New Director to Lead the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory
2014-02-24 · By Editor
The Long Beach Playhouse continues its acclaimed summer youth education series with a new director and a new focus on process and education.
“This year we will be offering many more scholarships thanks to the generosity of the Miller Foundation”, said artistic director, Andrew Vonderschmitt about the summer program, “we will be seeking out at-risk and underprivileged youths and teens for this year’s session.”
Continuing its commitment to the next generation of theatre artists the Long Beach Playhouse announces the 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory from July 14 through August 3.
This unique three-week day camp invites each young actor, singer and dancer to develop his or her skills in daily classes. Every student will also make the journey through the rehearsal process guided by a team of arts educators. In the end, we add the final theatrical element, the audience, and share our talents through public performances of scenes and songs. The camp balances instruction and performance preparation as we travel from page to stage. These efforts are enriched by the dedicated theatre professionals at The Long Beach Playhouse, the oldest continually operating theatre west of the Mississippi.
Brian Bozanich, Director (MFA, Youth and Family Theatre) steps into the role of camp director in his fifth year with the program. Bozanich brings twenty-five years of theatre education experience, including programs with at-risk youth and K-6 theatre. He currently serves as director of the award-winning Saint Joseph High School theatre program.