Showstoppers Broadway Intensive
Intensive Dates: Monday, July 23-Sunday, August 5, 2018
Performances: Aug. 3-5, 2018
Tuition: $1,250
Dorm option available for $1,350 (includes room, board and transport to and from Tampa Int'l Airport)

Intermediate to advanced performers entering grades 7 – college are challenged by industry professionals and teaching artists. Participants develop in the key disciplines of musical theatre including acting, voice, and dance through master classes, topic based workshops, and production rehearsal. In this two-week intensive, attendees work with directors, music directors, choreographers, vocal coaches and acting teachers to hone solo and ensemble performance skills while developing critical life skills necessary to work in the world of professional theater. A unique facet of the Showstoppers Broadway Intensive, participants perform on one of the stages at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Resorts. The intensive concludes with multiple performances of a professionally produced, themed showcase in the Straz Center’s TECO Theater.

Applicants must submit the following:
- Headshot
- Resume
- Completed digital application
- 16 bar song from published musical theater
- Approx. 1 minute memorized monologue from a published play
- Video response: 1 minute video sharing why you believe you are prepared to spend the rehearsal period in rigorous rehearsal and performance


  • Open to rising grade 7-12 and college students
  • 2 week production intensive
  • July 23 - August 5, 2018
  • Intensive held from 9am-9pm each day
  • Placements held on day 1 and students are placed into 1 of 3 levels: Young Intermediate Performer; Advanced Singer/Dancer; Advanced Dancer/Singer
  • Walt Disney World Resort performance and free time in the Magic Kingdom
  • Universal Studios Resort performance and free time in a Universal Studios theme park
  • Guest artists
  • Private coaching for each student
  • Fully-produced, themed performances
  • Meal-plan available for local and out-of-town students
  • Dorm option available
  • Scholarships available
What makes the Showstoppers Broadway Intensive unique from other Broadway intensives?
Showstoppers Broadway Intensive challenges students in the major disciplines of musical theater, dance, acting, singing, and performance techniques. The following concepts are addressed in each area:
Music: vocal technique applied to various styles, song interpretation, sight-reading, music terminology, harmonics and musicality
Dance: basic technique applied to various dance styles (jazz, tap, contemporary), music interpretation, form, dance terminology, combinations, and stylistic work
Theater: character analysis and development, acting-the-song, stage terminology
Performance techniques: performer etiquette and expectations, biz of the biz, endurance, agility, stage presence, and confidence
Our faculty and teaching artists are experienced professional performers who instruct dance, theater and music year-round and have a passion for coaching, developing, directing and imparting their knowledge to students. All continually develop and refine instructional strategies, curriculum and pedagogy to best address student needs and meet curricular goals. As an accredited conservatory, our instructors undergo a third-party review, receive teacher and discipline-specific professional development and are observed throughout the year by their supervisors. We are supported by Broadway teaching artists, who provide fresh pedagogical perspective and bring insight into the artistic and business side of today’s Broadway.
Participants “take the show on the road” and experience performance in what many consider a stepping-stone to Broadway--theme-park performance at the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios resorts. While many intensives culminate in a studio showcase, we believe experiencing excellent production quality is critical to developing as a performer. The intensive culminates in a fully produced, themed production including costumes, make-up, props, sets, lights, sound design in a theatrical revue.

Sample Daily Schedule
8:15am     Breakfast
9:00am     Yoga stretch & warm-up
10:00am   Rehearsal Rotation 1 - Music Rehearsal, Choreography or Vocal/Acting Coaching
12:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm     Rehearsal Rotation 2 - Music Rehearsal, Choreography or Vocal/Acting Coaching
3:00pm     Rehearsal Rotation 3 - Music Rehearsal, Choreography or Vocal/Acting Coaching
5:00pm     Dinner
6:00pm     Full Group Rehearsal: Showcase/Theme Park Show
8:00pm     Guest Artist Talkback
9:00pm     Report to dorms / locals depart for home
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