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"THE FACES OF BACKDOOR TO BROADWAY 2013"
A NEW SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAM
The Backdoor to Broadway Summer Theatre Program offers aspiring actors, singers, dancers and performers the opportunity to train in an intensely focused 2-week theatre program. It is open to individuals with any level of skill and experience. Whether you want to be on Broadway and TV, or simply to improve your self-confidence and critical-thinking abilities, the Backdoor to Broadway Summer Theatre program will bring you closer to achieving your goals.
Students will attend challenging acting, singing and dance classes to learn the art of performing live, and participate in master classes and workshops with the industry's most respected Broadway and Television professionals. During the course of the program, participants will refine and perform audition pieces and dramatic/musical theatre scenes, working side-by-side with Broadway stars in a nurturing environment. Students who complete the program will have an opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned in a final performance open to the public, taking place at the Akin Auditorium on the campus of Midwestern State University.
The Program takes place at Backdoor Theatre and the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and is an educational collaboration between Backdoor Theatre and Affannato Productions in partnership with Midwestern State University. Backdoor to Broadway was founded by Tony® Award Nominee and Broadway producer/actor Rich Affannato and Backdoor Theatre's Board of Directors' Entertainment/Educational Chair, Christy Estes.
All classes will take place at Backdoor Theatre and the Fain Fine Arts Center facilities on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Backdoor Theatre, a non-profit community theatre established in 1971 is home to a Main stage and Dinner theatre. The theatrical production facilities and equipment in the Akin Auditorium are impressive. The 475-seat proscenium theatre has almost 6,000 square feet of stage space served by a new ETC lighting control board and a sound system with digitized editing capability. The Bea Wood Studio Theatre flexibly seats 100-150. Ancillary areas include a large scenic studio, a well-equipped costume construction area, and spacious makeup, dressing, and storage rooms. An electronic classroom contains the equipment and software necessary for computer-assisted design.