Donna Vivino Talks Summer Program for Students JOURNEY TO BROADWAY
“Donna Vivino is Broadway vet with a career starting at age 8 when she took the stage in Les Miserables. Since then she's thrilled audiences in Wicked, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever, and more.
Her latest project has her sharing her skills and art with the next generation in her Journey to Broadway summer program in New Jersey. Students will spend the week in intensives, masterclasses, panels and will even get to attend a Broadway show.”
LET US HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO BROADWAY!
DONNA’S JOURNEY TO BROADWAY STARTED AT AGE 8…
…(a Fair Lawn, New Jersey native) began her journey to Broadway at age 8 in the original cast of "Les Miserables" as Young Cosette. Since then she has appeared on film and tv (The Sopranos, Submissions Only) and several Broadway shows including most recently "Wicked" where she played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West (pictured left).
For one week only, Donna will be bringing her talent, experience and knowledge to young performers ages 8-18. (All Students are divided into groups by age) Students will have the opportunity to train with working Broadway professionals and specialized faculty in the performing arts. During JTB students will have daily training, see a Broadway show, perform in a showcase for industry professionals and so much more!
Come join our resident Broadway teaching artist, Donna Vivino (Wicked, Les Miserables, Hairspray, Fame Becomes Me, Saturday Night Fever, Submissions Only), on your journey to Broadway.
Your Journey to Broadway includes:
Daily Special Master classes with Broadway Guest artists and industry professionals from shows such as “Hamilton”, “Frozen”, “Dear Evan Hansen”, “Beetlejuice”, “Wicked” that will cover the following -- including but not limited to:
Song interpretation (Finding your voice & voice type)
Theatre/Broadway Dance (How to learn a dance combination quickly)
Acting for the camera
Choosing the right songs and monologues for YOU
The Dos & Donts of Auditioning
Key Tools from the Pros - How to Battle Nerves & Have Fun Onstage
Daily musical theatre workshops with resident “Journey to Broadway” teaching artist and professional Broadway actress (Wicked, Hairspray, Les Miserables) Donna Vivino
Daily intensives and rehearsals from 9am - 5pm (students are divided into performance groups by age) in acting, singing and dance in rehearsal studio in Waldwick, NJ with our performing arts team and master guest teachers. Students will learn the “Broadway basics” including how to break down a dance combination, how to pick the right place to cut a song down to 16-32 bars and scene study/monologue. Every student will leave the program with a rehearsed and coached monologue and a song repertoire book of at least 2 cut audition songs suited specifically to them. They will also learn key tools from the pros about how to build confidence, battle nerves and of course have fun while performing.
PLEASE NOTE *** ALL STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO GROUPS BY AGE FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM ***
Daily catered lunches, snacks and water (just bring yourself - no packed lunch necessary!)
Tickets to a Broadway matinee on Wednesday preceded by a Q&A lunch and workshop with a Broadway star in a New York City rehearsal studio
Mock audition session with NYC casting director and/or agent for young performers
Guest Panel and information session for parents with industry professionals the day of the showcase.
Showcase performance for family, friends and invited NYC industry guests (Location TBD)
Facetime coaching session (15 minutes) prior to the start of the program to help with preparation for the exciting week ahead
Bus transportation round trip to NYC on Wednesday
Orientation Meet & Greet Sunday night for students, parents and faculty
Certificate ceremony for “Journey to Broadway” program following industry showcase
Two “Journey to Broadway” t-shirts
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