, 2013
The College Audition Workshop
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Auditions for college musical theatre and acting programs are fiercely competitive! Programs typically audition 300 to 1000 students for only 6 to 20 places.
“I wouldn’t have gotten into the perfect college without this. Thank you BTI!”
– BTI Alumni: Chris
The College Audition Workshop is a must-have for students embarking on the challenging road of applications, auditions, acceptances, and making that all-important final choice. Students take home the largest and most comprehensive list of musical theatre and acting programs in the country, learn how to find the perfect monologue and select the best songs, take master classes in vocal and acting technique, and even learn to what to wear for auditions and how to schedule them.
Are you ready for the competition?
Attention Singers and Actors: “You Should Be Dancin’!”
Published: Oct 9, 2012
You probably consider yourself a singer-actor or actor-singer, dread dance auditions, and know you have a very slim chance of being cast in a role that requires serious dancing. You’ve been cast in some shows at your high school, and perhaps you’ve also done some community or regional theater, recorded a voiceover, or even been in a local commercial. You probably sing in at least one choir, take the acting classes available at your school, and have picked up a few dance steps in show rehearsals along the way. So you’re ready to audition for college musical theater programs, be accepted by a top-tier school, and head out into the professional world to book your first Broadway show, right? WRONG! If you are serious about pursuing a career in musical theatre, you absolutely must have substantial dance training. This is simply not negotiable.
Did you know that by simply learning choreography for a show you are not gaining any dance technique, let alone the solid dance foundation you need in order to one day fulfill your dream of having a professional performing career?
Expecting to dance only when you’re in a show is like expecting to win a championship game without having gone to practice all season, simply because you played little league as a kid. Dance is not something a student can pick up and put down at their convenience, and expect to continue progressing. It requires very specific muscle tone, strength, flexibility, muscle memory, and technique that is developed over time.
We hear stories like these time and time again…
- I took dance classes when I was a kid but I just don’t have the time between homework, rehearsals, and family obligations.
- I would like to take dance classes, but I’m a beginning student and don’t feel comfortable taking class with a group of seven and eight-year-olds. (We hear you on this one and have a solution… keep reading.)
- I have an audition coming up in a month for a show that requires dance, so I want to take a few dance classes between now and then, but don’t have time to actually train.
In an industry filled with triple-threats,
why would you sell yourself short by
preparing yourself to only be a double-threat?
Stop making excuses! You need to get serious about dance training right now. If you don’t, we promise you will regret it.
There is an age old argument as to whether or not that dance is a sport. Regardless of which side of the argument that you fall on, there is certainly a general consensus that dancers are athletes. Successful athletes make training the priority of their lives, and dance is no different.
So now what? If you live in the Denver-metro area, we have a solution! We know that you’re busy every day after school with rehearsals, only to head home completely exhausted to begin your homework, memorize lines, prepare for auditions and Thescon, start looking at possible colleges, and oh yeah… clean your room so your parents will stop nagging you about it. Many high schools are even scheduling rehearsals and tech on Saturdays. We hear you! The solution? BTI offers beginning to intermediate level dance classes specifically designed for high school and college musical theatre students on Sunday evenings.
What are you waiting for?!? Click here for BTI dance class information.
By: Andrea Kehler
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Training Intensive
Bring BTI To You!
Published: Feb 10, 2012
Updated: Nov 11, 2012
BTI is thrilled to have been asked to create workshops to fit the needs of individual schools and studios. High school theatre directors and studio owners will find that this is an exciting and cost-effective way to expand their own programs. BTI creates completely custom curriculum for each workshop which can encompass anything from a single master class to a multi-day intensive.
Ask your teachers or parents to contact us and we’ll bring BTI to you!
For more information, click here!
Broadway Comes To Denver is now…
New name. Same outstanding training.
Published: Nov 11, 2012
We are excited to announce that Broadway Comes To Denver is now Broadway Training Intensive! With an increasing number of requests to bring our programs outside of the Denver area, a new name is in order. BTI’s production office will continue to be located in the Denver Technological Center, and many of our programs will be offered in the Denver-metro area.
Broadway Training Intensive’s 2013 season will include the popular new programs that we created in 2012. Musical Theatre Dance and Tap Classes are providing professional musical theatre instruction that isn’t available anywhere else in Colorado. The Broadway Belt Workshop takes the mystery out of belt and is making an appearance at the Colorado State Thespian Conference. The College Audition Workshop generated such great feedback that it will be offered twice this year!
BTI’s 2013 season will also include entirely new programs! For more information and to register visit our Programs page, and don’t miss the early bird discount for our first workshop on January 5!
We are constantly creating new programs and look forward to continuing to provide you with the outstanding and unique training opportunities you’ve come to expect from us. Broadway Training Intensive is here to help you make your dreams come true!
Are You Ready For The Competition?
Published: Apr 18, 2012
The College Audition Workshop
From the beginning, Broadway Training Intensive’s curriculum has included the workshop “Choosing the Right College, Conservatory, or University for You.” Feedback has been so positive that the workshop is now a day-long program of its own. The College Audition Workshop is a must-have for students embarking on the challenging road of applications, auditions, acceptances, and making that all-important final choice. Are you ready for the competition?
A New Direction For 2012
Published: Jan 1, 2012
Everyone who’s experienced BCD, whether they’ve been a student, faculty member, staff member, volunteer, or audience member, knows what a special program it is. Together we have laughed, cried, learned, achieved, created one-of-a-kind shows, and significantly raised the bar for musical theatre training.
New economic realities have impacted the arts all over the world, and BCD is no exception. BCD has always put our students first, with exceptionally high standards for education, training, professionalism, and performance quality. In order to continue to preserve that standard of excellence and protect our mission, BCD will be changing to a new format for this year and will not have a 9-day summer intensive in 2012. This has been a very difficult decision that was made necessary by the economic realities with which we are all living.
Broadway Comes To Denver grew out of a desire to help young singers, actors and dancers become successful doing what they love, by providing the best possible training in order to fully prepare young performers for the highly competitive musical theatre industry, and we will continue to uphold this mission.
For 2012, BCD is offering unique day-long workshops and master classes. They’re going to be fabulous and affordable and you’re going to love them! We look forward to continuing to provide you with the exceptional training opportunities you’ve come to expect from BCD. We’re here to help you make your dreams come true!