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The Broadway Class

The Broadway program consists of a high quality performance program that bridges the gap between high school and professional programs. The highly competitive program puts together vocals, acting, and choreo in a full fledged, fully costumed production.

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Performance Opportunities

Performance and recording opportunities are available and encouraged throughout the year in the community with also the full show at the end of the year. Opportunities are filled to the brim with this fast paced program (including stage management, costume design, set design/props, and more!) and talented students-some of the most talented in the community put together this cast.

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Repertoire

15-20 numbers performed collage style with full costume, makeup, accompaniment, and production. Rehearsals consist of learning and perfecting vocals, staging, choreography, character development, and advanced acting training.

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When are classes? When is the show? What is the commitment?

Broadway Class: Full Semester Commitment August 27-June 4
Classes: Fridays 5-7PM but may be as early as 4:30 and as late as 7:30PM
Shows: June 3-4, 2022
Tech Week: Sunday, May 29-Thursday June 2 time TBA

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Additional Performance Opportunities/Recording Opportunities

These may be available to selected/appropriate numbers for various performance opportunities in the community through the semester. Additional rehearsals may be added for preparation purposes at the discretion of the class/directors.

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Costumes

Costumes will be used for each number, to be provided by students and not to exceed $50. Most costume pieces will be able to be found from students’ own wardrobe or via bargain thrift stores.

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Tech Week

Tech Week: Sunday, May 29-Thursday June 2 time TBA
Absences from tech week are not permitted and may involve removal from program and performances

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What is the cost?

Tuition is $40/month (or $65/month for those not in private lessons).

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Callbacks

Both Singing and Dance Callbacks may be requested. All callback material for dance will be provided at callbacks. Callback material for singing will be sent via email Friday evening and expected to be learned by callbacks Saturday. Callbacks for singing may be small excerpts from various songs.

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How do I audition?

Auditions: (By appointment) Friday August 6th 3PM-7PM
Callbacks: Saturday August 7th 3PM-7PM
Location: 1008 Columbus Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

Submit audition form below, get email confirmation of audition time, prepare 30-45 seconds of a cappella musical theater piece. You will learn a dance in groups and perform a dance audition in addition to your singing audition.

Your Directors

Chelsea Melcher

Internationally acclaimed opera singer Chelsea Melcher is a native of Coldwater, Michigan and has been described as “coolly captivating” and “a woman to be reckoned with” onstage. The Opera Idol National Finalist graduated with a Performance Diploma from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music under the study of Heidi Grant Murphy, Kevin Murphy, and Timothy Noble. At The Jacobs School of Music Chelsea performed Musetta (La Bohème) under the baton of Paul Nadler and direction of Jeffrey Buchman. Chelsea’s recent roles include Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Maria (The Sound of Music), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Violetta (La Traviata), Annina, (La Traviata) Nedda (I Pagliacci), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mariuccia (I Due Timidi), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Micaëla (Carmen), Frasquita (Carmen)Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Mimi (La Bohème), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Musetta, (La Bohème), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).

Chelsea has performed Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, the Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony. Melcher’s performing includes collaboration with Opera Columbus, Opera Seabrook, Opera Project Columbus, Bay View Music Festival, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Midland Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Amherst Symphony, Central Michigan Orchestra, and The Ohio State University Orchestra.

Chelsea has been awarded the prestigious Margaret Speaks Scholarship, Jacobs School of Music Graduate Tuition Award, Jacobs School of Music Performance Certificate Recommendation, Wilson Award, Women in Music (Columbus) Award, and has received first place in numerous concerto competitions. Chelsea has been featured performing many works of modern composers and has performed world premieres for composers such as Paul Melcher, Philip Rice, and Jacob Reed. Chelsea is the founder of Vocal Career Academy and Nerves Be Gone Academy, Professor of Entrepreneurial Performance Anxiety within the Marketing Impact Academy and soon to be Professor of Music at Siena Heights University. Chelsea specializes in coaching performers to manage anxieties and gain a natural confidence onstage and in auditions. Her masterclasses, coachings and courses have helped hundreds of students gain confidence, take their mind off the opinions of others, and truly enjoy performing.

In addition to her performance career, Chelsea has co-founded RED School of Music with professional teachers and unlimited performance opportunities. Guests artists and professional collaborations feature RED School of Music faculty and students across the midwest.

Regan Goins

Regan Goins grew up in Marysville and is happy to be returning to her roots. Having spent the last ten years in Austin, TX, she has plenty of real world experience to include in her teaching. Regan holds a BFA in Acting from the high ranked Texas State University. Her credits include films like “My All American”, “The Way We Weave”, and an uncountable amount of professional theatre credits such as the world premiere production of the “The Secretary”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Blanche), “Macbeth” (Lady Macbeth), and many others.

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