Teen Intensives

This unique and one-of-a-kind specialized program will challenge and develop emerging music theatre artists while working on new Canadian works!

In our Teen Intensives program, a small select group of young artists (approximately 10-14) work with a team of Toronto’s top industry professionals.

The young artists develop and challenge their music theatre skills in singing, acting and dance. The program culminates with performances in an inventive contemporary music theatre production.

Occasionally, students can participate in masterclasses and specialized workshops with guests artists.

 
MUSIC THEATRE LIKE YOU NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE!

 

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Winter 2017 Intensive

In only two days, CREATE & STAR in your own improvised MUSICAL!
THRILLING experience as each show will be completely different!

Use your imagination and be a part of creating something completely new!  A rare opportunity to work with a select group of 10-14 young artists in an intimate, inventive and improvised performance.  In this intensive, students will work with the extraordinary improvisor Alan Kliffer to learn, develop and strengthen their improvisation skills as they collaborate as a team and with the audience to collectively create Made-Up Musical.

February 4 & 5, 2017

Day 1: Sat. February 4, 9:00am-5:00pm
Day 2: Sun. February 5, 9:00am-9:00pm
Shows: February 5 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Fee: $300

All performances will be held in Bravo Academy’s Zlotnik Studio Theatre

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Stage Director: Alan Kliffer, Artistic Producer & Creator of One Night Only’s Greatest Musical Never Written.  Alan Kliffer is originally from Winnipeg, but moved to Toronto after high school and graduated from both The Randolph Academy and The Second City Conservatory. Alan began assistant teaching improv, producing, directing and writing comedy at the young age of 16 and hasn’t stopped since. He started his own production company, Kliffer Entertainment, and is committed to producing professional improvisational theatre. Alan is also an actor and an MC for dance competitions across Canada. Credits include Hilda’s Yard (Drayton Entertainment), First Wives Club Pre Broadway Workshop (Marquis Productions), and many more. Kliffer Entertainment is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. Click here to learn more about Alan Kliffer.

Music Director: Noah MacDougall, Toronto based Composer and Music Director. Most recently, he wrote music and lyrics for the new, original full-length musical ‘Perry Loved Mary – The Musical’ with book by Luc Trottier. It premiered in August 2016 to a sold-out, week-long run at the Old Flame Brewery in Port Perry, Ontario. Noah MacDougall has worked with Smile Theatre, Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Theatre by the Bay, as well as Acting Up Stage. Noah MacDougall’s original works can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/0sia

 

Spring 2017 Intensive

RARE opportunity to be part of the DEVELOPMENT of a new Canadian musical!  Work alongside Book Writer Matt Murray and Composer Colleen Dauncey to PERFORM in a workshop production of Going Under!

Going Under (The Subway Songs) is a Canadian musical set entirely on a subway car over the course of one busy day. Through a variety of contemporary musical styles we get a glimpse into the beautiful, tragic and hilarious stories of commuters from all different walks (and rides) of life.

Songs Include: Can You Hear Me, Stepping Stone, It’s Been Awhile

A select group of 10-14 artists will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform in a fully-staged workshop performance of this new Canadian musical.  It is an incredible experience to be working with an exceptional group of writers and teaching artists in such a small cast setting. Going Under is a collection of songs and monologues strung together where each student will have the opportunity to prepare a role and hone in on their vocal and dramatic development through song and character work.

May 2 – June 3, 2017

Stage Director: Matt Murray (Book Writer)
Music Director: Colleen Dauncey (Composer)

Times: Tuesday’s 6:30-10:00pm & Sunday’s 4:00-10:00pm
Shows: June 2 @ 7:30pm, June 3 @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm

*Please visit Student’s Corner for all schedule updates*

Fee: $750
All performances will be held in Bravo Academy’s Zlotnik Studio Theatre

 

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About the Composers

Colleen Dauncey (Music) and Akiva Romer-Segal (Lyrics) are a contemporary musical theatre songwriting team based in Toronto, Canada. They have written the scores to The Subway SongsScenes From The Bathhouse (Talk Is Free Theatre), the Toronto Fringe hit Bremen Rock City (with librettist Sara Farb), and contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild, three Calgary Critics Awards including “Best Production of a Musical”). They also wrote the score to Prom Queen: The Musical, which premiered at the Segal Centre in Montreal and received the 2016 Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award by the Playwrights Guild Of Canada. Their show Rumspringa Break! (with librettist Matt Murray) was recently workshopped at Sheridan College’s Canadian Musical Theatre Project. Colleen & Akiva are currently Writers-in-Residence at Talk Is Free Theatre where they are developing Offline, a collective creation musical debuting in Spring 2017.

About the Stage Director 

Matt Murray (Book Writer/ Director) co-wrote the hit play Remember, Maggy? which was picked as “Best of Toronto Fringe” and has since gone on to four subsequent productions. His most recent play, Myth Of The Ostrich, was a hit at both the Toronto Fringe and the Next Stage Theatre Festival and went on to be presented as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 2016 season. Myth Of The Ostrich was most recently seen at The Guild Theatre in Whitehorse. For young audiences, Matt wrote the book for the musical pantomimes Peter and Tinker Bell’s Summer Adventure and Aladdin and Jasmine’s Summer Adventure; both for Theatre By The Bay, in Barrie. In 2016, Matt was part of the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan as book writer for the new musical Rumspringa Break! An Am-ish Musical

 

 

Summer 2017 Intensive

A select group of 10-14 artists will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform in a fully-staged workshop performance of this new Canadian musical.  It is an incredible experience to be working with an exceptional group of writers and teaching artists in such a small cast setting. 

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Youth Production

Based on the PARAMOUNT movie by MIKE WHITE

Book by JULIAN FELLOWES      Lyrics by GLENN SLATER   New Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Plus the original songs from the film

Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
SUMMER 2017 INTENSIVE

August 14 – 26, 2017

Ages: 10-18yrs
Times: Mon-Fri. 9:00-4:30pm
Shows: August 25 & 26
Fee: $725

 

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BOOK YOUR AUDITION!

Click the button below to request audition details!


How to book an Audition?

Please email admin@bravoacademy.ca in order to book an audition.  Placement in the program is limited to 10-14 students and once the program is full we will no longer hold auditions.

I live out of town and cannot make a live audition?

Video submissions for all out of town applicants and/or those who cannot make a live audition.

Live Audition Requirements for School of Rock:

*Please find the character you wish to audition as and prepare the following. If you do not see the character here please prepare the ensemble pieces.

DEWEY AUDITION:
Legend of the Rent

When I Climb To The Top Of Mt. Rock

ROSALIE AUDITION:

Queen of the Night D Major

Where Did The Rock Go

PATTY AUDITION:
Mt. Rock Reprise

TOMIKA AUDITION:

Amazing Grace

If Only You Would Listen

SUMMER AUDITION:

Time to Play

CHILDREN ENSEMBLE AUDITION:

If Only You Would Listen

Stick It To The Man

Video Audition Requirements:

*Please find the character you wish to audition as and prepare above. If you do not see the character here please prepare the ensemble pieces.

When videotaping:

  1. Introduce yourself (name, age, grade and what you will be performing)
  2. Perform the audition pieces you have prepared.
  3. Share why you are interested in taking part of this program.

 

Contemporary Teen Music Theatre Intensives Artistic Team

Artistic Director: Melissa Bencic
Production Stage Manager: Kyra Ritchie

Made-Up Musical

Alan Kliffer, Artistic Producer & Creator of One Night Only’s Greatest Musical Never Written. Alan Kliffer is originally from Winnipeg, but moved to Toronto after high school and graduated from both The Randolph Academy and The Second City Conservatory. Alan began assistant teaching improv, producing, directing and writing comedy at the young age of 16 and hasn’t stopped since. He started his own production company, Kliffer Entertainment, and is committed to producing professional improvisational theatre. Alan is also an actor and an MC for dance competitions across Canada. Credits include Hilda’s Yard (Drayton Entertainment), First Wives Club Pre Broadway Workshop (Marquis Productions), and many more. Kliffer Entertainment is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. Click here to learn more about Alan Kliffer.

Noah MacDougall, Toronto based Composer and Music Director. Most recently, he wrote music and lyrics for the new, original full-length musical ‘Perry Loved Mary – The Musical’ with book by Luc Trottier. It premiered in August 2016 to a sold-out, week-long run at the Old Flame Brewery in Port Perry, Ontario. Noah MacDougall has worked with Smile Theatre, Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Theatre by the Bay, as well as Acting Up Stage. Noah MacDougall’s original works can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/0sia

 

Going Under

Matt Murray, co-wrote the hit play Remember, Maggy? which was picked as “Best of Toronto Fringe” and has since gone on to four subsequent productions. His most recent play, Myth Of The Ostrich, was a hit at both the Toronto Fringe and the Next Stage Theatre Festival and went on to be presented as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s 2016 season. Myth Of The Ostrich was most recently seen at The Guild Theatre in Whitehorse. For young audiences, Matt wrote the book for the musical pantomimes Peter and Tinker Bell’s Summer Adventure and Aladdin and Jasmine’s Summer Adventure; both for Theatre By The Bay, in Barrie. In 2016, Matt was part of the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan as book writer for the new musical Rumspringa Break! An Am-ish Musical. 

Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal, are a contemporary musical theatre songwriting team based in Toronto, Canada. They have written the scores to The Subway SongsScenes From The Bathhouse (Talk Is Free Theatre), the Toronto Fringe hit Bremen Rock City (with librettist Sara Farb), and contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild, three Calgary Critics Awards including “Best Production of a Musical”). They also wrote the score to Prom Queen: The Musical, which premiered at the Segal Centre in Montreal and received the 2016 Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award by the Playwrights Guild Of Canada. Their show Rumspringa Break! (with librettist Matt Murray) was recently workshopped at Sheridan College’s Canadian Musical Theatre Project. Colleen & Akiva are currently Writers-in-Residence at Talk Is Free Theatre where they are developing Offline, a collective creation musical debuting in Spring 2017.

 

Spring 2017 Intensive – GOING UNDER

*Please refer to Student’s Corner for regularly updated schedules

Tuesday May 2, 6:30-10:00pm
Sunday May 7, 4:00-10:00pm
Tuesday May 9, 6:30-10:00pm
Sunday May 14, 4:00-10:00pm
Tuesday May 16, 6:30-10:00pm
Sunday May 21, 4:00-10:00pm
Tuesday May 23, 6:30-10:00pm
Sunday May 28, 4:00-10:00pm
Tuesday May 30, 6:30-10:00pm
Shows Friday June 2 & Saturday June 3 (Exact times TBA)

Ages 13-19yrs

Fee: $750

Discount Fee: $725 per session when enrolled in both intensives

Acceptance via Audition only.

Summer 2017 Intensive –  School of Rock

August 14 – 26, 2017

*Please refer to Student’s Corner for regularly updated schedules

Week 1: August 14-18, 9:00-4:30pm
Week 2: August 21-26, 9:00-4:30pm
School of Rock

Shows: August 25 & 26
Ages: 10-18yrs

Fee $750

Acceptance via Audition only.

Cast of Characters:
Dewey Finn
Rosalie Mullins
Ned Schneebly
Patty
Summer Hathaway
Tomika
Zack Mooneyham (guitar)
Freddy Hamilton(drums)
Katie (bass)
Lawrence (piano / keyboard)
Marcy
Shonelle
Billy Sandford
Sophie
Mason Ward
James
Madison
Mrs. Sheinkopf
Mr.Noble
Mr. Green
Gabe Brown
Mr. Sanders
Ms. Gordon
Ms.Bingham
Mr. Woodward
Mr. Janes
Ms. Macapugay
Mr. Wagner
Mr. Mooneyham
Mrs. Hathaway
Mr. Williams
Mr. Spencer
Mr. Sandford
Mr. Ward
Mr. Hamilton
Mrs. Turner
Mrs. Travis
Jeff Sanderson – Manager of Battle of the Bands
Theo (No Vacancy)
Doug (No Vacancy)
Bob (No Vacancy)
Snake (No Vacancy)
Stanley
Security Guard 1
Security Guard 2

Note: Teachers, Parents and Other characters may be doubled as it is performed on Broadway.

Refund and Cancellation Policy for Contemporary Music Theatre Intensives:

All payments for intensive programs are required in full in order to hold a space. Note: A fee of $20 will be charged for all NSF cheques.

Written notice is required for all withdrawals. If an artist withdraws prior to April 1st, 2017, they will receive a refund minus a $200 non-refundable administration fee. No refunds will be issued to any artist after April 1st, 2017.

Past Shows:

Bremen Rock City (Dauncey & Romer-Segal) 2016
Godspell 2012 Revival (Schwartz & Tebelak) 2016
Theory of Relativity (Bartram & Hill) 2016
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (W. Finn) 2015
Sondheim on Sondheim (S. Sondheim) 2015
Edges (Pasek & Paul) 2014
Make Me a Song (W. Finn) 2013

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