Teen Troupe | ages 13-19

Bravo Academy’s Advanced Music Theatre Troupe Program is a year-long experience dedicated to providing the finest music theatre education in the Greater Toronto Area.

Students work with industry professionals and experienced theatre educators to produce high-quality performances, while receiving advanced level training in the elements of music theatre. Admission to the program is by audition only, resulting in a fast-paced creative environment where budding artists can truly shine. Music theatre encourages children to use their imagination, work as a team, develop communication skills and build self-confidence.

Teen Troupe is a professional training program that gives students the opportunity to work with industry leaders to develop advanced music theatre skills. With two full-scale productions each year, this exclusive ensemble prepares, supports, and encourages performers to realize their full potential. Teen Troupe is our most advanced program and is the perfect training opportunity for students seeking preparation for post-secondary music theatre studies.

Learn more about our Troupe programs!

Process


The year is divided into two terms: Fall and Spring. The end of each term culminates in a full-scale production of a musical at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Each term, students will audition for roles, giving them the opportunity to practice preparing material and auditioning in front of a panel. Students are cast by the artistic team, often in both principal and ensemble roles.

The rest of the term is devoted to rehearsal, including staging, choreography, and music. Students are expected to review material and research the history and context of the show independently outside rehearsal time. Teen Troupe students receive several master classes from professional guest artists throughout the year in performance techniques such as voice, dialect, and audition skills. 

Rehearsals for Teen Troupe are Tuesdays 6:30-10:00pm and Sundays 4:30-10:00pm. All rehearsals take place at our facility at 77 Samor Rd (Unit 4).

Shows


Fall 2019: Anne & Gilbert

Music, Lyrics & Book by Jeff Hochhauser, Nancy White & Bob Johnston
 
“Anne & Gilbert begins in the beautiful countryside of Prince Edward Island. Anne is now an independent-minded young woman about to begin her first job teaching at a one-room schoolhouse. Romantic complications unfold when childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe proposes marriage – and he’s not her only suitor. Troubled by her orphan past, Anne doubts if she can love anyone. But as Anne discovers the truth about her parents, a path to future happiness is revealed. Award-winning songs, memorable comedy and drama, and a message of enduring love, hope and friendship make Anne & Gilbert unforgettable family entertainment.” See Anne & Gilbert in action!

Auditions


All of our Troupe programs are audition-based and highly competitive. Troupe auditions are held annually in early May for the following school year. Once accepted, students also audition for their role(s) at the beginning of each term. While students do not require past music theatre experience to audition, successful applicants are those that demonstrate a high level of singing and acting ability in the auditions. In addition, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and overall energy are major factors.

Teen Troupe audition requirements include:

  • 2 music theatre songs (age appropriate, 32-bar selection)
  • 1 monologue (60 seconds or under in any style)
  • Sheet music for accompanist  (preferably double-sided, hole-punched and in a binder)
  • Headshot
  • Completed audition form
  • Resume (optional)

NOW ACCEPTING VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FOR SPRING 2020. Full audition requirements, along with helpful preparation tips and resources, are available on our Audition page.


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2019/20 Schedule & Fees

Rehearsals: Tuesday 6:30-10:00pm | Sundays 4:30-10:00pm

Winter Production: Anne & Gilbert, December 2-8, 2019 at Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre

Spring Production (Title TBA): April 14-19, 2020 at Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre

Tuition: $2600+HST, $30 Annual Registration Fee

What You Gain

  • Learn music theatre fundamentals
  • Improve your singing, dancing, and acting
  • Make friends with other young performers in your community
  • Build confidence
  • Gain leadership and teamwork skills
  • Grow creatively in a supportive environment
  • Improve presentation skills
  • Prepare for further studies or professional opportunities in music theatre
  • Work with industry professionals
  • Gain valuable performing experience
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Have fun!

What We Provide

  • Highly skilled and credentialed industry-professional instructors
  • Show materials including script and score
  • Detailed schedules and rehearsal resources on Student’s Corner
  • Access to audition postings for professional opportunities
  • Workshops and master class opportunities with guest artists to further your development
  • State-of-the-art rehearsal facility
  • A fully-realized production in a professional setting
  • Full set, lights, costumes, hair and make-up designed by a team of professionals
  • Full-time Production Stage Manager
  • Double-cast shows that allow more students to shine in lead roles
  • Official Troupe t-shirt

2019/20 Teen Troupe Faculty




Policies

Please refer to our Student Policies for further information.

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