Blumenthal Broadway Bootcamp
Musical Theater Intensive
Are you a high school student ready to relaunch your triple-threat training in a safe, fast-paced workshop environment? Join Blumenthal Performing Arts and an array of professional artists for a full-day musical theater intensive. Intermediate and advanced 8th-12th grade theater students will receive exclusive instruction from guest artists who know first-hand what it takes to make it in the world of Broadway, including Danielle Wade (Mean Girls Broadway & First National Tour), Will Branner (Mean Girls First National Tour), Amina Faye (Jimmy Awards Best Actress 2016), Martin Damien Wilkins (Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, Actor's Express) and Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton). The day will culminate in a musical theater showcase.
Space is limited. This event is for intermediate and advanced theater students in 8th-12th grade.
Scholarships are available! If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download the application below and email the completed application to [email protected]
About the Teaching Artists
Danielle Wade (Broadway Alum) has performed across both the US and Canada. She most recently can be seen as Cady in Mean Girls (Broadway and National Tour.) She had her start on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy on CBC's Over The Rainbow. Some favorite credits include Marian Paroo (The Music Man, Stratford Festival) and Belle (Beauty and The Beast), Cinderella (Into The Woods) Bailey Butterfly (CBC's The Moblees) and Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto.
Will is a New York based actor born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. New York/Tours: Bat Out Of Hell (New York City Center, Toronto, Original North American Company), Mean Girls (1st National Tour), Kragtar: An American Monster Musical (Off- Broadway, Original Cast). Regional: The Old Globe (October Sky), Barrington Stage (West Side Story, BTCA nomination), 5th Avenue Theatre (West Side Story), PCLO, Music Theatre Wichita, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Triad Stage. Will is also a theatre and film director hoping to bring his work to North Carolina. His last film SCHMIK premiered at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles as a part of HollyShorts Film Festival. Blumeys 2012! B.F.A University Of Michigan. IG: @lordbranner
Amina is a recent grad of Penn State where she received her B.F.A in Musical Theatre and is currently working as a freelance teaching artist and director. Her favorite credits include Sarah in Ragtime and Caroline in Caroline Or Change. She was most recently seen as Susannah Son in the regional premiere of Love In Hate Nation written by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis. Blumenthal Performing Arts holds a special place in her heart ever since winning Best Actress at both the Blumey Awards and the Jimmy Awards back in 2016.
Martin Damien Wilkins
Martin Damien Wilkins is an award-winning stage director and producer based in Charlotte, NC. His directing credits include Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Angels in America (Parts 1 and 2), which he co-directed with Artistic Director Freddie Ashley and Suzan-Lori Park’s Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at Actor’s Express, and Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat, at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC. Martin was the recipient of the 2018 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play with Freddie Ashley for their production of Angels in America. Additional honors include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Lighting of a Play, as well as, a feature in a special edition of the national publication, American Theatre Magazine, in March 2018. Martin is a proud member of the inaugural class of National Directors Fellows and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He also served for two seasons as the National New Play Network’s Producer-In-Residence at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. A native Charlottean, Martin is a graduate of Duke University where he was a Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholar.
Tyler McKenzie (he/him/his) currently on dance faculty at Penn State University’s Musical Theatre Department, was last seen on stage in Hamilton the Musical. He is a Long Island native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University. He has performed regionally and in the Broadway & National Tour productions of Mamma Mia, Matilda, and Hamilton. In 2019, Tyler received the Western Carolina University Young Alumni Award celebrating his level of distinction in his field of work, his commitment to the service of others, and his potential for future leadership/distinction. He also recently received honorary acknowledgement and membership from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Tyler has a major passion for education and has worked with young artists all over the country and online.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.
*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
**If you are attending a Theater Tour or a Ghost Tour, parking for the $5 rate is available during the times listed above with CASH ONLY.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or >click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
>CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance
CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)
CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.
Upon arrival, participants will undergo a temperature check and fill out a COVID questionnaire
Guardians or other additional guests will not be permitted in the building for drop-off to reduce the number of people in the facility
Socially distant spaces will be clearly marked in all workshop areas
Face masks must be worn at all times except when in individually marked spots exceeding 6-feet of distancing
Students will be required to stop at docked sanitizer stations before entering and exiting each program room
Shared materials will be sanitized before and after use
Blumenthal Performing Arts is committed to increasing accessibility to students of all backgrounds. Scholarship funds for Blumenthal Broadway Bootcamp cover partial tuition costs for the program (up to 75%). Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of Blumenthal Performing Arts.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download the form below and email the completed application to [email protected]
Additional Ticket Information
Registration includes full day of workshops, running 9 AM to 5 PM, with teaching artists, culminating in a showcase where participants will perform a group number and either a musical solo or duet.