Broadway In Chicago Announces Workshops for Chicago Public School Students

The PrivateBank will sponsor two Broadway In Chicago musical theatre workshop programs on Wednesday, August 17 to foster arts education and provide first-hand theatre industry experiences to Chicago youth. The Musical Theatre Workshops will be comprised of over 150 students from Gallery 37 who signed up from thirteen different high schools in the Chicagoland area and will take place in two sessions from 9 – 11 AM and 1 – 3 PM on August 17 at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe).





The musical theatre workshops will include the following activities:

  • Auditions 101 (led by professional director and actor) – students will learn tricks of the trade and what to expect in a professional audition setting.
  • Dance Callback (led by two professional choreographers) – students will get to experience the fast-paced nature of a dance callback and receive advice on how to shine and leave a lasting impression.
  • Intro Ensemble Improv (led by two professional improvisers) – students will engage in fun warm-up and ensemble-building games, as well as learn tips for supporting a fellow performer on stage.
  • Vocal Care (led by a professional music director and vocalist) – students will gain guidance regarding care for their voices and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding singing and vocal care.


HiDef Dance Ensemble is a dynamic hip-hop based dance program that fuses urban movement and popular culture. Teens learn and create performance pieces highlighting relevant social issues using music and ideas inspired by urban artistic expression. Top industry choreographers visit the program to inspire teens to train for the professional dance world. (Instructors: Tanji Harper, Dorian Rhea and Brandy Ford)

HHVocal performs music from various genres, as well as work on perfecting their professional performance techniques and skills. The singers receive master classes, one-on-one vocal sessions and training in music pedagogy with an emphasis on theatrical and dance movements to round out their musical training. (Instructors: Jean Hendricks and Daniel Henry)


The PrivateBank is proud to help make our city more vibrant through partnerships with organizations such as Broadway In Chicago. At The PrivateBank, our mission is to advance the goals of our clients by delivering compelling commercial, personal and private banking solutions as well as to promote the stability of our communities through financial literacy and banking services. The PrivateBank is part of PrivateBancorp, Inc., a Chicago-based company with $17.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015.


Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 16 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

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