Bravo Academy’s Advanced Music Theatre Troupe Program is a ADVANCED MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM dedicated to providing the finest music theatre education in the Greater Toronto Area.
Bravo Academy’s Troupe Program began in 2006 with a single Teen production of Cinderella. Over the past ten years, the program has expanded into five Troupes working with hundreds of students age 7 to 19. Bravo Academy has produced MORE THAN 150 FULLY-REALIZED PRODUCTIONS.
Students work with industry professionals and experienced theatre educators to produce HIGH-QUALITY PERFORMANCES, while receiving ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING in the elements of music theatre. Admission to the program is by AUDITION ONLY, resulting in a fast-paced creative environment where budding artists can truly shine. Music theatre encourages children to use their imagination, work as a team, develop communication skills and build self-confidence.
Our Spring 2021 Season
Our Fall 2021 season will be conducted primarily in-person, with some virtual rehearsals. Students will work towards an in-person performance in December 2021, either livestreamed or for a live audience, depending on what COVID restrictions permit. Rehearsals will be held according to COVID-19 provincial guidelines. Should in-person rehearsals not be permitted, Bravo Academy is able to provide a rich virtual experience for all students.
- Rehearsals: Will be a hybrid of online and in-person rehearsals. All in-person rehearsals will be held in our studio theatre on our socially distant set.
- Masks: Students will be required to wear a mask at all times. We will be using character appropriate masks during the performances.
- Socially Distant Set Design: Students will be working on a socially-distant set that ensures all artists are properly spaced apart. As well, the backstage space will be properly spaced and marked off so all artists are socially distant both on and off the set.
- Limited Cast Size: Cast size is limited to ensure we are adhering to all provincial COVID-19 in-person livestream guidelines and policies.
- Music rehearsals: In-person group singing still presents the largest COVID-19 risk, so these rehearsals will be held online on ZOOM. Once music is learned, we will be creating audio tracks of each song with each performer. When performing songs in-person at our studio theatre, students will be required to wear a mask and lip sync to a pre-recorded track of their own voices while performing the appropriate staging and/or choreography.
- Staging and choreography rehearsals: We will be doing a hybrid of online and in-person rehearsals. Using gathering guidelines provided by the Government of Ontario, we are able to offer in-person rehearsals with up to 10 students in our studio theatre, with another small group in the rehearsal hall. Even during the “lockdown” phase, we are permitted under specific guidelines to rehearse and stream a performance.
- Dialogue: All dialogue is permitted to be delivered live while using a mask and remaining socially distant. Our directors and choreographers will be staging and choreographing the musical to ensure we adhere to provincial COVID-19 guidelines while also making it an artistic experience for the performers.
- Costumes, Hair and Make-up: Due to COVID-19, students will be required to do all their own hair and make-up for all dress rehearsals and performances before arriving at the facility. Students will also be required to provide all their own costumes. Our team will assist and provide inspiration ideas and guidance for costume and hair and make-up design.
All of our Troupe programs are audition-based and highly competitive. Once accepted, students also audition for their role(s) at the beginning of each term. While students do not require past music theatre experience to audition, successful applicants are those that demonstrate a high level of singing and acting ability in the auditions. In addition, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and overall energy are major factors.
Audition requirements include:
- 1-2 music theatre song(s) (age appropriate, 32-bar selection)
- 1 monologue (30-60 seconds in any style)
- Sheet music for accompanist (preferably double-sided, hole-punched and in a binder)
- Headshot or recent photo
- Completed audition form
- Resume (optional)
Full audition requirements, along with helpful preparation tips and resources, are available on our Audition page.