Aspiring Broadway stars invited to attend USC Musical Theatre Workshop
If you love musicals and dream of a future strutting the Broadway stages, the USC Dance Department and the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory invite you to enroll in a new eight-day intensive musical theatre workshop for middle school, high school and college students (ages 12 to 20). Broadway at USC takes place Aug. 1 – 8 at the USC Dance Studios, 324 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. Tuition is $525.
Broadway at USC is open to all levels of skill and prior experience. The program provides students with an introduction to the inter-disciplinary training needed to be on the musical stage. Students will learn skills necessary to become a “triple threat” – a master of acting, singing and dancing – in preparation for a grand finale performance presented to faculty, peers, family and friends (repertoire to be chosen from West Side Story, Pippin, and Little Shop of Horrors.)
Workshop instructors are USC faculty and acclaimed musical theatre performers and directors, including Gillian Scalici Albercht, founder and director of Broadway at USC and a veteran musical theatre star. Albercht’s credits include West Side Story, Chicago, Cabaret, J.C Superstar, Hair, Godspell, and the original A Chorus Line. Additional instructors are Columbia, S.C., native Chryssy Whitehead, a star of both screen and stage with credits including Two and a Half Men, Fosse, The Producers, Save The Last Dance, and A Chorus Line Broadway revival; and Broadway “hit maker” Steven Gross, an award-winning musical director and conductor of both Broadway and London’s West End.
“The all-star faculty of experienced musical theatre professionals and the integration of acting, singing and dance training make our program unique,” said Albrecht. “We will help raise (students’) performance skills to new heights and put them on the road to becoming true Broadway artists! We are very excited to bring this opportunity to the Columbia, S.C., community for the first time this year.”