Studio Four 2015 (Ages 14-19)
July 6th – August 9th
In-State Fee: $2745
Out-of-State Fee: $2945
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Broadway is coming to BCT! Master Classes with Broadway’s Top Actors: Megan Hilty (WICKED, SMASH), Matthew James Thomas (PIPPIN), Kyle Dean Massey (PIPPIN and NEXT TO NORMAL) and Danielle Ferland (FROG AND TOAD and INTO THE WOODS)!
Broadway performer and television actress Megan Hilty has had a fast ride to the top. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in theater she immediately landed the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, later performing the role on tour and in the Los Angeles production. Her next role was Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Ovation Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2011 Hilty joined the cast of NBC’s Smash as Ivy Lynn, an actress desperate to land the lead in a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. During the hiatus between the first and second seasons of Smash, Hilty starred in the New York City Center Encores production of Gentleman Prefer Blondes, earning her stellar notices. Since then Megan starred in NBC’s sitcom Sean Saves the World opposite her Smash costar Sean Hayes. Megan regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country and her solo show — including her sold out Carnegie Hall debut — has received critical acclaim.
Her solo album, It Happens All the Time is available on Sony Records.
Matthew James Thomas
After appearing in numerous London-based and West End plays and musicals, including Fame and Whistle Down the Wind, British-born actor, Matthew James Thomas, moved to New York to appear in the original Broadway cast of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. In 2013, Thomas was tapped to play the title role in the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. Matthew was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his performance in the title role in Pippin, and, in 2015, he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for his performance as Fenwick in the Barry Levinson-produced musical, Diner. His film and TV credits include About a Boy, Billy Elliot, and Britannia High.
Kyle Dean Massey
2015 Studio Four MainStage Productions:
ASSASSINS and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
STUDIO FOUR is an intensive pre-professional training program for students interested in the profession of musical theater. Led by theater professionals, this five-week program will include master classes taught by professional actors, workshops led by professional educators and rehearsals for full-scale musical productions. Each morning, Monday through Friday, students take intensive classes in acting, dance, and musical theatre performance. The afternoons are dedicated to rehearsals for main stage productions held the final weekend of the program. Master Classes are also held with Broadway Performers. Past guests include Alli Mauzey, Lindsay Mendez, Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Danielle Ferland and Andrea Burns. All classes are held Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM. Technical rehearsals will take place during the final two weekends of the program, and performances will be held on Saturdays and Sundays as well. Shows will be performed in rotating repertory. A shuttle from the Boston Children’s Theatre in downtown Boston will be available to all students with advanced sign-up. Watch excerpts from past Studio Four productions!