Broadway’s Jody Madaras to join BGSU Musical Theatre Camp


BOWLING GREEN, O.—High school singers with a love for musical theatre can get an insider’s perspective from Broadway performer Jody Madaras, guest artist at Bowling Green State University’s Musical Theatre Camp.

Part of the College of Musical Arts’ Summer Music Institute, the camp will be held June 27 through July 3 on the BGSU campus. The registration deadline is June 5.

The Musical Theatre Camp is an opportunity for talented high school vocalists entering grades 10 through 12 to strengthen their performing skills through movement classes, vocal warm-ups, improvisations, scene work, master classes and more. Directed by musical theatre specialist Dr. Michael Ellison, a BGSU associate professor of theater, students will work with faculty and guest instructors for the week, then will perform a final concert.

A Bowling Green native and former artistic director of the Pemberville Opera, Madaras is known for his acting, singing, directing and choreography. He has appeared on and off Broadway and on TV, and was recently part of the first national tour of the award-winning “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

He also co-conceived the new 1940s musical revue “All Hands on Deck!” The nostalgic, patriotic tribute will be performed as part of the city of Bowling Green’s Independence Day celebration at 6 p.m. July 3 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Campers will not only receive two tickets to “All Hands on Deck!” but will also have the opportunity to audition for a guest spot in the show.

Other patrons may purchase tickets online at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

For more information, visit the Summer Music Institute website at www.bgsu.edu/smi or call 419-372-2182.

Other camps offered this summer include the Piano, String, Double Reed, Vocal Arts, Recording, Brass, Super Sax, and Flute camps.

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(Posted May 14, 2013 )