So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star!

September 23, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Mentoring and audition event Sunday, September 23 from 12-4pm in

The Pequot Library’s Auditorium

New Paradigm Theatre’s Signature Event: 
SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?©
Southport, CT (September 23, 2018

Singers from age 8 through adult will audition and receive professional feedback from Broadway and film casting directors, agents and producers in New Paradigm Theatre’s (NPT) signature event: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR? Pre-registration is required.

NPT will accept the first 20 applications only. 

Previous winner Cidalia Alves was featured in TV appearances following the competition. From her experience she said, “The chance to sing in front of Broadway decision makers and to network with them was invaluable.”

In addition: Every singer and actor who performs will be invited to perform with Broadway, film, and TV pros during The New Paradigm Theatre’s Holiday show and held at Fairfield Theatre Company December 15th and 16th. You will also be considered for the February collaboration of West Side Story with NPT and the Norwalk Symphony by attending this event! 

Contestants, please complete Step 1 and 2 to participate!

Step 1:

Fill out the application and send it to info@nptheatre.org. If you have trouble scanning, feel free to take a picture of the document and send it that way. Please make sure to bring the hard copies to the event.

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Step 2:

Once confirmed as accepted, please pay our registration fee here.

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Early bird registrants will receive a discounted application fee of $45. The deadline for early bird registrations is September 1, 2018. Registrations received after the early bird registration date will be entered as a standard application for the event of $50. 

Kristin Huffman, Producing Artistic Director NPT, Broadway Performer and professor at University of Hartford will also lead a panel discussion and the audience may ask insider questions about the industry. “Mentoring is a large component of NPT’s mission statement. We often feature the stand-out performers we meet at this event in our shows. More importantly, our Youth Board of directors is also very involved in learning leadership through the arts; and is comprised of teens from Milford to Greenwich who help with this event. They also help in fundraising and performing for other nonprofits, NPT MainStage shows, soup kitchens, and senior homes.” 

 

The Panel has included pros such as:

Paul Bogaev (Music Movie Producer: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Across the Universe)

Scott Bryce (Actor and Director known for As the World Turns)

Jeremy Sickles (Talent agent from Daniel Hoff Agency)

Tracey Moore (Musical and Theatre performer, Professor of Theatre at Hartford University)

Gwendolyn Jones (Performer: Radio City Music Hall’s Mrs. Claus, Nunsense, Hair)

Networking is crucial in the Entertainment industry and the singers who have competed meet and receive feedback from such professionals as : Jamibeth Marolis (NY Casting Dir: Les Miz, Phantom, Cats), Paul Bogaev  (Music Producer Movies- Dreamgirls, Chicago and Across the Universe), Gwendolyn Jones (Broadway and National tours), Ralph Perkins (Choreographer and Director in US and head of Dance Department at University of Hartford), Scott Bryce (Emmy nominee, film and TV performer and director), and Jeremy Sickels (NY talent agent with Daniel Hoff agency and many other working professionals).  

New Paradigm Theatre Company is a professional theatre fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions.