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Take It From The Top Musical Theater Intensives

Broadway Musical Theater Intensives

Take It From The Top 2020  | August 10-15, 2020 | Traverse City, Michigan

These Broadway professionals started out just like the students—passionate about theater. Dedicated to developing the next generation, Take It From The Top returns for its tenth summer in Traverse City at City Opera House.

Students, ages 9-20, explore energetic musical theater training with Broadway professionals in the triple threat disciplines of music, dance, and acting. The six day musical theater Intensives are filled with side by side instruction from Broadway teaching artists. Students bring out their best self as they make daily progress and take risks to explore their musical theater talents. The dynamic week of learning wraps up with a fun and inspiring musical theater showcase for family and friends.

Broadway Intensive

Ages 9-18 | Tuition: $350 | Location: City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan

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Advanced Workshop

Ages 14-20 | Tuition: $350 | Location: City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan

Performing Sister Act JR

A skills video for Advanced Workshop students is mandatory. The audition helps the teaching artists get to know the students skills before the Advanced Workshop and prepares the student for the workshop content.  Watch the Take It From the Top: How to Audition video

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How To Audition from Paul Canaan

Need-based scholarships are available, apply for financial aid during Registration

The Take It From The Top Broadway teaching artists roster has included Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots/Legally Blonde); Meredith Akins (Mamma Mia!/Wicked); Carlos Encinias (Mamma Mia!/Scandalous); Ellyn Marsh,(Kinky Boots, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert), Justin Huff (C. S. A. Casting Director, Newsies/Kinky Boots), Brad Willcuts (Assistant Fight and Movement Director, Amazing Grace), Colin Cunliffe (Finding Neverland/Pippin/Evita), Jacob Yandura (Composer, The Last Queen of Canaan) and more.

Take It From The Top is dedicated to providing quality education enrichment through music, dance and theatre to students and other organizations nationwide.

Our primary goal is to serve as a catalyst for creativity for aspiring artists through professional mentoring, workshops, and structured programs that will inspire confidence and provide students a pathway to attain their highest potential.

Questions?  Email or call (231) 941-8082 Ext. 202

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