Thursday, March 17, 2011

Broadway Saturdays Hit High Note

Last month, more than 20 local musical theater students participated in Segerstrom Center’s brand new Broadway Saturdays program. Over three Saturdays, students learned musical theater technique, scene work, monologue interpretation, improvisation, lyric analysis and audition advice from instructors Tony® Award nominee and Broadway star, Erin Dilly, and Broadway veteran Stephen Buntrock (pictured above), who most recently starred in A Little Night Music opposite Bernadette Peters.

The students weren’t the only ones who learned invaluable lessons. Erin (pictured above) said “Broadway Saturdays was such a revelation for me as a teacher. To watch these kids arrive from all different high schools, different places in their learning, strangers and then to watch them leave as friends, inspired, cheering for each! It reminded me of why I got into theater when I was young – the community! In three weeks I watched each student make remarkable progress. And at the end, a group of strangers had become a joyful little band of players – a real family. It warmed my heart.”

If you or anyone you know is interested in pursuing musical theater, Erin and Stephen will be back at the Center this summer for the Six Days of Broadway camp June 27 – July 2 (for ages 11-13) and July 5 – July 10 (for ages 14-18). For more information and to reserve a spot, call (714) 556-2122 x4333, option 4 or email Last summer’s camp sold out.
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