JACKSON, WY. – A Private/Public Partnership for Teton County High School Students to Further Musical Theatre Training.
Big City Broadway, in collaboration with Jackson Hole High School, is hosting a series of “Bridging the Gap Performance Arts Clinics” that are open to any high school student in Teton County (public, private and home-schooled students). This private/public partnership offers a unique opportunity for continued and additional training, at a very affordable registration fee of only $10, for students in the various disciplines of musical theatre: movement and dance; set design; auditioning support; lighting; sound design; stage combat; digital acting; and vocal prep for actors in TV and film. The clinics take place either after-school, during flex periods or Saturdays at Jackson Hole High School from January to May 2018.
“In the wake of Wyoming state budget cuts to our schools and its programs, Big City Broadway saw a need where we could work together with our local high school students interested in pursuing and empowering themselves for participation in musical theatre,” stated Gina Feliccia, Executive Director. “I reached out to Broadway and industry professionals across the country. They will be coming to Jackson to offer these eight clinics.” The clinics are designed to provide these important goals:
- Motivating students academically
- Preparing them to remain eligible for participation in the culminating event – the Spring Musical
- Preparing students for college and career
- Providing advanced expertise in the arts and sharpening their audition skills
“I am hoping to attract all students to participate, whether a choir member, dance team participant, athlete, cheerleader, arts department student, or students interested in expanding their acting, film, TV and theater skills,” Gina concluded.
Supported in part by a grant from the Center of Wonder & Town and County Arts for All.