Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive

Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive

LIED CENTER TRIPLE THREAT BROADWAY INTENSIVE

Join us for our annual Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive, Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 2024! Start your summer off with a transformative experience with the Lied Center. 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO APPLY!!

The Lied Center is excited to provide young talented performers with our annual Summer Broadway Intensive.

  • This Intensive is for high school students, from incoming freshman to recent high school graduates.
  • This Intensive is geared towards intermediate-advanced students interested in a professional career in musical theatre.  Learn from professional artists in a high-paced environment! 
  • Three Broadway and professional theatre artists will lead classes to strengthen skills in musical theatre fundamentals with the goal of developing specialized skills and tools for a career in the performing arts.

The Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive teaching artists are:
Ryan Scott Oliver
Sam Hartley
TBD

Tuition for the 5-day intensive is $325 per participant (includes all processing fees). Need-based Scholarships for tuition are available!

We will also be offering housing on campus with UNL housing for an additional cost of approximately $215 (includes all processing fees).

HOW THE INTENSIVE WILL BE STRUCTURED

We will cap enrollment at 50 students.  We will be dividing students up into small groups. These groups will be divided based on dance ability and experience.  

Classes will take place from 8:00am-6:00pm daily at the Lied Center for Performing Arts with plenty of breaks built in.

Most of the sessions will be in small groups.  Each student in the group will receive primarily one-on-one instruction with the instructor. 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

  • Musical Theatre Fundamentals: Teaches students the core elements of musical theatre; including acting, vocal and dance techniques that improve their skills as a triple threat.
  • Musical Theatre Audition Techniques: Class dedicated to learning the ins-and-outs of how to audition for a college/conservatory program and professional theatre.
  • Performance Practice: Students are assigned material to prepare for their final presentation and use the class time to work with faculty on their group pieces.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30-8:50am:        Morning greeting, announcements and social time with counselors and students - ALL STUDENTS
8:50-9:00am:        BREAK
9:00-9:45am:        Mini-sessions learning led by counselors and Lied Center staff - SMALL GROUPS*
9:45-10:00am:      BREAK
10:00-11:30am:    Musical theatre fundamentals/audition techniques master classes - SMALL GROUPS*
11:30-12:15pm:    LUNCH BREAK (lunch is provided with the cost of tuition)
12:15-1:45pm:      Musical theatre fundamentals/audition techniques master classes - SMALL GROUPS*
1:45-2:00pm:        BREAK
2:00-3:30pm:        Musical theatre fundamentals/audition techniques master classes - SMALL GROUPS*
3:30-3:45pm:        BREAK
3:45-6:00pm:        Musical theatre Performance practices - SMALL GROUPS*

*All students will be divided into small groups.  Each small group will take turns working with each of the guest instructors throughout the day.

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The Application Process

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

All students interested in participating must submit an application, along with a brief audition video of themselves performing either a cut or full musical theatre song.  This video CANNOT be from a production! The applicant must be the ONLY one on camera.  Please note, to submit your video on the google form application you will need to either provide a link to a You Tube video or upload a video file through a google account.  Videos do not need to be high quality and you can choose to sing acapella or with accompaniment.  

Click HERE to watch a video made by Lied Center interns with helpful tips and guidelines for audition self tapes.
 

In addition, each student can submit an OPTIONAL second video showcasing either your dance or acting talent. These second optional videos must be either a solo dance piece or a solo monologue. The applicant must be the ONLY one on camera.
 

Applicants will receive an email confirming that we have received your materials. Review of applications is rolling until we are full and will begin April 1 and applicants can expect to receive decision emails by the end of April. Full payment of tuition and housing is expected by May 27, 2024.

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Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition for the intensive is $325 per participant (including all processing fees).

For an additional cost of approximately $215 (including all processing fees), students have the option to stay on campus at UNL. This includes housing in the dorms on campus as well as all meals.

A LIMITED number of scholarships are available and can cover up to 100% of the cost of tuition and housing (priority for housing scholarships are given to those who live outside of Lincoln.) Scholarships are need-based and should be requested at the time of application.

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Requirements for Participation in the Intensive

The Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced students interested in pursuing a collegiate and/or professional career in musical theatre, and will feature fast paced workshops and classes taught by theatre artists with real Broadway and professional experience. Professional artists will lead classes to strengthen skills in music, dance, and acting, as well as to develop more specialized skills, helpful for a career in the performing arts. Previous experience in at least two of these fields (acting, singing, dancing) is necessary. 

Please contact Sasha Dobson, Lied Education Outreach Manager, at sashadobson@unl.edu with questions.

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Featured Instructors

Teaching Artists

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    Katie Pohlman
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Katie Pohlman
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Biography:

    Katie Pohlman is a professional dancer, actor, and singer from Omaha, NE. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance and trained in New York City at Broadway Dance Center in their Professional Semester program. Katie has spent the past several years performing around the country at Music Theatre Wichita and The Muny. She was most recently seen as the swing and dance captain on the first national tour of Bandstand. Katie is over the moon excited to be sharing her passion and knowledge of dance with the musical theater students in Nebraska!

    Photo of Katie Pohlman - dark hair with a patterned dress
  • Sam Hartley
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Sam Hartley
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Biography:

    Sam Hartley (he/him) is a New York based actor/teaching artist originally from Lincoln, NE. He studied Theater Performance at UNL where he won the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Singer of the Year, and the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's Region V Irene Ryan Acting competition. He made his Broadway debut as the Doug standby in Gutenberg! the musical!, directed by Alex Timbers and starring Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. He has led several national tours including; Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Elf (Buddy), Chicago (Billy Flynn), A Christmas Story (The Old Man). Off-Broadway credits include The Butcher Boy at Irish Rep Theater, and The Lightning Thief at the Lucille Lortel Theater. He has directed/choreographed Music Man Jr. for Red Mountain Theater Co., where he served as musical theatre faculty for several summers at their Broadway Bootcamp. Having taught in 2020's Triple Threat Broadway Intensive, he is so excited to be back! @samfred88 

  • Ryan Scott Oliver
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Ryan Scott Oliver
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Instructor
    Biography:

    RYAN SCOTT OLIVER is a Lortel Award-nominated and Kleban Prize, Rodgers, and Larson Award-winning composer and lyricist. He was called “the future of Broadway… a major new voice in musical theatre” (Entertainment Weekly) and is “shaking up musical theater with his dark, twisted and genius work … [Oliver] could very well be musical theater’s answer to an auteur filmmaker or a gothic novelist” (Huffington Post). He wrote the music and lyrics for Jasper in Deadland; 35mm: A Musical Exhibition; Hugo; Darling; Mrs. Sharp; We Foxes and more. He is also the winner of New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse, Pace University, the recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies and ASCAP awards, and commissions from Disney Theatricals, Universal Theatricals, Broadway Across America, and more. 

     

    Select upcoming: Party of the Century (commissioned by Fourth Wall Theatricals), Tomorrow, the Island Dies (commission), and Shirley Jackson’s Demons, a theatre piece adapting short stories of acclaimed American Gothic writer Shirley Jackson. Find writings, videos, tweets, and more of his morbidly optimistic musings @ryanscottoliver on all platforms. 

     

    As an educator, he co-founded Actor Therapy with Lindsay Mendez in 2012 and teaches audition techniques and business classes. He was previously an adjunct professor at Pace University and ran the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program.

     

  • Jacquelyn vonAschwege
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Counselor
    Jacquelyn vonAschwege
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Counselor
    Biography:

    Jacquelyn vonAschwege (she/her) is a UNL student originally from Kearney, NE. She is anticipating her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Vocal Performance & Theatre Performance in May of 2024. She has been fortunate enough to take part in many wonderful productions both on campus and in the Lincoln community throughout her time at the University of Nebraska. Some of her favorite credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), and She Loves Me (Amalia Balash). This being her third year as a counselor for the Triple Threat Intensive, she is thrilled to be back sharing her passion for musical theatre with students in Nebraska!

     

  • Brandon McMiller
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Counselor
    Brandon McMiller
    Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive Counselor
    Biography:

    Brandon McMiller (he/him) is from Omaha, NE and is completing his studies in Broadcasting and Vocal Performance at UNL. There he studied classical voice, musical theatre, and acting under Alisa Belflower. He has been a part of various staged productions since high school and throughout college-his most recent performance was in UNL Opera’s She Loves Me as Steven Kodaly. Brandon spends a large amount of his time involved in the community choreographing and judging show choirs in the area. He spends time in the summer eagerly awaiting the theatre and show choir camps he is privileged to attend. This is his fourth year being a counselor for the Triple Threat Intensive. It is his favorite camp of the summer and he could not be more excited for what is to come!  

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