Advanced Teen Troupe | 13+

Bravo Academy’s Advanced Music Theatre Troupe Program is 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.

Advanced Teen Troupe is a pre-professional training program ideal for students interested in pursuing music theatre at a post-secondary level. Students will be challenged to meet professional standards in a fast-paced and competitive environment.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

CLASS FORMAT

Our Fall 2021 season will be conducted primarily in-person, with some virtual rehearsals. Students will work towards an in-person performance in December 2021, either livestreamed or for a live audience, depending on what COVID restrictions permit. Rehearsals will be held according to COVID-19 provincial guidelines. Should in-person rehearsals not be permitted, Bravo Academy is able to provide a rich virtual experience for all students.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Advanced Teen Troupe rehearsals take place Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm and Sundays 4:00-7:00pm.

Tuesday September 14 - FIRST REHEARSAL

Tuesday November 21 - TECH REHEARSAL

Wednesday December 1 - DRESS REHEARSAL

Thursday December 2 - DRESS REHEARSAL

Saturday December 4 - SHOWS

Sunday December 5 - SHOWS

TUITION FEES

Fall 2021: $1,300 + HST + $33.90 Annual Registration Fee

Please refer to our Student Policies for further information.

Auditions

All of our Troupe programs are audition-based. Troupe auditions are held annually in 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.

Full audition requirements, along with helpful preparation tips and resources, are available on our Audition page.

Audition for The Drowsy Chaperone!

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
  • A fully-realized production in a professional setting
  • Fully produced virtual production designed by a team of professionals
  • Limited cast sizes so all students have a featured role

Melissa Bencic

Advanced Teen Troupe Director

Jake Schindler

Advanced Teen Troupe Music Director

Stephan Dickson

Advanced Teen Troupe Choreographer

Michelle Soicher

Production Stage Manager