Budding Broadway stars presenting show on July 19

A troupe of budding Broadway stars from around the world will hit the stage at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 19, to cap the 2015 Triple Arts intensive musical theatre summer camp.

The students, ranging in age from 15 to 22 and hailing from as far away as Switzerland, will give a free performance at 3 p.m. The performance will consist of a selection of songs and scenes from Broadway shows.

Broadway veterans Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise have been guiding participants through a two-week workshop in which skills in auditioning, dancing, singing and scene interpretation are developed and honed.

A staff of expert choreographers, vocal teachers and directors – several with extensive Broadway backgrounds – are assisting in the program.

“The goal is to let these young people feel what it is like to work as a professional while they are still in school, and to experience what it takes to compete with the best musical performers on the Broadway stage today,” said Mann, the Phillips Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at WCU.

The Triple Arts summer camp is sponsored by WCU’s Musical Theatre Program and Division of Educational Outreach. For more information, visit triplearts.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.