Oklahoma students currently in grades 8 through 11 have until Feb. 16 to audition for the fourth annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp, which will be held June 10-16 at the Broken Arrow PAC.
To audition, students must submit a video of a musical theater piece and a dramatic monologue, each no more than 1 minute in length. The video must be accompanied by a performance resume, headshot and audition application, which can be downloaded from the Broken Arrow PAC’s website, brokenarrowpac.com.
Cost for the boot camp is $300, and a limited number of spaces are available.
The camp will provide instruction in all aspects of musical theater by a faculty made up of Broadway professionals, including Chenoweth herself. Last year’s camp featured such Broadway stars as Faith Prince, Baayork Lee and Lara Teeter, among others.
“Ms. Chenoweth has a heart for arts in education, as cemented with the formation of the Kristin Chenoweth Arts & Education Fund,” said Mark Frie, ArtsOK board president. “For this camp, she is creating a unique opportunity for many high school students to further their creative arts aspirations by putting a new twist to its format.”
“I am so excited to partner with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and ArtsOK; The Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow to help raise awareness for the arts in the city I call home,” Chenoweth said. “Giving back to the community is a privilege and I feel most fortunate to be able to support educational and artistic opportunities in Broken Arrow.”
Two lucky students from the boot camp will be chosen to attend the Oklahoma City University High School Musical Theatre Camp in July for three weeks with all tuition waived.
For more information, brokenarrowpac.com, or call Kim Vento, director of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, at 918-259-5723.
James D. Watts Jr.