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Details set for LU’s free Broadway Bootcamp

Details set for LU’s free Broadway Bootcamp


Details set for LU’s free Broadway Bootcamp

Details for students have been set as Lakeland University prepares to host its free one-day Broadway Bootcamp on Saturday, April 9.

High school and current Lakeland students will train with award-winning artists and Lakeland faculty in voice, dance and acting. It is the only offering of its kind in the region for aspiring music and theater students.

The teaching staff includes four experienced industry experts:

  • Singer/vocal coach Natalie Weiss.
  • Songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor.
  • Choreographer/dancer James Gray.

Registration is open for this free event. Visit Lakeland’s Broadway Bootcamp website to sign up or to learn all the details for the day.

The event begins at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Theater with an overview of the day. At 8:30, students will rotate between three sessions. All students will have the opportunity to complete all sessions:

  • Song Interpretation – Positive Acting Choices: Sam Carner & Derek Gregor
    • During this session, Carner and Gregor will build in the opportunity to provide feedback to as many participants as possible. Please bring along an audition cut or two, or any song that you have prepared for feedback. This is optional, no worries if you don’t have an audition cut ready to go.
  • Breaking Down the Riffs: Natalie Weiss
    • Participants will ignite their joy of singing as they learn how to approach pop songs and learn key skills to effortlessly nail riffs and runs.
  • Movement Exploration: James Gray
    • Explore movement and dance fundamentals.

After lunch, students will gather for a masterclass session led by the four clinicians. Preference will be given to students performing Carner & Gregor songs. Students may request to participate in the masterclass by completing the form at the camp website. Forms are due by March 20.

Following the masterclass, students will enjoy a Q&A session with the clinicians. Students will receive practical advice for entering and working in the musical theater industry or finding ways to enjoy musical theater as an avocational performer or advocate.

The day will conclude with a performance by Natalie Weiss, accompanied by Derek Gregor.

Optional campus tours will be offered at the conclusion of the day.

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